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
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
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?
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
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
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.
Freedom in a Foreign Land: Scooter Rental in Thailand Renting a scooter in Thailand means that you can get off the beaten track. You can explore the quieter beaches, zoom around the country lanes and find the best views. You’ve arrived in Thailand. Explored the local scene. Soaked up the
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
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
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