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It was only the foreigners on scooters that created any kind of on-the-road friction.
As well as the wonderful weather, beautiful beaches, friendly people and delicious food, traveling in Thailand is a backpacker’s dream because it can be incredibly cheap. Of course, like most countries used to the tourist dollar, there are international restaurants and five star hotels which charge international money, especially in tourist hot spots such as […]
As I was running low on time before my flight to South Africa, I opted to fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai, rather than take the slow (and noisy) river boat. Chiang Mai felt like Bangkok transplanted in the north. All the tourist-oriented businesses were present: tourist agents ready to book every activity in […]
Country: Malaysia Entry Point: Rail System coming from Singapore to Malaysia. Exit Point: Rail system from Butterworth to Surat Thani, Thailand. When: I’ll be arriving on the 15th of April and will be spending a total of ten nights in Malaysia. Looking Forward to: I’m planning for Kuala Lumpur to be my first experience with couchsurfing in Southeast Asia. It will be […]
I wrapped up my first two months in Thailand with an impromptu trip to Koh Tao, before returning to Bangkok for a few final Singhas. The Overnight Ferry to Koh Tao (check out how the crew fixed our ferry with a giant metal crane) Chillin Like a Villian 7 Hours of Fun, Sun, and Snorkeling […]
After spending a week on Phuket that was intended to be spent on smaller, more idyllic Koh Phi Phi Don, I finally boarded a ferry toward Maya Bay, aka The Beach. The first person I spoke with, before the ferry even left, was Josie from Canada, and her friend Catherine. In addition to the company […]
Thailand offers its own visa conundrum, and really epitomizes why visas are such a hassle.
The Beach may have become a backpacker cliche for many by 2008, however it continued to be a big motivator for me to explore Thailand. My first few nights on Phuket were at the On On Hotel, which was featured in the opening scenes of the movie, when Richard was portrayed as staying in a […]
After visiting the popular islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, I was anxious to go a little off the beaten track. The recommendation I got from an expat was called Koh Phayam – a little island near the Thai-Burmese border. Lonely Planet didn’t say much, which was the perfect sign I thought. Of course […]