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An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image
An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image

An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image

“The bird has an honor that is missing from man. Its song is mournful, alas, man is trapped, but the bird is free according to natural law.” With quotations like that, you can bet you’re not in for the typical travel video. “Thailand: In the Garden of the Dragon” comes […]

Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand
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Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand

Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong/Loy Kratong) is a festival in Thailand that takes place on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, where thousands of little, candlelit floats are let go onto rivers and other waterways as offerings to the river spirits. In the northern part of Thailand, […]

A Sunday Afternoon Stroll Through Hell
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A Sunday Afternoon Stroll Through Hell

When your Thai landlord offers to take you to lunch on a Sunday afternoon, you don’t expect to end up in Hell. I had envisioned a casual afternoon of eating spicy papaya salad and having comical conversations through broken English and basic Thai with Khunjai. She is an older, rotund […]

20 Ideas For Beach Hotels In Thailand
20 Ideas For Beach Hotels In Thailand

20 Ideas For Beach Hotels In Thailand

Staying at a beach hotel in Thailand presents all sorts of really tough choices to travelers such as: Should I stay at a the bamboo hut hotel located directly on the beach or at the mangrove bungalow hotel with towering views of the sea? I know, life is tough in […]

6 Clubs To Rock To In East Asia
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6 Clubs To Rock To In East Asia

Okay, you can be honest with me. Spit it out. You did not come halfway across the world for this, how they call it, “Banana Pancake Trail”? I know exactly how you feel. I can tell how much you would like to throw a chair at that guy who’s mesmerizing […]

Bad News Sweden: Phuket Is Full
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Bad News Sweden: Phuket Is Full

Bad news Sweden: Phuket is full. Well, not full exactly, but the Thai island (and its smaller nearby cousins, known for their white sand beaches and DEET-laced alcoholic cocktails) is on path for another record-setting year, with an estimated 4.7 million visitors expected to visit the island in 2012, up from […]

How I Learned To Find Family In Northern Thailand
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How I Learned To Find Family In Northern Thailand

I’m not a very touchy person. Hugs are reserved for good friends and family, and I can’t remember the last boyfriend whose hand I actually enjoyed holding. I’ll slap you a good ‘ol American high-five but please do not force me into the fashionable double-cheek kiss scenario. This preference for […]

7 Tips For Travel In Southeast Asia
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7 Tips For Travel In Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is probably the best place in the world for your first extended backpacking trip. The food is delicious, the locals friendly, the beaches extraordinary, the accommodations well-established and the sites varied and unforgettable. You’re likely to return home with plenty of fond memories and incredible photos of Southeast […]

Images From The Flooding In Bangkok
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Images From The Flooding In Bangkok

Monsoon rains in Thailand have been causing an already drenched country to get even wetter, with water now sweeping from the north southward into Bangkok, one of Asia’s largest cities. As the WSJ reports: Most of Bangkok’s central business district remained dry on Thursday and operating more or less usual, […]

Cooking Class In Thailand: Learning Culture Through The Tongue
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Cooking Class In Thailand: Learning Culture Through The Tongue

“Tan Khao Ma Rue Yung?” asks our cooking instructor, as she holds up ginger root, also known as khing in Thai, its sharp and slightly tangy scent awakening my sense of smell. We are standing in a Chiang Mai market choosing fresh ingredients for the day, and she has just […]

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