Culture

Why Do Buddhist Men Become Monks Before Marriage?

Thailand is full of interesting history and culture and one of these such features is the tradition of Buddhist men becoming monks before getting married. While this is not a national requirement, around 90% of the country’s residents follow the Buddhist way of life, and as such, the majority of

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Culture

2 Weeks In Thailand For: The Spiritualist

When reality gives you all the negative juju and you just need a break from it all to soak up some positive vibes, then our guide to two weeks in Thailand for the spiritualist is your perfect bet to relax and rejuvenate your qi. BANGKOK, THAILAND Head to the Bangkok

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Bali

Sacred Balinese Masks and Their Meanings

Bali is known for its epic beaches, sprawling rice paddies and its ever-growing yoga community, but its art and culture should not be overlooked! With this in mind, we delve into the history and Balinese masks. You can’t go to Bali without noticing these intricate and elaborate masks dotted around

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Culture

Basic Words You Should Learn Before Traveling to Indonesia

It’s always a good idea to learn a little lingo before you go away, and while Asia may be a bit more difficult (as each country has its own unique language) compared to Latin America, it’s still worth having a few words up your sleeve. The smile you’ll receive when

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Culture

The Best Temples in Indonesia

PURA BESAKIH Grand, exotic, and well-located, the temples of Indonesia are a must-see as they do provide a great way to see more of Indonesia’s culture and panoramic views of its landscapes. With so many temples to visit, however, it can be tough to get to all of them. So,

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Bangkok

A Day Trip To The Artist’s House In Bangkok

If you’re looking to dig a little deeper into Bangkok’s culture and art scene while visiting Thailand, you’re in luck as this bustling city has so much more to offer than just Khao San Road and bargain shopping! In recent years, Bangkok’s art scene has exploded with museums, galleries and

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Culture

Nine Books You Should Read Before Visiting Indonesia

Indonesia is a diverse country brimming with unique cultural practices and stunning sights. It also has a history to tell, from its pre-colonial times to its years under the Dutch regime. To balance the dark stories from Indonesia’s past are some light-hearted stories of tourists and expats. If you have

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Culture

Phuang Malai: What Do These Flower Garlands Mean?

Thailand has many traditions, lots of which include colourful, beautiful offerings that adorn houses, cars, shrines and temples. But what are they? Why do locals use them? And what significance do they hold? Read on to find out all about Phuang Malai so you’re in the know when you see

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Thailand Wai
Culture

“do The Wai”: How To Wai Properly In Thailand

Everyone does the wai in Thailand. You will see it on travel advertisements and as you enter the airport, you are greeted by a wai. Even Thai Mcdonald does the wai. Before you hop on the tourist bandwagon and go around doing the wai during your trip to Thailand, read

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Adventures

Six Ways To Get Off The Beaten Track In Thailand

While there is a very well-trodden backpacker trail in Thailand, with WiFi on every corner, it is still possible to get off-grid and discover unique places and people that will enrich your journey. The best way to do this is to head out into nature, switch off your phone (heaven

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