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6 Classic Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Visit to Bangkok

Birds' eye view of Bangkok

Bangkok is a city like no other. Whether you love it or hate it, you’re bound to make a few mistakes when you first visit—I sure did. If you’re new to Bangkok, these are six mistakes you don’t want to make. Sputtering tuk-tuks, the chaotic bustle of the night markets, finger-licking street food, Buddhist temples of […]

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Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Thailand has adventure at every bend. From rock climbing without ropes to scuba diving without a tank, there is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Thailand that will push you to your very limits. Ten years ago my mother offered to take me on a holiday to Australia. That’s a hell of an offer, […]

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Taking the Slow Boat From Thailand to Laos (and Trying to Bribe the Border Patrol)

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“No no–you don’t come! No paper in passport!” The Thai man at the border between Thailand and Laos had begun shouting at a Canadian girl at our table. He had been organizing all of our passports, and preparing our visas, when those very unfortunate words sliced the air. Her jaw dropped open as her eyes […]

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20 Killer Photos of Thailand

20 Killer Photos of Thailand

I spent one month in Thailand, traversing the islands and beaches of the south, all the way up to the jungles of the north. Due to the relative ease of access (Bangkok has two major international airports), cheap prices and delicious food, Thailand has become a hotspot for tourism. It’s host to some of the world’s […]

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Entering the Sathorn Unique, the Abandoned Ghost Skyscraper in Bangkok

Entering the Sathorn Unique, the Abandoned Ghost Skyscraper in Bangkok

I had heard mutterings about an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok. It was rumored to be haunted and forsaken. If I wanted to enter, I was going to have to sneak in through holes in the rusty fence and bribe the group of junkies who guarded the first floor. I would have to enter the car park across the street, cross […]

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The Cost of Travel in Thailand: How to Do it on $30 Per Day

The Cost of Travel in Thailand: How to Do it on $30 Per Day

Southeast Asia, and especially Thailand, has become a hotspot for backpackers looking for adventure on a budget. It’s become a popular destination due to its level of accessibility, with Bangkok being a major international hub and with the low cost of living in places like Chiang Mai. I spent one month traveling through Thailand and kept track of […]

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One Year in Asia in Review: 2013 Instagram Recap

One Year in Asia in Review: 2013 Instagram Recap

I’ve been traveling for almost four years now, and 2013 may have been my most significant year to date. This year brought me to Asia for the first time in my life. It was a whirlwind of eye-opening cultural experiences that have changed the way I see the Western world. During my time in Hong […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Ride Elephants in Thailand

Why You Shouldn't Ride Elephants in Thailand

“Look at me!” she shouted. “Take a picture! Look!” Her voice screeched with annoying enthusiasm as she flailed her arms in the air. She was a toothy English girl with a smile the size of a quartered honeydew. Straddling the elephant’s spine, she widened her eyes, beamed a smile, threw her arms above her head […]

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