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: What you need to know

People often ask a traveller “What’s the best place you have ever been to?” Although it is an impossible question to answer definitively, The Monkey Temple in Lopburi, Thailand, or…

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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 one of the best markets in Bangkok

Secret Tips to Chatuchak Markets in Bangkok

When visiting Thailand, seeing a market or two is a necessity. If you haven’t already read The Travel Blogs post on 10 tips for surviving a Bangkok Market, then be…

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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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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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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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Elephants in Thailand

Elephant Tourism in Thailand and Beyond

So many travellers crave animal interactions while wandering the world, and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t. I myself found time to see and interact with tigers, elephants, lions and cheetah’s…

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