Nicknames in Thailand
Culture

“SAY MY NAME”: THE REASON BEHIND
THAI NICKNAMES

The more Thai people you meet and get to know, the more you’ll notice that they often have one syllable nicknames such as Mee, Jan or Noi, as well as a long-winded traditional name. Not only are the nicknames easier to remember and pronounce, but they often denote something about

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Nicknames in Thailand
Culture

“say My Name”: The Reason Behind Thai Nicknames

The more Thai people you meet and get to know, the more you’ll notice that they often have one syllable nicknames such as Mee, Jan or Noi, as well as a long-winded traditional name. Not only are the nicknames easier to remember and pronounce, but they often denote something about

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Culture

WHAT’S IN A NAME:
HOW “THAILAND” CAME TO BE

With a name that is a fusion of Thai and English, one cannot help but wonder how the “Land of Smiles” ended up with such a name. “Land”, being English, is self-explanatory.  “Thai”, however, is a bit of a mystery, and it’s tied quite closely to the colorful history of

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Culture

What’s In A Name: How “thailand” Came To Be

With a name that is a fusion of Thai and English, one cannot help but wonder how the “Land of Smiles” ended up with such a name. “Land”, being English, is self-explanatory.  “Thai”, however, is a bit of a mystery, and it’s tied quite closely to the colorful history of

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Culture

HOW TO EAT BREAKFAST LIKE A THAI

In Thailand, you’ll see as many food stalls and carts as convenience stores. If you wake up early to check out the morning markets, you’ll also find breakfast options at the perimeter of the market. Close to MRT and BTS stations, as well as schools and office buildings, you’ll see

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Culture

THE RUB DOWN: WHAT EXACTLY
IS A THAI MASSAGE?

Tired from an exhausting day of planes, buses, ferries, you find yourself hankering for a massage. You make your way to the massage parlor and find yourself overwhelmed by the choices: Thai massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy massage… Of course, you’re in Thailand, you’ll do it the Thai way, but should you

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Culture

The Rub Down: What Exactly Is A Thai Massage?

Tired from an exhausting day of planes, buses, ferries, you find yourself hankering for a massage. You make your way to the massage parlor and find yourself overwhelmed by the choices: Thai massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy massage… Of course, you’re in Thailand, you’ll do it the Thai way, but should you

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Culture

THAI HOME REMEDIES EVERY
TRAVELER SHOULD TRY

Getting sick is the worst thing that can happen while you are traveling. In Thailand, however, where a trip to the hospital can be quite expensive, doctors come as a last resort. Here, in the Land of Smiles, the first solution to any ailment is the home remedies that have

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Culture

Thai Home Remedies Every Traveler Should Try

Getting sick is the worst thing that can happen while you are traveling. In Thailand, however, where a trip to the hospital can be quite expensive, doctors come as a last resort. Here, in the Land of Smiles, the first solution to any ailment is the home remedies that have

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Culture

SACRED INK: TRADITIONAL THAI TATTOOS AND THEIR MEANINGS

Thailand’s rich culture is home to some incredible tattoo designs, and the traditional Sak Yant tattoos are packed with symbolism and intention. This means it’s important to understand the meaning before choosing one of these. Read on to find out more about Thai tattoos and their meanings. Sak Yant tattoos

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