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Culture

Taking Tradition Home: Sak Yant Thai Tattoo’s

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,

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Get Connected: Your Guide to getting 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

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Guides

Thailand’s Towering Travel Secret: Hiking in Thailand

Adventure Awaits Hiking in Thailand Mountains Exploring a country rich in culture, with endless beach options, and platefuls of decadent traditional cuisine… Many travelers to Thailand can’t be blamed for failing to look past the smoke and mirrors of modern tourism. Just beyond the surface of Thai nightlife, thrilling festivals,

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Culture

Just the tip: Tipping in Thailand Tips

TIPPING IN THAILAND TIPS: TO TIP OR NOT TO TIP? Tipping in Thailand can be an awkward affair. Although leaving tips in Thailand has become a more common affair, especially in tourist areas, several locals tend to be puzzled by this gesture and insist on giving you back the change. But

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Guides

Do Go Chasing Waterfalls: Thailand’s Top 10 Waterfalls

Thailand’s Top 10 Waterfalls Top 10 Waterfalls of Thailand for those who are looking for an escape from the heat, a change of scenery, or a cool dip after a night out. Let’s face it. Finding a truly spectacular cascade among a list of waterfalls in a guidebook where nothing

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Thailand

Mythbusters! 7 Myths & Misconceptions About Thailand

7 Myths about Thailand you’ve heard, but are simply not true At some point in our lives, we are all victim of hearsay, rumors, or gossip, which, a lot of times, turns out to be complete nonsense. In that regard, traveling is no different. Before our upcoming departure, we ask

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myths about thailand is dangerous
Thailand

Mythbusters! 7 Myths & Misconceptions About Thailand

7 Myths about Thailand you’ve heard, but are simply not true At some point in our lives, we are all victim of hearsay, rumors, or gossip, which, a lot of times, turns out to be complete nonsense. In that regard, traveling is no different. Before our upcoming departure, we ask

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myths about thailand is dangerous
Thailand

Mythbusters! 7 Myths & Misconceptions About Thailand

7 Myths about Thailand you’ve heard, but are simply not true At some point in our lives, we are all victim of hearsay, rumors, or gossip, which, a lot of times, turns out to be complete nonsense. In that regard, traveling is no different. Before our upcoming departure, we ask

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Culture

The Sound of Silence: 10-Day Meditation Retreat

The Sound of Silence: The 10-Day Meditation Retreat at Wat Suan Mokkh While we are on the subject of Buddhism in Thailand, we might as well mention something that is more applicable for us backpackers. Meditation retreats, for example, are a great way to put all the theory into practice.

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Culture

A History of Buddhism in Thailand

The Doctrine of The Elders: Everything You Need to Know About Buddhism in Thailand “Just as the sun does not need to motivate itself to radiate light and heat but does so simply because light and heat are its very nature, so a Buddha does not need to motivate himself

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