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Archive for January, 2015

Politeness in Thai Culture Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

Politeness is a very important part of Thai culture, but of course there are differences between the Thai and Western ways of being polite. While the people in Thailand are generally quite friendly and understanding – which is not surprising considering tourism is the biggest industry in the country – a little politeness goes a…

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MHS Loop Part Three – Exploring Soppong Posted by on Jan 22, 2015

Get off the bike for a few days and explore Soppong in northern Thailand. From simple hikes around the river, to a multitude of caves, to trekking through ethnic minority villages, there’s tons to do here.

Caving and Trekking in Soppong Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

A few days into the famed MHS motorbike loop of Northern Thailand, we were ready to get off the bikes for a while. The first day took us from Chiang Mai, through Doi Inthanon National Park, to the small town of Mae Chaem. Next up was another long ride up to Mae Hong Son, where…

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Polite Particles in Thai – Krap and Ka Posted by on Jan 15, 2015

Politeness is incredibly important in Thai culture, and it starts with what you say. Learn how to use the polite particles “krap” and “ka” in this short language video.

MHS Loop Video Part Two Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

Check out the town of Mae Hong Son and its many beautiful temples, then jump on the bike and cruise to Soppong. Along the way, stop at a waterfall, mud spa, and fish cave.

Mae Hong Son to Soppong Posted by on Jan 7, 2015

After making the long drive from Mae Chaem up to Mae Hong Son, we had to think about our plans for the rest of our MHS Loop motorbike adventure. Originally, we had planned to most likely spend two nights in the capital city of the province by the same name. However, based on what we…

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