• Meet Our Expert Hosts

    June 9, 2017

    Joe Cummings talking about Bangkok’s history along the Chaopraya river. Welcoming guests from all over the world is the complete opposite of a one-man show. We’ve blogged before about how much work goes on behind the scenes when we get a booking, and visitors to the Smiling Albino website can meet our office staff, adventure hosts, and advisors at the

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  • Ten Blogs to Dive Into Before you Visit Southeast Asia

    June 2, 2017

    In an ongoing series of posts that highlight great sources of information on Southeast Asia, we covered some of the movies you should watch and books you should read before your big trip. Now it’s time to really dive deep – which websites and blogs should you check out? Unlike books or movies, anyone can create a website – and millions

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  • Ten Books to Read Before You Visit Southeast Asia

    May 24, 2017

    Following on the heels of our post on what movies to watch before you come to Southeast Asia, this post is aimed at those who might prefer to get a lay for the land from the written page rather than the motion picture. Any region or country is the sum total of its history, and in this regard Southeast Asia

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  • The Dangers of Not Listening to Professionals

    May 3, 2017

    If you use Twitter or Instagram (or even if you don’t) you’ve likely heard of the Fyre Festival debacle, which recently blew up across social media. The basics are that a music festival was organized on a private island in the Bahamas, pitched as an ultra-exclusive (and very expensive) luxury event that would be packed with models, yachts, and famous

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  • What’s Up With Bangkok’s Street Food “Ban”?

    April 26, 2017

    Judging from the email inbox at Smiling Albino Intergalactic HQ here in Bangkok, we weren’t the only ones a bit shocked to read headlines saying that street food will be banned in the city that CNN recently said had the world’s best street food. But here’s the good news – street food in Bangkok will not be banned. Stricter regulations

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