Thailand: Jean Miller Spoljaric spends a week in Thailand, where she tours Bangkok in a canal boat, views the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, and pays a visit to a hill tribe village.
By Joseph Lobo “English?! You’re a long way from Khaosan Road!” Cackled Hum-Hum. We struggled up the rocks closely watched by monkeys who had ceased swinging through the trees to observe these foreign creatures stumble through their forest. I had, at different points in the climb, dispelled of my sunglasses, hat and t-shirt in the […]
By Gary Singh I am listening to a baby grand piano crank out a velvety instrumental version of Edith Piaf’s La Vie En Rose. No vocal, just the piano, and I can’t tell who’s playing it. Situated right smack in the middle of the floor at Methavalai Sorndaeng Restaurant in Bangkok, the piano necessarily completes […]
In Search of the Fairest Cup of All [On a ten-week bicycle tour of Thailand, Matthew Kadey and Tabi Ferguson visit the Doi Chang in the mountains of Northern Thailand where the Akha tribe have replaced the poppy crop with coffe beans that are said to be the most flavorful in the world.] By Matthew […]
By Shelley Seale If you’re traveling on a budget, Southeast Asia is a great place to do it in. Once you get here, it’s easy to keep the cost of living very low, and have an amazing time on just a few bucks. Take your pick from our recommendations to build your itinerary for a […]
Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands: Beauty and a Bummer By Patrick Smith Off the coast of southwestern Thailand, the Phi Phi Islands rise from the Andaman Sea like an apparition. Approaching by ferry from Phuket, the sight of them gives you the chills. Clusters of baroque limestone towers soar out of the ocean, tall as skyscrapers, […]
Helping HIV/AIDS victims in Thailand By Natalie Lefevre In the summer of 2006, I had started a degree in international studies. I had a great time exchanging ideas with like-minded people. I was learning a lot of theory on how to change the world, but I was missing the practical side. I wanted contact with […]
By Sarah Cavicchi After exploring Thailand’s bustling cosmopolitan center of Krung Thep (that’s Bangkok to you and me), I was ready to go on later excursions to get a complete picture of Thailand. So when our tour guide gave us a history lesson on Ayutthaya as we settled in the van first thing in the […]
Laos: Kenton Molloy writes about Bun Bang Fai, the Rocket Festival of Laos and Thailand, held each year to bring on the rainy season.
Yes, Thailand Celebrates July 4th! By Ronald Estrada I love my new life in paradise: Bangkok, Thailand. Now, I finally get to do life’s little pleasures — those things I always wanted to do, but was just too busy working to do. These days, I regularly write while seated on a blanket under a shady […]
Brian Peters shows that in-flight theft and other rip-offs are a lot more common than you might think. By Brian Peters [Editor’s note: This story is excerpted from Brian Peters’ award-winning blog: NoDebtWorldTravel.com] In a previous post, I talked about a flight from Tokyo to Paris where someone stole over $5000 worth of cash and […]