Cycling to the temples in Ayutthaya, Thailand
01 Jan 2019

Temples in Ayutthaya: Cycling Around Thailand’s Best Ancient Ruins

This post was originally published in May 2016 and updated in January 2019 March is the beginning of the hot season in Thailand. I’m sure you’re thinking that it’s pretty much always hot in Thailand, and you’re right, but at this time of year the scales often threaten to tip 40

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Best things to do in Bangkok, Thailand
08 Mar 2018

The Best Things to Do in Bangkok, Thailand: Two Days in the Big City

I’ve been to Bangkok many times in the last few years and have grown to appreciate it more each time. You’ll pass through it if you’re spending any kind of time in Thailand / Southeast Asia and it’s also a worthy destination in its own right. I think two days

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28 Jun 2017

Backpacking in Thailand: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Think of a travel experience you’d love to have and chances are it’ll be on offer in Thailand. This country has it all. Paradise beaches, ancient cities, exotic food and a unique culture are just some of what makes Thailand the ultimate travel destination. Backpacking in Thailand is easy, cheap

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10 Apr 2017

Beaches in Krabi, Thailand: Where Should You Stay?

Whether you’re looking for luxury resort or a rough hippy hideaway, the beaches in Krabi have accommodation to suit almost every kind of traveller. Here’s a quick rundown of the options to help you answer the common question: which of Krabi’s beaches should I stay at? Tonsai Bay If you’re

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Wat Rong Khun, the white temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
03 Jan 2017

A Trip to Wat Rong Khun, Thailand’s Infamous White Temple

Tourists in Thailand often complain of being “templed out”. There are certainly a lot of wats (temples) in Thailand and some of them do start to blend into each other after a while, but the white temple in Chiang Rai, known locally as Wat Rong Khun, is sure to impress

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Koh Mak, Thailand: Not quite a Thai Island Paradise
09 Nov 2016

Koh Mak: Not Quite a Thai Island Paradise

So, you’re looking for a Thai Island paradise…? You’ll want perfect white-sand beaches, crystal clear water, colourful sunsets and swaying palm trees. The beaches should be almost deserted and the interior of the island should be full of waterfalls and emerald green hills. Koh Mak isn’t that island. It’s nice

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Cycling between Ancient Ruins in Sukhothai, Thailand
21 Sep 2016

Cycling between Ancient Ruins in Sukhothai, Thailand

We arrived at the entrance to the ancient city of Sukhothai and glanced skyward. It was a grey, hazy morning — our luck for having clear skies above almost every archaeological site we’d visited around the world had deserted us. Things would improve though — the sun eventually shone (for

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02 Sep 2016

15 of the Best Ancient Temples and Ruins in Asia

For me, one of the highlights of travelling in Asia is seeing history embodied in elaborate ancient temples and ruins. Here are some of my favourite temples and ruins in Asia, including Angkor Wat, the erotic temples of Khajuraho and the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Do you

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