THAILAND


A guide to Southeast Asia’s less crowded Angkorian temples

Other Angkorian Temples in Southeast Asia apart from Angkor Wat Any mention of Angkorian temples usually conjures up images of Angkor Wat and the other magnificent temples found at Cambodia’s Angkor Complex which lays on the outskirts of Siem Reap. But in the period...

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Abandoned Thailand: Unfinished Hotel in Ranong

Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Thailand If you arrive into the small border town of Ranong (*) by bus you won’t fail to miss this skeleton of a building that looms down over National Highway Route 4 linking Bangkok with the country’s deep south. (*) Ranong is a short...

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Abandoned Thailand: Railway Carriages in Chumphon

Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Thailand  There isn’t a lot to do in the southern Thai town of Chumphon. For travellers, it is predominately a transit town/jumping off point for the diving Mecca of Koh Tao.  We came across these disused railway cars while wandering...

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Brutalist and Modernist architecture in Southeast Asia

Kirsty and I didn’t come to Southeast Asia to specifically look for Brutalist or Modernist architecture. In fact, if I’m being honest, it didn’t really occur to either of us that the region would even have this genre of architecture. Particularly with Brutalism, it’s...

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Abandoned Thailand: Space Roller in Chiang Mai

Getting off-the-beaten-path in Thailand  Space Roller is a forsaken roller-skating rink a short distance from Chiang Mai’s main Arcade Bus Station. The entrance to the building is a little set back from the main road and, apart from a large Space Roller sign (that is...

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Chiang Mai Chow: Where to Eat in Chiang Mai

A (selective) guide on where to eat in Chiang Mai, Thailand Shame on us! We’ve been coming to the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai for an extended stay (one month or more) for almost a decade now and from a content-on-our-blog point of view, we have very little to...

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Street Art in Hua Hin, Thailand

Finding street art and graffiti at an abandoned building in southern Thailand We could have been relaxing on the beach with a book or paddling in the waves, but instead we went looking for abandoned buildings and street art. Known as Thailand’s royal resort, Hua Hin...

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Getting some satisfaction on Ko Phi Phi in the early ’90s

One of those backpacker stories that will endure for a long, long time ... I enjoyed compiling my Postcards from the Past: Asia post, a collection of postcards and their contents from my first big trip to Asia back in 1992. I also enjoyed the comments attached to the...

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Where to break the journey between Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Five great places in Central and Northern Thailand that are ideal stopovers en route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Travelling directly between the capital and Thailand’s fourth-largest city is easy. Buses depart throughout the day and night from Bangkok’s Mo Chit bus...

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2016 Travel Review in Photographs

Here we go again with a roundup of where our 2016 travels took us, featuring a lot of wanderlusty photographs. Is it really a year since our last annual travel review?! At the start of every year we catch ourselves saying “we’re going to really slow it down this...

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