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  • Where To Stay In Phuket, Thailand – Best Locations & Hotels

    Where To Stay In Phuket, Thailand – Best Locations & Hotels

    Oct 14, 2018 Thailand

    Phuket attracts over 6 million tourists from all corners of the world each year, and that’s expected to almost double in the next decade. Now I know why. I’ve done the hard (and enviable) work for you, and put together a first-hand comparison of the 6 mos…

  • 7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Bangkok, Thailand

    7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Bangkok, Thailand

    Oct 1, 2018 Thailand

    Bangkok is a city defined by contrast. You’ll find extravagance and poverty, tradition and innovation, nightlife and relaxation, glamour and quirkiness, ancient and modern. Whether you’re a backpacker with a shoestring-tight budget, a retiree relishing yo…

  • How To See Pattaya, Thailand In 48 Hours

    How To See Pattaya, Thailand In 48 Hours

    Sep 4, 2018 Thailand

    When you think about planning a vacation in Thailand, destinations like Bangkok, Phuket and Chang Mai jump to mind. But I discovered there’s plenty of reasons to include the coastal city of Pattaya in your itinerary.

  • 5 Amazing Outdoor Things To Do In Thailand

    5 Amazing Outdoor Things To Do In Thailand

    May 23, 2017 Thailand

    Here are five expert suggestions for outdoor activities that will make your next holiday in Thailand extra special… so special that you’ll want to come back.

  • There Is Plenty To Do In Chiang Mai

    There Is Plenty To Do In Chiang Mai

    Nov 28, 2012 Thailand

    During our stay in Chiang Mai we hung out lots with friends and also managed the occasionally family activity as well. Here’s a brief overview of some of the shenanigans that we got up to.

  • The Magic of Yi Peng - Floating Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

    The Magic of Yi Peng - Floating Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

    Nov 28, 2012 Thailand

    When tens of thousands of glowing lanterns fill the sky and drift away on the warm currents of the atmosphere your cares float away too. Your wishes, your worries, your prayers lifting to the heavens to be swept into the arms of God or to be enveloped int…

  • Hungry Hungry Hippos at Chiang Mai Zoo

    Hungry Hungry Hippos at Chiang Mai Zoo

    Nov 26, 2012 Thailand

    Big, huge, flabby gums masking giant, munching teeth. And it took more then one potato before they would close their mouth to chew. Hungry Hungry Hippo! An enjoyable day with a songthaew of hilarious personalities.

  • Chiang Mai's Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Chiang Mai's Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Nov 24, 2012 Thailand

    The night before the lantern festival was a hot air balloon festival. We jumped in our songthaew with our friends and headed to the spot for a night of sparkling lights, dancing and mossie bites.

  • Visit Chiang Mai: Accomodation, Transport & Food

    Visit Chiang Mai: Accomodation, Transport & Food

    Nov 22, 2012 Thailand

    Transport from the airport, where we stayed, where we ate. The practical things about Chiang Mai.

  • One Night In Bangkok Is All It Takes

    One Night In Bangkok Is All It Takes

    Nov 22, 2012 Thailand

    One night was all it took for me to fall back in love with Bangkok. The area we stayed in we had never been will living there for that month and I was in awe. It was so happening. An absolutely amazing location, being in the heart of everything and feelin…

  • Pulai Springs Resort, Johor: An Impressive Utopia

    Pulai Springs Resort, Johor: An Impressive Utopia

    Nov 13, 2012 Johor, Malaysia

    If you are thinking of staying for a night or two in Johor to hit up Legoland & Hello Kitty then we have found the place for you. Here's a few words about the place we stayed in during our recent trip to Johor

  • Close Encounter at Thailand’s Tiger Temple

    Close Encounter at Thailand’s Tiger Temple

    Sep 29, 2012 Thailand

    I recognize this post may be a bit controversial due to the negative media coverage of tiger sanctuaries in Thailand, however here is our close encounter with the 100+ tigers at Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in Kanchanaburi.

  • Bangkok's Exclusive Countdown

    Bangkok's Exclusive Countdown

    Sep 20, 2012 Thailand

    Here is a compact wrap up of our Bangkok trip. Including 10 things to do with toddlers in Bangkok, 5 must-eat foods in Bangkok, 4 things for kid free adults to do in Bangkok, 3 things to remember for Bangkok transport, 2 things not to do in Bangkok and 1 …

  • My 7 Hours of Bangkok Highlights... Not the Type You’re Thinking of

    My 7 Hours of Bangkok Highlights... Not the Type You’re Thinking of

    Sep 19, 2012 Thailand

    Ever spent 7 hours at a hair salon for a full head of highlights? It's a journey perhaps you can learn from. Maybe leave the hairdresser appointment to another country.

  • 8 Things To Do With Kids In Bangkok

    8 Things To Do With Kids In Bangkok

    Sep 19, 2012 Thailand

    You didn't think Bangkok had anything to do, did you? A shopping playground for adults and a nightlife for singles. Bangkok is a far cry from the typical family destination? But we found eight! 8 things your toddlers will love!

  • Thailand’s Delectable Delicacies

    Thailand’s Delectable Delicacies

    Sep 18, 2012 Thailand

    There are some real great places to eat in Bangkok. There is anything from the delectable street food on every corner to clean, air-conditioned restaurants in malls to Guinness Book Record Holder restaurants with seats for over 5000 people and 1500 staff.…

  • Angsana’s Thai Home Cooking School – Food and Fun!

    Angsana’s Thai Home Cooking School – Food and Fun!

    Sep 17, 2012 Thailand

    After reading several reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to contact Angsana for a Thai Cooking Class. She had great communication and fixed us up for a Friday morning. There was a market visit, menu planning, cooking and then eating! YUM!

  • Funarium Bangkok – “Fun” is Just the Beginning!

    Funarium Bangkok – “Fun” is Just the Beginning!

    Sep 16, 2012 Thailand

    We found a secret little gem situated right in the middle of Bangkok's central residential district between Sukhumvit Road and Rama 4 Road. Your kids will absolutely love it.

  • The Gem Scammers of Wat Pho, Bangkok Temples

    The Gem Scammers of Wat Pho, Bangkok Temples

    Sep 14, 2012 Thailand

    If we hadn’t read about the well-known Gem Scam we would have totally fallen for the smiling, seemingly genuine Thai man. Join us as we resist the scammers through Siam Paragon, Grand Palace & Wat Pho.

  • Fantasia Lagoon, Bangkok's Secret Water Park

    Fantasia Lagoon, Bangkok's Secret Water Park

    Sep 13, 2012 Thailand

    You probably won't read about Bangkok's Fantasia Lagoon water park in guide books and even most locals don't even know where it is. We reveal one of Thailand's best kept toddler secrets.

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