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Let’s Go, Trat Province

Bordering Cambodia on the East, Chanthaburi Province in the North and the Gulf of Thailand in the South, Trat is a relatively quiet coastal province that has recently started to attract an international audience – and for good reason. Koh Chang is the third largest tropical island in Thailand and…

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Let’s Go, Melaka, Malaysia

Picture this! Hundreds of boats at anchor. Two-masted Dhows from Arabia and India with their distinctive triangular sails, smaller local trading vessel from neighbouring Sumatra, and a vast Ming Dynasty fleet of varying sized junks. Boat riggings jangle and slap in the prevailing breeze. Bells toll. Smaller barges ferry cargo…

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Let’s Go, Nakhon Si Thammarat

When you think of southern Thailand you probably think of the gorgeous Andaman coast, or some beautiful far flung islands ringed with white sands and turquoise waters. But as the experienced traveler would tell you, if you go off-track, you’d find a lot of hidden gems past the highway. One…

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Let’s Go, Chumphon

Located on the east side of the Malaysian Peninsular on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, most people pass through Chumphon on their way to its more popular neighbors such as Phuket, Koh Samui or Koh Pha Ngan but few choose to stay there. Like its name (Chumphon means…

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Let’s Go, Lopburi

With a population of about 20,000 inhabitants, Lopburi is a quiet town located in central Thailand, only a two hour drive from Bangkok. While it is small, it’s a good place to monkey around—no, you heard me, right. The old town is famous for its monkeys, especially the Monkey Temple…

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Let’s Go, Chiang Mai

Travellers know it well, the colorful land of lanterns and more that is located 700 km north of Bangkok. It was the former seat of the Lanna Kingdom, hence the name (Chiang Mai means “new city”) when it succeeded Chiang Rai as the capital. Now it is a paradise for…

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Let’s Go, Ko Samui

The third largest island in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is undoubtedly one of the most popular and beautiful places in Thailand. Also known as the Oriental Pearl of Phuket, the island hosts a great number of splendid natural and man-made attractions. There is nothing to stop party-goers or…

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The Beauty of Hua Hin

In many ways, Hua Hin is a just hop, skip and jump away from Bangkok. A quiet little beach resort town, it is just 2.5 to 3 hours away from Bangkok by auto. Hua Hin has long been favored by the royal family since Prince Chakrabhongse first visited on a…

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Let’s Go, Buriram

Located about 410 km from Bangkok, Buriram is one of the smallest provinces in Thailand but it has ancient roots dating way back to the ancient Khmer period. It is situated in the lower part of the northeastern region, the border of Oddar Meanchaeay in Cambodia lies to the southeast…

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Let’s Go, Nan Province

Nestled cozily in northern Thailand in the province of the same name, Nan is a charming town hidden among rearing mountains. The roads, while less trodden, lead to an impressive view of authentic Thai culture. The lack of foreign crowds is noticeable here, unlike in Chiang Mai four hours away.…

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Sri Lanka Named Top Destination In The World

Celebrating 70 years of independence, Sri Lanka has just been named Lonely Planet’s Top Destination for 2019. With untouched golden beaches to discover, a kaleidoscopic landscape and its eclectic mix of different religions and cultures, Sri Lanka is finally coming on to its own. “Already notable to intrepid travellers for…

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Let’s Go, Kanchanaburi

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London its Clock Tower, New York the Empire State Building, Sydney an Opera House, Seattle has the Space Needle and in Kanchanaburi it’s a bridge. In 1942 during World War II, Kanchanaburi was under Japanese control. It was here that they forced Asian labourers along…

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Let’s Go, Ko Kret

Thailand is known for its many islands, Samui Pha Ngan, Lipe, Phi Phi Don, Phuket, etc., but one that is not quite so well known, yet near the Country’s capital, is Ko Kret. Ko Kret was created during the reign of King Taisra in 1722. Taisra wanted a faster water…

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Hua Hin – Why Wouldn’t You?

A friend of mine once told me that if you have the luxury to live anywhere you want you should always choose a resort city. He himself, an avid skier chose to live in Vail Colorado, a famous ski resort city in the States. For me, after living in Hua…

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A Day Amongst Elephants

Ever wanted to get up close to elephants? Yet seeing them in the distance at a National Park just did not do it for you? Or perhaps you have ethical issues with trekking on, riding, petting or feeding, captive elephants? Well, we recently visited a place where you can spend…

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Let’s Go, Ayutthaya A World Heritage City

At just a little over 80 km’s to the north of Bangkok you’ll find Thailand’s capital Ayutthaya, or at least it was until the late 18th century before it was moved to Bangkok. Ayutthaya is one of the most impressive ruined cities in Asia and a must see for anyone…

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