The heavenly Maya Bay in Phi Phi Islands is currently closed indefinitely, but don’t let that crush your tropical dream. While the Thai government is guarding this southern gem in order for the ecosystem to restore itself, there are other great choices for island hopping in Southern Thailand. Jaw-dropping islands fill both Andaman and Thai Gulf coastlines… Read more »

Dubbed the second most crowd-pleasing Thai festival (after Songkran), you might have already come across the classics of Loy Krathong Festival or the Festival of Lights. The dreamy scene of candlelit floating Krathong and anecdotes on the River Goddess’s grace and the sail away of your bummers are everywhere. But did you know about the… Read more »

Been looking for the right place to stay in Bangkok but got a bit overwhelmed? We’ve been through the same problem while finding the best area to stay in Bangkok. We feel you and that’s why we’ve come up with our five favorite neighborhoods in Bangkok to help you. They aren’t only friendly to your wallet but… Read more »

Bangkok is huge and brimming with all kinds of different activities. Many travelers plan 3 days in Bangkok, especially if it’s their first time. If you’re also a first timer, temples and red-light districts will probably spring to mind, but ever wonder about the hidden gems that are unforgettable in their own ways? Our 3-day… Read more »

Whether you’re getting a bowl of Thai noodle at a busy street stall or nibbling Pad Thai in a candlelit riverside restaurant, you’ll very likely find four permanent residents on any Thai table. Yes, those small ceramic or metal cups with mysterious-looking seasonings inside. One of them is clearly sugar, but ever wonder what the… Read more »

No split from bananas! Thais and bananas are good old friends. A banana tree is, literally and figuratively, so fruitful that its dub name ‘The Giving Tree’ is nowhere near an overstatement. For instance, the long and strong banana midribs were play horses for many Thai grandparents. You might need a little imagination. Don’t forget… Read more »

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: 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 »