Where to get <em>real</em> som tam near Bangkok’s Khao San Road

Where to get real som tam near Bangkok’s Khao San Road

Despite Bangkok’s location in central Thailand, Isan-style dishes from the north have worked their way into the city’s street food scene — but finding the best northern food means finding the stalls run by northern Thais. Pi Kruea is one of them; she moved to the city from northeastern Chaiyaphum...

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Where to get the best rotee in the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Where to get the best rotee in the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

When nighttime falls in Chiang Mai, the roti (or “rotee” as they’re spelled in Thai-English translations) stalls come out, catering to after-dark hunger pangs and fried dessert cravings. The stalls are almost exclusively owned and run by Thai Muslims — the rotee worked its way into Thailand from India via...

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24 hours in: Chiang Mai

24 hours in: Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is one of those destinations that people often visit — and then stay long past the date they planned to leave. That’s thanks to a ultra laid back atmosphere, some of the best street food in Thailand, an abundance of beautiful temples, and proximity to waterfalls and jungle...

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All the fun with none of the scams: The ultimate Bangkok tuk tuk experience

All the fun with none of the scams: The ultimate Bangkok tuk tuk experience

Ah, tuk tuks. Chances are when you think of Thailand you’re probably conjuring up images of this iconic little motorbike/rickshaw hybrid zipping between cars at the speed of light. Colourful, fast, and with a smattering of thrill-seeking they just scream adventure (which we love!). Sadly though, with popular tourist attractions...

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Riding overland: Why public transport is the best way to see Thailand

Riding overland: Why public transport is the best way to see Thailand

There’s no one single reason why you should visit Thailand. Some travellers come for the perfect beach holiday in paradise, armed with colourful sarongs, sunscreen, and a good book. Others aim for a more active vacation, with trekking or whitewater rafting, or maybe zip-lining and rock climbing. Some hop on...

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How to order noodle soup in Bangkok

How to order noodle soup in Bangkok

“How do I order soup?” may sound like a silly question, but there are lots of options when it comes to broths and meats and more in Thailand. We asked our local guide Nai in Bangkok how to place an order like a true Thai soup expert. Noodle soup is...

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What to expect at Songkran in Chiang Mai

What to expect at Songkran in Chiang Mai

In April, Thais celebrate one of the most important festivals of the year: Songkran — also known as the water festival. This celebration of Thai New Year is a big wet and wild party, with buckets of water being thrown, water guns being blasted, and everyone in the streets ending...

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How to travel around Bangkok like a king

How to travel around Bangkok like a king

So you’ve landed in Bangkok bright-eyed and ready for adventure. Perhaps you’re on a layover, or heading north in a few days to Chiang Mai or south to the islands after checking out the sprawling mass of skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Thailand’s capital city. While the obvious...

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Our local expert: Amy in Chiang Mai

Our local expert: Amy in Chiang Mai

For International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel to some of our female guides around the world. Today we head to Chiang Mai, to talk to our local expert, Amy.  What is your best travel memory? It’s definitely travelling in my own country of Thailand. which I can...

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Celebrating the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Celebrating the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

November is best time of year in Chiang Mai, when the rainy season ends and winter begins, with temperatures averaging 14 to 28 degrees Celsius. There’s warm sunshine during the day, and cool early mornings and evenings. It’s also the time of year when the magical Festival of Lights takes...

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