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Why I Love Bangkok Posted by on May 21, 2015

When I first visited Bangkok back in 2011, the city didn’t exactly give me a great first impression. From haggling with rude cab drivers, to being stuck in awful traffic, to dealing with hawks and touts, I couldn’t wait to get out of the Thai capital and head south to the islands. Since then I’ve…

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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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A Video Guide to Chiang Rai Posted by on Oct 6, 2014

Start an epic journey through Thailand by crossing overland from Laos and visiting Chiang Rai. This northern provincial capital is a great place to base yourself for visiting amazing temples, riding motorbikes, and visiting parks. Check out the night bazaar and explore the bar street as well for some fun after dark. เชียงราย Chiang Rai…

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A Guide to Chiang Rai Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

Depending on which way you’re headed in a Southeast Asia adventure, Chiang Rai (เชียงราย) may be your first or last stop in Thailand. This northern provincial capital is often visited on a day trip or used simply as a necessary transit stop, but there’s much more to do here if given a few days. On…

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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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Bangkok Video (Part Two) Posted by on Jun 14, 2011

For day two in Bangkok, join me on a temple hopping cruise with stops at Wat Indrawiharn and Wat Phra Kaew. Next up, cruise over to Chinatown to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes as people gear up for Chinese New Year. Finally, a stop on the legendary Khao San Road for drinks and street…

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Bright Lights, Big City… Bangkok! (Day Two) Posted by on May 30, 2011

For our second day in Bangkok, we headed out to do some temple hopping. Arriving outside of the Grand Palace (พระบรมมหาราชวัง), we were informed that a special ceremony was going on and that the grounds would not be open to tourists for another couple of hours. Thankfully, we didn’t have to come up with alternate…

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