• Destination: Northern Thailand

    June 5, 2018

    Looking for a new and less visited destination for an adventure? The lure of Thailand for many travelers is its wide variety of exotic experiences, from fabulous temples to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The smiling, friendly people, tantalising cuisine and fresh fruit everywhere you turn encourages visitors to return time and time again, as well

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  • Not all Bangkok Floating Markets Float

    May 2, 2018

    One of the most common questions we get asked is, “Can we go to the floating market.” This is actually a great question! Markets are one of Bangkok (and Asia’s) quintessential experiences, as varied and photogenic as all get out. There’s just one thing – asking about “the floating market” in Bangkok is like asking to see “the mall” in

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  • Old Town Bangkok Renaissance

    March 27, 2018

    If you wander around Bangkok’s Wong Wian 22 neighborhood during the day, you can buy engine degreaser, coffins, industrial-strength rope, Chinese herbal medicine, and bulk paper, among many other things. But after the sun sets and the shops close, the neighborhood becomes one of the city’s top destinations for discerning fans of cocktails, music, art, and idiosyncratic everything, all centered

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  • Which Thai Beach is Best for You?

    February 19, 2018

    Ko Samui, here we come! Or maybe Phuket? What about Krabi? Err… what’s the difference? Thailand’s beaches are famous for their fine white sand, aquamarine crystal clear waters and user-friendliness offered by the smiling locals. For these reasons, the popular destinations are becoming more developed bringing both pros and cons. One of the most common questions we field from guests about

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  • The Pursuit of Character

    January 4, 2018

    It’s hard to explain to people that you’re chasing something that’s hard to even define, but that’s how things happen at Smiling Albino. Character is a bold word with broad definitions, which is why it’s a bit strange that it’s come to define who we are, and what we chase. You see, character is a two-way street. In one lane

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