Thailand Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Thailand
Hello and welcome to our Thailand travel blog. You will find all our Thailand blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Thailand travel blog because you are thinking about visiting Thailand, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to South East Asia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Thailand.
Thailand is quite possibly the country we have visited more than any other. Since we began our full-time travels, Thailand, in particular, Chiang Mai, is somewhere we have returned to over and over to the extent that we consider Chiang Mai to be our second home. It’s the place we head to when we want to catch up with work, get into some kind of routine and perhaps most importantly have a regular social life (one thing that is hard when you are constantly moving from one place to another).
But Chiang Mai aside, Thailand has a lot to offer every type of traveller. Many places in Thailand indeed seem to have more tourists than locals, however, travellers tend to stick to relatively few places (we can it the sheep trail) and it is surprisingly easy to travel off-the-beaten-path in Thailand. Granted we have ended up in some very random places during our Thailand travels, but the satisfaction of being the only farang* in town and giggling with the food vendors over our attempts at ordering dinner in Thai is immense. *farang is the derogatory but accepted name many Thais give foreigners.
Although our work has allowed us to stay in our fair share of luxury hotels in Thailand, our blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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2015 Travel Review: Our Year in Photographs. When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives.
The Characteristics of an Auto Rickshaw: Slow and sometimes uncomfortable, the auto rickshaw is as synonymous with Asia as rice paddies and noodle soup.
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival involves extreme body piercing: men and women puncture cheeks, tongues and other body parts with a bizarre range of items.
Five places in northern thailand not to miss: off-the-beaten-track destinations (that aren’t Chiang Mai or Pai) that you should make the effort to visit.
Crossing the Sirikit Dam: In northern Thailand’s Nan province we decided to travel across the Sirikit Dam using the local ferry from Pak Nai fishing village
Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution. Developed in the 1880s they are still a common sight in many Asian countries; cyclo rickshaws are an icon in Asia.
We stumbled across Wat Phra Dhat Phasornkaew temples in north east Thailand whilst driving along the ‘Green Route’ that runs from Khon Kaen to Phitsanulok.
2014 in Photographs: twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s going down as the year that we packed in the most travel destinations.
Explore Chiang Mai with A Day of Photography. Including street photography, portraiture, temples, markets, nature and texture, It’s about setting the scene.
A photo essay of our 2013 year of travels. This year we explored a lot of Asia and in this post we highlight some of our favourite photographs of the year.