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An Elephant Never Forgets!

Hello fellow travelers!  Do you like elephants?  Would you like to spend a day with one?  I went to Chiang Mai, Thailand to have this experience and it was incredible! I did a lot of research before visiting Patara Elephant Farm, because I didn’t want to visit a place where elephants were exploited and mistreated. The decision was not easy. …

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Transportation Adventures in Southeast Asia

Leaving my cozy and comfortable hostel in Bangkok, I embarked on a journey within the city, to traveling to the hotel I booked.  Setting out with most of the staff waving to me and wishing me safe travels, this revelry and fanfare made me feel like a hero, going off to a battle in a foreign land.  Though I was no …

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The Blonde, The Rockstar, and the Vagabond – Or The Traveling Sadist

What brings men the desire to travel?  What is this primal instinct that pushes people to explore and seek adventure in the far corners of the planet?  That dear reader is wanderlust in a nut shell. After kissing my girlfriend goodbye I set out to embark on an epic journey across Southeast Asia, an adventure for the ages, if you …

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Hotel Review: Bossotel Bangkok

I have selected the Bossotel Bankok after reading numerous reviews of other hotels and I was really satisfied with my choice. It is located near Silom Road: 2 steps away from the famous Sky Bar of Lebeua Hotel and the no less famous Shangri La Hotel. Just 5 minutes away from Bossotel, there is a stop of the Chao Praya Express – a …

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Similan Islands: A Paradise Awaiting You!

Similan Islands are located just 84 km from the crowded island of Phuket.  Today there are eleven islands that are part of the Similan Archipelago. Koh Similan is one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea.  It’s because of the wonders that await beneath the clear blue waters surrounding it.  Similan Islands are among the 10 most interesting dive areas …

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Thailand: Elephant Play in a Responsible Way

“Whenever elephants met men, elephants fared badly…in India and southern Asia, elephants became the mounts of kings; tanks against forts, prisoners’ executioners, and pincushions of arrows, driven mad in battle; elephants became logging trucks and bulldozers, and, as with other slaves, their forced labor requires beatings and abuse.” ― Carl Safina, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel For as …

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Phuket in the Low Season

Phuket is a beautiful place, and it is one of the most famous and popular touristic destinations in Thailand.  Surrounded by the Andaman Sea, this island has a lot to offer – nature, mountains, clear turquoise water, white sand beaches, great food, and lots of other attractions.  Phuket’s main economy is fishing… and tourism, and therefore if you come here during its busy …