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Luang Prabung

Spotted on the way down

We’d heard big things of this town so we were both pretty psyched to see what all the fuss was about. I guess the big deal is that it is so different from your regular SE Asian tourist stops. Thanks to the French stomping into Laos in the 1700s, this town still has plenty of […]

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Welcome to Laos: Taking the slow-boat down the Mekong

In ‘The Art of Travel’, Philosopher and author Alain De Botton talks about the beauty of rail travel, and how it allows people to break away from their normal patterns of thought. “Of all the modes of transport, the train is perhaps the best aid to thought: the views have none of the potential monotony […]

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Burps That Hurt – Street Food in Chiang Mai

The eating habits of Thai people are very different from what we are used to. Here, people eat 6 or 7 times a day – eating a lot of small meals, instead of the 3 food-loading sessions a day. That’s why food can be found on just about every street. There are even food outlets […]

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Feeding Hungry Hippos at the Chiang Mai Zoo

hippos at chiang mai zoo

[portfolio_slideshow slideheight=300] After reading mixed reports about the Chiang Mai zoo, we were unsure what to expect – but the entrance fee of 100 baht ($3.30) drew us in.  We were so glad that we went.  We got to feed hippos, elephants, giraffes and even jaguars and cheetahs (a hunk of meat on the end […]

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Ten Things To Love (or Hate) About Bangkok

No, seriously.  711’s are everywhere in Thailand, and you can barely walk a block in the capital without bumping into one. And they sell everything!!! Beer, spirits, hot dogs and burgers, a baffling array of yakult and so many random asians snack you will freak out – all of life’s necessities in one fluorescently lit […]

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Treat Yo Self, Bangkok Style

Bangkok view from the Moon bar at Banyan tree

In our own personal homage to TV’s Tom Haverford, Asha and I set out on our very on ‘Treat Yo Self’ Day, Bangkok style. Breakfast a posh french creperie, a couple of hours spent at a luxurious spa getting massages, cocktails on the roof of one of Bangkok’s tallest buildings and dinner at a Japanese […]

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Bangkok: The Khao San Road Experience

For a long time now, Khao San road has been the backpacker hangout in Bangkok – a short street packed with bars, massage parlours and street vendors, where you can buy a fake driver license, get a tattoo, and have a massage while drinking cocktails of rum and red bull from buckets (really, buckets). We […]

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