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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First Kiss

Written by SeenThat on 08 Apr, 2012

After being a while in Thailand, several guesthouses and hotels became my home away from home. Their staff knew me well, and they often spoke with me in a friendly manner, selflessly giving me the gift of their unrivaled smiles. Despite the cultural difficulties—increased by…Read More


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The Urban Legend of the Lost Eye

Written by SeenThat on 08 Apr, 2012

In How close is too close?, I described how to avoid making mistakes while greeting Thais; yet, there is more than that to proper Thai manners. Walking properly along Bangkok’s streets is less trivial than it seems. More than ten million people live in this…Read More


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How close is too close?

Written by SeenThat on 25 Jan, 2012

Understanding the peculiar personal space definition of a foreign culture is critical for the success of a trip there. Knowing how to speak with a denizen while standing at a proper distance is vital; knowing how not to touch is even more urgent. However, sometimes…Read More


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A road trip through Northern Thailand

Written by MichaelJM on 27 Oct, 2011

We’d only had a few hours sleep due to a body clock that was totally out of sync and the fact that we needed to be leaving the hotel early to make the two hour road journey to the Laos border. It was still quite…Read More


A bit of pampering!

Written by MichaelJM on 11 Oct, 2011

Over the years we have come to the conclusion that our holiday starts as soon as we leave the house on the day of the flight. Although for recent holidays we’ve enjoyed the planning discussions (usually over a meal with a good wine and a…Read More


Planning is not tedious

Written by MichaelJM on 06 Oct, 2011

Once again we were looking to plan for a long haul holiday and as our friends (who travelled with us to Peru and The Galapagos) wanted to see the same countries we started to think about it over an unhurried meal, a couple of bottles…Read More


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More than just backpacker party heaven

Written by EMills on 01 Jul, 2011

The Khao San Road. Say these words to anyone who has been to Bangkok and they will either smile or wince, but the surrounding area has so much more to offer than dirt-cheap hotels and even cheaper t-shirts. There are numerous important historical monuments in…Read More


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Expore Bangkok by boat and See the Temples Float By

Written by nofootprint on 18 May, 2011

This is one place I could have stayed longer . I loved it and had so much fun . The people are so friendly and the transportation system makes it an easy and fun city to explore . I have to visit again soon. If…Read More


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A Day to Explore Ayuthaya

Written by nofootprint on 17 May, 2011

The two days we were here in Febuary it rained. Coming from Canada and the fact it was a warm rain .....it really was OK with us. My husband packed some green ponchos for us so we set out by tuk tuk tour to explore.Although…Read More


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A Gentle Land

Written by SeenThat on 16 May, 2011

Thailand is often referred to as the Land of Smiles; that’s a true statement, however it obscures another quality of this awesome land: its nature.A long time ago I was showing my Everest pictures to a Thai friend. Those from the way up were sunny…Read More


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