Visiting Thailand

The glittering beaches of Phuket and throbbing nightclubs of Bangkok give Thailand a reputation as a temptress. The Thai worship more than the sun, however: 400 Buddhist temples (or wats) in Bangkok alone provide a respite from indulgence. To truly relax, go from wat to wat on a traditional tuk-tuk. The glittering beaches of Phuket and throbbing nightclubs of Bangkok give Thailand a reputation as a temptress. The Thai worship more than the sun, however: 400 Buddhist temples (or wats) in Bangkok alone provide a respite from indulgence. To truly relax, go from wat to wat on a traditional tuk-tuk.    Close

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Meditating with Monks at Wat Doi Suthep

Written by Owen Lipsett on 12 May, 2013

Wat Prathat Doi Suthep literally and figuratively symbolizes the city of Chiang Mai, which it overlooks (although "guards" might be a more apt description) from the mountain whose name it shares. Each year, newly enrolled students at the city’s university walk sixteen kilometers up…Read More


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Pattaya in General

Written by dkm1981 on 30 Apr, 2013

Pattaya is a Thai city a couple of hours' drive away from Bangkok in a South Easterly direction. It is a beach side resort that is famous for its nightlife and severe lack of morals in terms of a very public sex trade. There are…Read More


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Bangkok Must Sees

Written by dkm1981 on 16 Mar, 2013

Bangkok really is a crazy city that has so much culture, fascinating architecture and fabulous sites. You could spend a lifetime here and no see everything, but since most people have a couple of days in the city, here are some of the things that…Read More


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My favourite Khao San Road Scammer

Written by PeaceLoveTravel on 13 Aug, 2012

One year of adventures, great food and even better drinks was coming to an end. All the people I met and the friends I made were either heading off to new continents or returning back home to real life. Real life was the thing I…Read More


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Why Thai coffee doesn’t taste like coffee?

Written by SeenThat on 09 Apr, 2012

"Why Thai coffee doesn’t taste like coffee?" asked me one of the readers of my book Back in Bethlehem. Those who have not read the book won’t understand my surprise at the question. Part of the book takes place in Thailand, coffee is clearly mentioned,…Read More


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On South American and Thai Cuisines

Written by SeenThat on 09 Apr, 2012

At first sight, there aren’t two cuisines more afar than the Thai and South American ones. I have extensively described both and the conclusions are clear. Thais favor complex dishes, heavily spiced balancing several flavors at once. South American cuisines prefer unsophisticated dishes—just burn the…Read More


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On Lakam and Loquat

Written by SeenThat on 09 Apr, 2012

Thailand—as the rest of Southeast Asia—is awesomely rich in fruits. Their variety is wide and their quality exceptional. Yet, even the fruit-loving traveler would find himself at lost while staring at some of them for the first time. If seeing a durian for the first…Read More


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Big Blue Mountain

Written by SeenThat on 09 Apr, 2012

I was exploring one of the lush, green islands dotting Thailand’s seas, when I saw something unusual. Among the greenery, a very simple hut had a large sign stating "Coffee." No other houses could be seen in the vicinity, but that meant little; an entire…Read More


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Between a "G" and a "K"

Written by SeenThat on 09 Apr, 2012

If growing up within the realm of a single language, few realize consonants can display as many variations as vowels. Those of us who move back and forth among different families of languages understand that, but this is of little help when it is time…Read More


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The Pythagorean Exactitude of Mouse-Dropping Chili

Written by SeenThat on 08 Apr, 2012

On several occasions I described Thai soups. The awesome variety of ingredients, preparation methods and spicing, makes it almost impossible to make a complete review of them. At certain point one realizes the task is impossible, each soup stall has its own peculiarities and flavors.…Read More


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