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Quick Trip from Bangkok: Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan is ideal if you want some beach, some mountains, to rent a bike, drink some beers and hang out in a low-key town. If you’re looking for 5-star hotels, over priced seafood, full moon parties, joy rides … Continue reading

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Busted: Carrying Powder into Indonesia

When you are truly innocent, you fail to realize how guilty you appear. Or, at least that is what I continue to tell myself after a funny incident in the Jakarta airport. I was traveling to Jakarta for a work … Continue reading

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This is Thailand?

If I was the type of person to make resolutions, the top of my list of resolutions on the subject of Thailand would be: ‘get your ass out of Bangkok and explore more of Thailand.’ Well, maybe the top of … Continue reading

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Royal Botanical Gardens in Chiang Mai

Is certainly worth a visit…

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Quick Trip from Bangkok: Rayong

It seems that most people- aka tourists- only visit Rayong to reach the pier where boats depart for Koh Samet.  And that’s a shame, Rayong is really nice, still very authentic and has a lot of offer. Koh Samet is … Continue reading

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White Temple in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is only an hour flight from Bangkok and is well worth this trip, one of my favorites at this point. It is small and more traditional than other tourists spots. A highlight is the White Temple, simply amazing.

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Quick Trip from Bangkok: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia in only 213 air miles away from Bangkok, the flight takes 45 minutes. Angkor Wat and all surrounding wats and temples are located minutes from Siem Reap. There is no reason- or way- to describe the wats … Continue reading

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Quick Trip from Bangkok: Ko Samet

The island of Samet (or Samed) is reached via the Rayong Pier, just under a three-hour drive from Bangkok. At the pier you take a boat to the island, about 30 minutes for a high-speed boat. Samet is a nice … Continue reading

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