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THE SOLO LADIES’ GUIDE TO TRAVELING IN THAILAND

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If you’re thinking of heading to Thailand, aka the Land of Smiles, but are worried about solo female travel, fear not! On the whole, Thailand is a friendly, welcoming place for solo females to travel and there are plenty of resources to help allay your fears before setting off. Here we’ll talk through some common questions like “Is Thailand Safe?” …

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WANG SAEN SUK MONASTERY: A VISIT TO BUDDHA HELL

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“Aye, there’s the rub! For in the sleep of death, what dreams may come? “asked Hamlet in his monologue. Far beyond dreams, Naraka is a place of torment in the after-life, according to schools of Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. What sort of nightmarish torment awaits us in hell? Pay a visit to Buddha Hell in the Wang Saen Suk Monastery …

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READING IS SEXY: THE BEST BOOKSTORES IN BANGKOK

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Whether you are looking for your next read or searching for a spot where you can de-compress after going through Bangkok’s hectic pace, here is a list of the best bookstores in Bangkok. What makes them special is not just the quiet reading havens that they provide, but the fact that they are created by people with a vision of …

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MOBILE-FRIENDLY: THE BEST APPS FOR BACKPACKERS

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Batman has his utility belt. You’ve got your fanny pack (bum bags to other native English speakers of the British English variety). Unfortunately, you are lacking his virtual assistant, Alfred, who takes care of his navigation and Intel. As a backpacker, you have got your trusty mobile and all your apps to get you through your trip through Thailand and …

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UNDER THE SEA: GETTING YOUR PADI IN KOH TAO

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When it comes to deciding where in the world to scuba dive, Koh Tao has got to be high on your list. Why? Well, the first clue is in the name. Koh Tao, aka Turtle Island, is home to both hawksbill and green turtles along with loads of other marine wildlife. Hawksbills are listed as critically endangered on the IUCN …

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FOR THE ‘GRAM: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOTS IN KOH PHANGAN

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Koh Phangan is not just about all the parties. If you have way too many drunk (and maybe blurred) photos that are just not worthy of your Instagram page, then, perhaps it’s time to visit these beautiful spots in Koh Phangan before you go on a proper bender. From beaches to viewpoints and rooftop bars, deck your Instagram page with …

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THE DARK TRUTH BEHIND THAILAND’S TIGER ZOO

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Although taking a photograph with a magnificent tiger may seem like the ultimate insta-shot, the dark truth behind Thailand’s Tiger Zoo may want to make you rethink your ‘gram choices. THE DARK TRUTH The infamous Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi – now known as a ‘Tiger Zoo’ – is back in business despite being raided by police and wildlife authorities back in …