5 Bangkok Dos and Don’ts

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A few days in Bangkok will most likely be part of any trip to Thailand. The hectic megacity can easily be overwhelming, so here’s a few recommendations to help you make the most of your time in Thailand’s capital. DON’T go to Khao San Road A popular gathering point for budget-minded backpackers, Khao San Road makes a lot of travelers’ … Read More

An American Spy in Bangkok: the Jim Thompson House Museum

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In an exotic place such as Bangkok, would you be surprised to hear that one of the main tourist attractions is an American’s house? I sure was! Jim Thompson was an American businessman whose 1940s silk manufacturing company is credited with single-handedly reviving the Thai silk industry. His love of the Far East resulted in a large collection of Asian antiques, … Read More

The Madness and Purity of Wat Rong Khun, the Brightest Temple in the World

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If you’ve scanned Instagram or Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen photos of the Thai temple that looks like the entrance to heaven, completely white from top to bottom. But there’s something odd about this temple that doesn’t at all come through over the internet, and it just keeps getting weirder the closer you get. Where: 15 km southwest of Chiang Rai … Read More

10 Must-Do Experiences In Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai is about as laid back as Bangkok is busy, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do! From temples in the city to elephant camps in the jungle, you’ll definitely spend your day working up an appetite for the delicious street food to be had in the evenings. Here’s our Chiang Mai bucket list to inspire the … Read More