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READ THIS BEFORE VISITING AN
ELEPHANT SANCTUARY IN THAILAND

In Adventures, Guides, Substainability, Thailand by Maryrose RoqueLeave a Comment

How can we not resist the chance to give these adorable giants with floppy ears a big hug? It’s part of the Thailand adventure to see an elephant and pet an elephant, maybe even to ride one? Being a huge tourist trend, there are loads of elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, but which one should you choose. Here are some things …

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THE BEST PLACES TO CYCLE IN THAILAND

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There’s nothing like having the freedom to explore a location on your own, and finding hidden gems in the nooks and crannies of the unbeaten paths rarely visited by tourists or tour buses. It would be best if you had your own mode of transport. A car is too expensive and motorbike is too dangerous. But you can always rent …

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN THAILAND?

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It’s a question as old as time. What’s the difference between Northern and Southern Thailand? Is there even a difference? The short answer: yes. The long answer: Take a seat and read on. Thailand is a vast and varied country, with everything from food and language to culture and landscapes that change dramatically depending on where you visit. If you …

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HOW TO EAT BREAKFAST LIKE A THAI

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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 vendors selling food-on-the-go with people standing around it or sat …

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THE RUB DOWN: WHAT EXACTLY
IS A THAI MASSAGE?

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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 stick with just a Thai massage or go for the …

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THAI HOME REMEDIES EVERY
TRAVELER SHOULD TRY

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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 been passed down from generation to generation. Looking into switching …

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SACRED INK: TRADITIONAL THAI TATTOOS AND THEIR MEANINGS

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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 (Sak meaning “to jab” or “to tattoo” and Yant, from the …

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“DID YOU KNOW?”: A HISTORY OF BUDDHIST MONKS IN THAILAND

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Theravada Buddhism is the official religion in Thailand as well as Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Also known as Southern Buddhism, it is much closer to the original Indian form of Buddhism than its counterpart, Mahayana Buddhism or northern Buddhism which integrated more local customs from Tibet and China. With so much to write about, we have summed up what Buddhism …

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THAILAND’S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE LANDMARKS

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How do you know you are in Thailand? More importantly, how will your friends and family know you are in Thailand if the background of your Skype chat is some hostel room that could easily be your mate’s bedroom? Your frequent Instagram foodie pics don’t say much, but this list of Thailand’s top landmarks will definitely let everyone know where …