Mar 22 2012

Watching muay Thai on Samui

Published by under Sights & activities

Muay Thai or Thai kickboxing is Thailand’s national sport and passionately supported by locals, who gather around TVs to cheer their favourites on. The stadiums are also well supported, and Ko Samui is no different; tourists are welcomed to watch fights at the commercial stadiums in Chaweng and Lamai. The Rocky theme tune is one … read the full post

Mar 22 2012

Thai Premier League: What’s the deal in the North?

Published by under Bars & nightlife

The Thai Premier League football season kicked off last weekend with the usual suspects installed as hot pre-season favourites: Buriram Utd (last season’s winners as Buriram PEA), Chonburi FC and Nonthaburi’s Muang Thong Utd and with no less than two North Thai teams in the line-up as well: Chiang Rai Utd and TTM Chiang Mai. … read the full post

Mar 21 2012

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport changes

Published by under Transport

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport was supposed to catapult the Thai capital into the ranks of Singapore and Hong Kong when it comes to fancypants airports, but just six years after opening it’s showing signs of serious overcrowding, with complaints of hours-long immigration queues bouncing around Twitter and other social media with increasingly frequency. Too many passengers? … read the full post

Mar 19 2012

Cycling from Bangkok to Singapore

Published by under Bangkok to Singapore by bike

Big moves require big plans, or at least that’s the way we roll here at Travelfish.org. When one of our writers found out that he and his partner were being transferred away from Bangkok, it called for a last hurrah — some sort of ridiculous gesture that included both intense (and preferably bizarre) exertion, as … read the full post

Mar 15 2012

Muay Thai training on Ko Samui

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Some people like to go on holiday to relax or explore and discover a new place. Others prefer more purpose-orientated holidays: volunteering or perhaps improving a skill such as cooking or writing. One skill that can be honed while holidaying is Thailand is muay Thai — to seriously train for the sport in its land of … read the full post

Mar 15 2012

North Thai haze update, March 15, 2012

Published by under Haze in northern Thailand

The haze enveloping much of northern Thailand has largely dissipated with some Wednesday night storms clearing the air. Light showers in the Chiang Mai region on the night of the 11th to 12th was a good start to getting rid of the haze but quite fierce storms with high winds and heavier rain on the … read the full post

Mar 08 2012

Bangkok street food adventures: Rangnam Road, Part 2

Published by under Food

Just when we thought Brock Kuhlman had farewelled us with this swansong on Bangkok’s food for life’s tribulations, we uncover a post of his buried in the depths of the drafts department… So enjoy — but first check out part 1 of this street eating guide here. Walk down the sidewalk 10 metres or so … read the full post

Mar 08 2012

Haze in North Thailand update: March 8, 2012

Published by under Haze in northern Thailand

Having been further out and about today we have to state with all honesty that the haze situation is worse than we thought and worse than we may have made it appear in our recent post — and we’re certainly not going to be going out and about anymore in the near future unless we … read the full post

Mar 07 2012

Haze in North Thailand: who, what, why, where and how?

Published by under Haze in northern Thailand

Haze, smog, smoke, dust: at this time of year — every year — the local and international media becomes full of concerned articles on northern Thailand’s air quality, and the government pretends to be concerned and claims to be doing something about it. We’re not certain — and indeed doubt — if this year’s statistics … read the full post

Mar 07 2012

Getting to Ko Kret from Bangkok

Published by under Transport

For an easy day trip out of the city with a dose of culture, head to Ko Kret; just don’t expect the white sandy beaches of Ko Phi Phi or Ko Samui. A rustic island on the Chao Praya River, Ko Kret is home to a community of Mon people and is famed for its … read the full post

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