Many cities in Thailand are best explored on foot, but the almost-all-year-round heat is out to get us. Luckily, it’s easy to find ice cream to make our day cooler… literally and figuratively! Ice cream in Thailand is really good. Apart from buying it from ice cream carts and cafés, you’ll find some of the… Read more »

Meet the Local Expert: Stuck in Your Memory

The Sticky Waterfall. Just the name is enough to pique your curiosity. At this natural wonder in Chiang Mai, everyone seems to suddenly gain Spider-Man superpowers as they defy physics and scale this innocent-looking 100-meter waterfall. The Sticky Waterfall, or Bua Tong Waterfall as it’s officially called, is one of a kind and it isn’t… Read more »

As locals put it, what to buy at Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok ranges “from toothpicks to battleships”. Well, not literally, but there’s almost everything, even stuff you wouldn’t expect to find. There are over 15,000 stalls, but luckily, souvenirs in the same category are found in the same area. (Maps are available at information… Read more »

February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day in Thailand arrives with many couple promotions. There are plenty of romantic places in Thailand for couples. Thailand is a top honeymoon destination. These are truths universally acknowledged. Most couples choose one of Bangkok’s many rooftop bars for dining and wining, but there’s much more to Valentine’s Day in Thailand… Read more »

The most important festival for Thai-Chinese communities, Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year in Thailand also draws a huge crowd of foreign visitors. With its festive atmosphere, tasty food, vibrant cultural performances and the happiness of Thai-Chinese families, Lunar New Year in Thailand is the way to experience the local Chinese culture at its… Read more »

Few travelers come to Thailand without a floating market on their minds. The scenes of paddle boats, overflowing with colorful fruits and vegetables, aromatic food and local vendors’ sincere smiles, are authentically Thai and undeniably unforgettable. While the ever-popular Amphawa Floating Market in Samut Songkhram is unmissable, one very authentic floating market beckons peace-craving travelers on… Read more »

Toilets are always a big deal. When you’re traveling somewhere exotic, it’s inevitable you’ll experience a foreign toilet culture. Toilets in Thailand usually come in two varieties: Western sit-down toilets and Asian squat toilets. With some differences from the Western or the Asian squat toilets you know, might we add. If you plan to travel… Read more »

For only about two months a year, the passage to heaven is open to the public. Khao Khitchakut National Park is located in Chanthaburi, a laid-back eastern seaside city that’s almost the polar opposite of Pattaya. While many destinations in Chanthaburi are already considered hidden gems among foreign travelers, Khao Khitchakut National Park is even… Read more »

Don’t you love those colorful hanging umbrellas that are trending around the world? Thailand has got them as well and with a local twist. Bo Sang Umbrella Village in Chiang Mai is getting ready for the 35th Bo Sang Umbrella Festival. This year the festival will run from January 19 to 21 and local-style paper… Read more »