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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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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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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5 reasons why Bangkok rocks for families

5 reasons why Bangkok rocks for families

Thailand is my happy place. The country as a destination has been an open secret with Australians for decades, and my first visit in the mid 90s had me hooked. Bangkok was just chaotic, noisy, exotic, enticing, and colourful enough for me to fall in love. I’ve been back more...

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All about Phansa (or Buddhist Lent)

All about Phansa (or Buddhist Lent)

This Friday marks the beginning of the Buddhist celebration of the Phansa Rains Retreat (sometimes also known as Buddhist Lent). In Thai, this first day of the celebration is known as Khao Phansa and commonly falls in July; Oak Phansa marks the end of it and is usually in October. Phansa...

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Wet and wild! A Songkran survival guide

Wet and wild! A Songkran survival guide

You’ve likely seen photos of it — even if you didn’t really know what it’s all about. The Songkran Festival (or Water Festival) is one of the most famous Thai celebrations and, at first glance, looks like nothing more than a wet and wild party. And yes, that’s kind of...

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