Following in the footsteps of The Beach and visiting the stunning beaches of Southern Thailand

Recreating The Beach Trail in South Thailand

For fans of Alex Garland’s iconic travel novel, The Beach, Southern Thailand is a playground. So many beautiful islands and beaches, including the one that allegedly inspired the book, Maya…

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Koh Samui sunset

7 free sightseeing tips for Koh Samui

A huge part of travelling is sightseeing, and it doesn’t get better than when that sightseeing is free. In Koh Samui, it’s so easy to forget where you are and…

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Your Guide to undertaking the Samoeng Loop

I first heard about the Samoeng Loop from a guy I was chatting to in Livingstone, Zambia. He was on an epic year-long journey across the world, and when I…

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Motorbike on the Samoeng Loop

A scary night on the Samoeng Loop

As I write, I think I am about to die in some horrific way. I am trying to get some sleep in a place called Samoeng Resort, just outside a…

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How to visit the Thailand Monkey Temple

Visiting Thailand’s Lopburi Monkey Temple: Advice and FAQs

What you need to know about Thailand’s most famous monkey temple in Lopburi before you go. How to get there how to get the monkeys off you!

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Chiang Mai

5 Reasons you should visit Chiang Mai

While a bustling hub of travel activity, Chiang Mai is still relatively peaceful when compared to the islands of Southern Thailand. The temple-strewn city has so much to offer. The…

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Elephant

How to encounter and protect elephants in Thailand

Understandably, animal experiences are high on many travellers wish lists but there are often questions raised about the welfare of the animals involved . . . and rightly so. Visit elephants ethically…

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Visiting the markets of Bangkok

10 must read tips on surviving a Bangkok street market

A Bangkok inspired cocktail of hangovers, pushy sales, tuk-tuks and scam artists are not a great combination and make surviving the Bangkok market experience quite a challenge. Luckily for you,…

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Krabi Sunset

A whistle stop guide to Ao Nang Krabi

Krabi, Thailand, is home to some of the most stunning beaches the world had to offer, but there is much more than that. This post from Vicky, who has a…

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The Thailand Cambodia Poipet Border crossing

Thailand Border Scam Poipet Style

Having negotiated our way out of the Dragons Lair, we were finally allowed back on the bus to head to the border, or so we thought. The Poipet border is…

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