Category: I’m A Traveller

When you are planning your trip to Thailand, you come for sure across some elephant experiences. Riding through the jungle on these majestic creatures must feel amazing. Seeing these intelligent animals drawing and painting stunning images must be impressive. Watching them playing ball games and performing tricks must emphasize their powerful appearance. But are these activities… Read more »

Meet the Local Expert: Have a Green Day

Waking up early for a morning run is far from extraordinary. It might be something you would want to do when at home instead of when you’re on vacation. But what if you get to run with a local runner who has not only a homey vegan café but also amazing but true stories to… Read more »

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 »

Coin Flipped, Wonder Found: Temples on Thai Coins

There are two sides to every coin and Thai coins are no exception. In addition to the picture of King Rama IX and the number that indicates the value, all the 6 Thai coins (4 baht coins and 2 satang coins) depict some of Thailand’s most revered Buddhist temples. Isn’t it wonderful that we can… 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, let us tell you about one of Thailand’s best markets with a Thai idiom: what to buy at Chatuchak Weekend Market (JJ Market) ranges “from toothpicks to battleships”. Well, not literally, but there’s almost everything, even stuff you wouldn’t expect to find. With over 15,000 stalls, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the world’s largest weekend market… Read more »