Dec 09 2011

December getaway: From Chiang Mai to Soppong

Published by under Mae Hong Son

We recommended Mae Hong Son province’s picturesque Mae Sariang town in an earlier post as a favourite northern Thai getaway but another great spot, in the same province, we reckon is also well worth a few days if you want somewhere quiet over the peak Christmas period is the small settlement of Soppong. Lying roughly … read the full post

Dec 08 2011

December getaways: From Bangkok to Ko Chang

Published by under East coast islands

Ko Chang lays to the southeast of Bangkok an easy five hours by bus. Lazy beaches belt this (very) mountainous island in the Gulf of Thailand, while inland waterfalls, craggy headlands and pleasant hiking await the city weary. Christmas in Bangkok might be exciting, but sundowners with your toes in the sand and some crabs … read the full post

Dec 07 2011

Animal activities for kids on Samui

Published by under For kids

Although Ko Samui does not have much to offer in the way of true ‘wildlife’ experiences, a few activities will keep animal-loving kids entertained. Samui doesn’t have any wildlife sanctuaries or national parks — somewhere like Laos would be the place to really get back to nature, where you can visit gibbons in their natural … read the full post

Dec 07 2011

What to bring with you to Bangkok

Published by under Practicalities

Your flight is in three hours, and your suitcase is empty. What should you bring ? The short answer is, nothing, as Bangkok has everything you could possibly need. Hazelnut gelato and Prada shoes. Immemorial temples, 24-hour pizza huts. But some things are easier to find or cheaper to buy at home. Besides the typical … read the full post

Dec 05 2011

How to eat street food: Noodle soup

Published by under Food

Our How to eat series explores common street food in Thailand and explains the how-and-what of ordering. Ready, set, EAT. Noodle soup is one of the most common dishes served on the footpaths and sidewalks in the Kingdom — it can be found in tiny alleys behind a wat, next to convenience stores, and on … read the full post

Dec 02 2011

December getaway: Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan

Published by under Ko Pha Ngan

Located on Ko Pha Ngan’s east coast, Thong Nai Pan Yai beach is far from the party revellers of Haad Rin beach, as it is not as easy to access, making it particularly good for families. The resorts on this beach will collect guests daily from the ferry pier, or the occasional guest sails in. … read the full post

Dec 02 2011

Thailand’s Big Mountain Music Festival

Published by under Events

Music. Tents. Omelettes. Massages. If you want a true “Thai” experience, head to Thailand’s biggest music festival, the third annual Big Mountain Music Festival (BMMF3) on December 10-11, 2011 in Bonanza Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima. Most tourists travelling through Thailand don’t get to experience Thai music, besides the occasional Thai hit blasting on your taxi’s … read the full post

Dec 01 2011

December getaway: Ko Mun Nork

Published by under East coast islands

Idyllic Ko Mun Nork is a good island to have up your sleeve when it comes to traveller “who has been where” competitions as you’ll likely be greeted with a sea of blank faces when you mention it. It’s also an incredibly beautiful spot that is rarely crowded and goes to bed early. Calm waters … read the full post

Nov 30 2011

Cycling Ko Sukorn

Published by under Andaman Sea islands

Off the beaten path of speedboats packed with sticky tourists, the small island of Ko Sukorn sits tucked away off Thailand’s southwest coast. It may not be the quintessential white sands and turquoise water Thai island experience, but a trip to Sukorn offers an unforgettable look into a different but still beautiful shade of Thailand’s … read the full post

Nov 29 2011

Ice cream, gelato and frozen yoghurt in Bangkok

Published by under Food

Bangkok is hot. Inescapably, incessantly, interminably hot. Even if you take refuge inside one of Bangkok’s air-conditioned malls, you’re going to have to face the heat sometime. What’s the best and most delicious way to counteract days with a low of 40 degrees Celsius? Ice cream. Lots of ice cream. Or gelato for the Italians, … read the full post

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