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20 Reasons You Should Still Go to Thailand Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

In the aftermath of the recent Bangkok bombing, Thailand’s tourism numbers have (unsurprisingly) been slipping significantly. After such a tragedy, it’s understandable why people are worried about traveling to the country. One need not look far back in history to find plenty of other examples – the bombings in London and Bali in the early…

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What Can You Do with One Month in Thailand? Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

To many, one month seems like an incredibly long time to travel in one place. Hell, most people don’t even get a month of holiday time in one calendar year. While the idea of traveling in a foreign country for an entire 30 days may be strange to some, those who choose to do it end…

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Is the Party Over in Thailand? Posted by on Nov 4, 2014

Bangkok Soi Cowboy

Back in May, the military took control of Thailand after a bloodless coup d’état ousted the caretaker government that had been put in place after months of political upheaval. General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his military established the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to govern the country, and he eventually became prime minister after…

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Two Months in Thailand Posted by on Sep 3, 2014

สวัสดี! Hello again to all of our readers, The Thai Language & Culture blog has been on a bit of a hiatus as of late, but we’re happy to get things going again this fall. I’m Sasha, and I’ll be taking you on an epic tour of Thailand over the next several months with in-depth…

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“One Month in Thailand” Wrap-Up Posted by on Dec 19, 2011

The year 2011 started out with one of the best experiences of my life, as I spent a month traveling through Thailand and into Laos. We set out on our trip seeking a respite from the cold, dry, Beijing winter, with a pleasant beach vacation. What we ended up with was the adventure of a…

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Koh Tao – Video Posted by on Mar 20, 2011

Arriving in Bangkok early in the morning after a long flight from Beijing, we only had a few hours before we had to get back on the road. We boarded the night train bound for Chumphon, then switched to a bus, and finally a ferry, on our way to Koh Tao. This small island on…

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Island Hopping – Part One Posted by on Mar 11, 2011

Getting off the train in Chumphon in the wee hours of the morning, I needed a few minutes to shake the cobwebs out before finding our bus. Luckily, I didn’t have to exert much effort in locating the bus, as Thailand specializes in herding tourists. As soon as you set foot off of your train…

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