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THE BEST TATTOO PARLORS IN KRABI

In Culture, Guides, Krabi / Ao Nang by Hannah ChampionLeave a Comment

Tattoos hold much significance in Thailand, with Buddhist Sak Yant tattoos being popular among monks and Muay Thai fighters as well as locals and tourists alike. These tattoos represent power, belief and other honorable characteristics as well as bringing the recipient good fortune for the future. Traditionally tattooed using the bamboo stick method, these tattoos are said to hurt less …

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HOW ELEPHANTS BECAME THE NATIONAL SYMBOL OF THAILAND

In Culture, Stories, Thailand by Hannah ChampionLeave a Comment

If you’ve been in Thailand for more than five minutes, you’ll have noticed that they absolutely love the elephant here. On everything from temples to beer and, of course, the classic backpacker attire ‘elephant pants’, this national animal is a favorite. But why are Thai elephants the national symbol, and how did this come to be? Read on to find …

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“GOT CRABS?”: THE BEST PLACES FOR SEAFOOD IN KRABI

In Food, Guides, Krabi / Ao Nang by Camila Perez B.Leave a Comment

All beach towns serve seafood. Krabi is filled with seafood restaurants fighting over tourists. They even have a seafood street filled with these restaurants. However, not all restaurants will give you what you are looking for. Avoid seafood restaurant nightmares in the form of overcooked, gummy or dry shellfish and possible food poisoning. Check out our list of the best …

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THE BEST PLACES FOR DESSERT IN PHUKET

In Food, Guides, Phuket by Hannah ChampionLeave a Comment

Is there any better way to refresh from the Thai afternoon heat than to enjoy a cold, tart sorbet in the shade or to indulge in a delicious chocolate ice cream? I don’t think so! Luckily, Phuket has loads of amazing locations for dessert to choose from. Whether you want a café with air-con and WiFi to while away a …

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A FITNESS LOVER’S GUIDE TO BANGKOK

In Bangkok, Guides, Health by Hannah ChampionLeave a Comment

As you would expect from any cosmopolitan city, Bangkok is a hub for fitness activities for both locals and travelers alike. From Tai Chi in the park to spinning, Zumba and Pilates classes all over the city, Bangkok offers a range of options to keep fitness lovers entertained. While working out may not be your first priority while backpacking abroad, …