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Islands Near Phuket: Exploring Koh Yao Yai

In Phuket, Thailand by Sienna VanceLeave a Comment

Koh Yao Yai: A perfect island to chill after Partying in Phuket Koh Yao Yai is an island located in the middle of Phang Nga Bay in between the coasts of Krabi and Phuket, Ko Yao Yai offers a calm refuge from busy beaches and the wild nights you’ve spent partying. If you are looking to take a few days …

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Thailand: The Land of Smiles

In Culture, Thailand by Trevor DixonLeave a Comment

The Land of Smiles: Why Are Thai’s So Happy All The Time?    In Thailand, come for the beaches but stay for the people. With a natural fervor for life, Thai’s are helpful, courteous, and amazingly resilient. Through natural and health disasters, unstable democracy, political coups, and financial crises, these people have remained steadfast while being quick to give the …

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Thai Gestures: Showing respect in Thailand

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Thai Gestures and Showing Respect in Thailand When traveling to any new country, one of the most daunting things to face is interaction with an unknown culture. What some nations deem completely acceptable, are heinously offensive acts to others! All too often, travelers forget to research their destination’s people prior to their trip, resulting in what feels like rude glares …

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Taking Tradition Home: Sak Yant Thai Tattoo’s

In Culture, Thailand by Kirsty CoetzeeLeave a Comment

Sak Yants: The Traditional Thai Tattoo Art & Practice When traveling to Thailand, one might consider bringing home a curio or a local trinket from one of the country’s many markets. For the more dedicated tourist, a traditional Thai tattoo makes for a special kind of keepsake to take home, to bear witness to the adventure of a lifetime! As …

Get Connected: Your Guide to getting a SIM card in Thailand

In Guides, Thailand by Tim FrankLeave a Comment

Staying Online: How to get a SIM Card in Thailand Finding your way around a new country without a phone can be a challenge even for the most experienced of backpackers. Most of us give up on our phones abroad as data roaming charges are extortionate these days. Not particularly an issue when you’re relaxing in the hostel bar or …