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A day trip to Doi Inthanon from Chiang Mai, Thailand
22 Jan 2020

A Day Trip to Doi Inthanon From Chiang Mai, Thailand

It proves how relatively flat a country is when you can drive to the top of its tallest mountain. You can do just that at Doi Inthanon in the north of Thailand. At over 2500 metres above sea level, it’s the tallest mountain in the country and is a great

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15 Jan 2020

A Trip to Khun Korn Waterfall, Thailand: The Best Waterfall in Chiang Rai?

On my recent trip to Northern Thailand I spent a few days in and around Chiang Rai, a city in the far north of the country. It’s a quieter alternative to nearby Chiang Mai and there is heaps to do both in town and as you venture further into Chiang

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08 Jan 2020

Phu Chi Fa: The Best Sunrise Spot in Thailand?

Phu Chi Fa became a bit of a “White Whale” for me over my last couple of trips to Thailand. I tried to visit in 2015 before being denied at the Chiang Rai Bus Station due to overly hazy conditions. On my most recent trip I tried again, with doubts

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01 Jan 2020

Four Trips You Should Take in 2020

This was originally published two years ago, but unlike Lonely Planet I can’t be bothered doing one of these lists every year. Plus, if you do lists like this every year they become less about the “best places to visit” than “places to visit that we haven’t added to one

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14 Dec 2019

Where Are the Best Beaches on Koh Lipe, Thailand?

When I heard there was an island dubbed the “Maldives of Thailand” I knew I had to see it for myself. Koh Lipe, a small island in the far south of Thailand, is definitely similar  to the Maldives in some ways — the beaches are stunning and the water has

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04 Dec 2019

10 of the Best Things to Do on Koh Phi Phi, Thailand’s Party Island

How much you enjoy Koh Phi Phi depends entirely on why you want to visit. Looking for an unspoilt Thai island where you can relax on stunning beaches all day? Don’t go to Koh Phi Phi! The beaches are OK (I guess), but Koh Phi Phi attracts people looking for

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