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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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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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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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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24 hours in: Bangkok

24 hours in: Bangkok

The Thai capital of Bangkok is not unaccustomed to tourists. In fact, it’s always packed full of them! Even though some parts of this chaotic city are a little too touristy for our liking, that’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of fun things to do in Bangkok. If...

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