Sustainability in Koh Phi Phi is a huge environmental issue for the Thai government.
Culture

Saving The Beach: The Sustainability of Koh Phi Phi

Trouble in Paradise: Sustainable Tourism in Koh Phi Phi After Leonardo Di Caprio’s starring role in The Beach which featured Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi has been under assault. From tourists, from pollution and from companies desperate to make a quick buck. Thankfully there are people out there putting some

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Culture

The Ultimate Souvenir: All About Traditional Thai Tattoos

Bamboo Tattoos: The Ultimate in Traditional Thai Art Traditional Thai tattoos are the new big thing for visitors to Thailand. What’s the deal and what should you be considering before taking the plunge? Ever since Angelina Jolie stepped into a Thai tattoo shop and asked for a design to be

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The significance of gold in Buddhism, coins
Culture

The Midas Touch: The Significance of Gold in Buddhism

The Significance of Gold in Buddhism: All That Glitters Thailand is awash with gold everywhere you look. The towering Big Buddha, shining golden temples and golden and glinting jewelry shops on every street. But why is there so much and where does the significance of gold in Buddhism come from?

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Thai Spirit Houses are a huge part of local Thai culture.
Culture

Thai Spirit Houses: The Guardians of the Galaxy

Religion in the Modern World, Thailand’s Spirit Houses Sacred and revered, Thai Spirit Houses are a unique aspect of the country’s culture. Sacred and revered, Thai spirit houses are a fascinating and unique aspect of Thai religious culture. You can’t walk through any Thai town or city without seeing these

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Sustainable travel in Thailand doesn't take much effort at all.
Culture

Sustainable Travel in Thailand: Why Should You Care?

Trouble in Paradise: How to Achieve Sustainable Travel in Thailand Thailand needs your help. Rapid development and tourism is piling on the pressure and we all have a part to play in promoting sustainable travel in Thailand. Think of Thailand and you probably think of paradise. Pristine jungle, crystal-clear waterfalls

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The best souvenirs in Thailand from an expat perspective.
Culture

The Best Souvenirs from Thailand: Memories from Paradise

The Souvenirs from Thailand You Need to Bring Home A country as beautiful as Thailand needs great souvenirs to match! Thailand is a country full of beautiful things. The rich cultural history and thriving tourist trade have combined to create a huge choice of souvenirs for you to choose from.

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Som tum, papaya salad is one of Thailand's most famous dishes.
Culture

Sweet. Sour. Hot. Thailand’s Som Tum Papaya Salad.

Som Tum Papaya Salad: Everything You Need to Know About This Thai Dish Som Tum or Papaya Salad isn’t your usual Thai dish. Salads are usually leafy and can be pretty bland unless covered in less healthy dressings and extras. This Thai favorite bucks the trend. Try Thai food and

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Healthy dieting is now easy in Bangkok, with so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants to choose from.
Culture

Ordering Vegan and Vegetarian Food in Thailand 101

How to Order Vegan and Vegetarian Thai Food When you think of Thailand, the first thing to come to mind is probably the delicious Thai dishes. Lemongrass. Peanuts. Chili. Spice. All things nice. However, as a vegan or vegetarian it isn’t always straight forward to order safely. The land of

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Where to party in Thailand, you ask? Here's the best party spots for backpackers in the country!
Guides

Where to Party in Thailand – A Backpacker’s Bucket List

Where to Party in Thailand – A Bucket List We know, we know. You’re backpacking for unique, cultural experiences. You aren’t here to go out drinking every night or make endless new friends. At least, that’s what your telling your parents! Jokes aside, a major aspect of backpacking Thailand is

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