Meet the Local Expert: Like a Lanna Local

“I want to go somewhere without tourists.” That’s what more and more travelers say these days. Even in a bustling metropolis like Bangkok or in a popular destination like Chiang Mai, there are always less crowded, more local corners. Somewhere you can slow down, appreciate the details that often go unnoticed when rushing from place… Read more »

Sandy beaches and cerulean sea, towering mountains and lush forests that hide powerful waterfalls, these aren’t the only landscapes that represent Thailand’s nature. Between the urban and the wild lie idyllic farmlands that many travelers get to see and few get to actually experience. While country life isn’t to be romanticized, there’s something undeniably beautiful… Read more »

Cooling Powder: History & How-to

Have you ever heard of “cooling powder”? Summer has come and everyone in Thailand is looking for a way to ease the heat. One of the classic ways for Thais to cool down has been around for almost a century: cooling powder. The History of Cooling Powder In 1932, Doctor Luan Wongwanich bought a pharmacy business and introduced a… Read more »

When planning a trip to Bangkok, you will definitely think of temples, street food and maybe a day trip to one of the floating markets nearby… You know, the iconic Thai stuff. While all these are the staples of Bangkok travel, I’d like to suggest one more thing: coffee. Now you might doubt it. Thailand’s… Read more »

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 »