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THE DARK TRUTH BEHIND THAILAND’S TIGER ZOO

In Guides, Stories, Thailand by Hannah ChampionLeave a Comment

Although taking a photograph with a magnificent tiger may seem like the ultimate insta-shot, the dark truth behind Thailand’s Tiger Zoo may want to make you rethink your ‘gram choices. THE DARK TRUTH The infamous Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi – now known as a ‘Tiger Zoo’ – is back in business despite being raided by police and wildlife authorities back in …

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A GUIDE TO THAILAND’S STRANGE LAWS

In Culture, Thailand by Maryrose RoqueLeave a Comment

Breaking rules and testing how far we can get away with them is fun. Not in Thailand. Offenses here are taken so seriously that you might end up in prison or paying a high fine. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Follow the rules no matter how strange they may be. Read up on this guide Thailand’s strange laws to …

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IN THE NAME OF THE REINHEITSGEBOT*: THE THREE BEST GERMAN BEER GARDENS IN THAILAND

In Bangkok, Guides, Krabi / Ao Nang, Phuket, Thailand by Benni BuchalLeave a Comment

“Do you wanna write it?” was the message I received from our lovely marketing manager. We were discussing a post concerning the best German beer gardens in Thailand. I couldn’t decline this offer as I was born and raised in Germany and I’m also half Austrian. So, thanks to my upbringing I certainly know a proper beer garden when I …

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HOW TO WIN AT OVERNIGHT TRANSPORT IN THAILAND

In Guides, Thailand by Hannah ChampionLeave a Comment

Of course, we of all people don’t want to make you more worried than you should be about traveling to Thailand. We know what a warm, welcoming, fun place it can be. But we also want to give you as much information as we can to ensure you stay safe on your travels. Staying safe on overnight transport in Thailand – …

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“VOLUNTOURISM”: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY SIDE OF YOUR VOLUNTEER TRIP

In Stories, Thailand by Maryrose RoqueLeave a Comment

Voluntourism has become quite a fad. Type in the phrase “volunteer work in Thailand” and you end up with tons of websites offering hundreds of volunteer jobs for a price. With each listing, you find testimonials about people who felt that their volunteer work in Thailand had made such a great impact in their lives that their lives are changed …

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BUDDHA’S BOUNCERS: THAILAND’S MYTHICAL TEMPLE CREATURES

In Culture, Thailand by Maryrose RoqueLeave a Comment

Thailand’s mythical creatures create a world of wonder in their presence in the intricate decors and sculptures in the wats that are spread all over Thailand. Have you ever wondered why they love lining their stairways with serpents or what these half-man-half-beast creatures scattered all over temple courtyards are about? We have profiled and ID-ed these mysterious creatures for you. …

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THAI GOOD READS: THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT THAILAND

In Culture, Stories, Thailand by Maryrose RoqueLeave a Comment

Sitting on the beach, cocktail in hand, and wondering what to do? Why not spend those free hours reading a couple of the best books about Thailand? Whether it’s non-fiction or fiction, reading while on-location gives you a better perspective of the country and culture you’re visiting. Make your journey more magical – or plan your upcoming trip – with …