Colorful and Vibrant Floating Markets of Southeast Asia

Visiting a floating market is a must-do while you’re in Southeast Asia. You will find the freshest fruits and vegetables, all the seafood you could ever imagine. There are many floating markets in Southeast Asia. And while no two are alike, and they each offer their own experiences, you want to make sure your plans …

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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 asked him his favourite memory so far, he pondered for a moment, and said “Motorbiking in Northern Thailand”. Fast forward a couple of years and …

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Recreating The Beach Trail in South Thailand

Following in the footsteps of The Beach and visiting the stunning beaches of Southern 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 Bay in Koh Phi Phi. Finding Paradise in Southern Thailand These days it’s getting harder and harder to find the undiscovered gem, a hidden treasure …

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How to encounter and protect elephants in Thailand

Elephant

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 Is it ever right to exploit animals for tourism gains? Isn’t that what zoos have been doing for years? I think as long as it’s …

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Best Water Parks in Chiang Mai

Escape the heat at these fun water parks! Find water parks in Chiang Mai, Thailand for all sizes and ages – there’s some water fun for everyone. Go ahead and take a look! Click to find out where you can get wet and wild.

10 must read tips on surviving a Bangkok street market

Visiting the markets of Bangkok

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, I have written these quick tips to make the experience a little easier. Bangkok, as crazy as it is beautiful Markets could certainly be considered …

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A scary night on the Samoeng Loop

Motorbike 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 small town in the middle of nowhere up a mountain. The resort has about 30 or so individual bungalows spread across a wide area, but …

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