Category: Thailand

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White Water Rafting in Thailand

White Water Rafting in Thailand

It’s often said that Thailand has two seasons – hot and dry, and hot and rainy. It’s actually a bit more complicated than that, but yeah… we can see how it might seem that way sometimes. When many people hear ‘the rainy season’ it sometimes puts a bad picture in their head – who wants to vacation when...

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Where should I stay – the river or Sukhumvit?

Bangkok is a vast city – like, really huge. However, it’s safe to say that most foreigners – and a good chunk of Bangkok’s expats – spend much of their time within a 6 or 8 sq.km area. Within this square, many of Bangkok’s best hotels, restaurants, malls, cinemas and tourist attractions are located, and...

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The low-down on Bangkok’s floating markets

In your research for Thailand, you may have come across an anecdote calling Bangkok the Venice of the East. Well, that was once true, but not so much anymore. Back in the day, Bangkok was veined with canals (called khlongs in Thai) and boats were the primary means of getting around. But over the past...

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What’s the Difference between the Loy Kratong and Yi Peng festivals?

If there’s one thing that Asia does right, it’s festivals. Celebrations based on the continent’s varied religions, cultures, ethnicities, and histories are rarely boring, never ignored, and always provide an enjoyable, authentic look into the culture. But to Western eyes, some of the festivals bleed together, and it’s sometimes difficult to know where one ends...