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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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Visiting Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard

Urban Exploration and Abandoned Aircraft at Bangkok’s airplane graveyard: one of the Big Mango’s most unique attractions What is the Airplane Graveyard? Named after King Ram Khamhaeng, the 13th-century ruler of ancient Sukhothai (the forerunner to modern day...

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Uber-Cool Tuk-Tuk – Ayutthaya’s wacky motorised 3-wheelers

I couldn't help but go crazy with the camera during our recent visit to Ayutthaya in Central Thailand. You’re probably thinking the glorious, UNESCO recognised, temples and palaces that should be on everyone’s must-see list when visiting Thailand right? Well, sort of...

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Travel Tips for Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Advice for travellers visiting the Phuket Vegetarian Festival Also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is, without a doubt, one of the most bizarre festivals we have ever attended. Our previous post covered what you will see at the...

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2015: A Review of our Travelling Year in Photographs

A Review of 2015: Our Year of Travel in Photographs When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives. In November we celebrated a milestone: our seven year travelversary. Yes, it really has been seven years since...

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Five Places in Northern Thailand Not to Miss

Five places in north-east and northern Thailand (that aren't Chiang Mai or Pai) that you really should make the effort to visit Want to get away from Thailand’s tourist hotspots? Here are five towns in the north and northeast of Thailand that we have visited and...

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Crossing the Sirikit Dam by local ferry in Northern Thailand

Travelling from Nan to Uttaradit via Pak Nai Fisherman’s village and the Sirikit Reservoir Sometimes on our travels we decide to go with a wild card: a hunch that something or somewhere may just be worth seeing. It’s a bit of a gamble and sometimes we lose. On other...

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Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution Historically not as old as I was expecting, the cycle rickshaw was first developed in Asia in the 1880s but was not used with any regularity until the late 1920s starting in Singapore. Coming in all shapes and sizes, cycle...

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Travel Shot | Wat Phra Dhat Phasornkaew | Thailand

We were driving in a self-drive rental car along a section of road the Thailand tourist board promotes as the ‘Green Route’; a busy stretch of Highway 12 that runs from Khon Kaen to Phitsanulok. We were wondering just what exactly was “green” about the journey, which...

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