Unique and Alternative Things to Do in Bangkok

Imagine a land that is as friendly as it is mysterious. It’s a place that is brimming with life, from open air markets, to colourful flowers, to fragrant, spicy smells wafting through the air. It’s hot and steamy and the traffic is worse than any big American city, but Bangkok offers the charm of an…

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A Guide to the Markets of Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the top travel destinations in Asia, and it is also home to nearly nine million residents. For both the millions of visitors who descend upon Bangkok each year and the millions who call the city home, shopping is an important part of life. While there is an increasing number of department…

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Visiting the World’s Most Iconic Film and TV Locations

You can make your backpacking adventures all the more epic when you visit some of the world’s most famous filming destinations. From pristine beaches to quirky city cafes, the following spots have that special touch of cinematic romance and magic. Las Vegas, USA – Las Vegas lends itself well to heists and capers, as the…

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Get Off the Grid for a Gap Year in Thailand

For students considering the cultural rite of passage that is a gap year, Thailand is the country that has it all. Dropping off the grid for a while in Thailand has never been easier, with a favourable exchange rate, pristine beaches, exceptional food and cheap ways to hop around the surrounding countries of Southeast Asia.…

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Far Flung Travel on a shoestring

When heading to far flung destinations two things are extremely important; time and money. You’ll need a good few weeks – and in many cases months – to really explore and appreciate the places you visit and truly absorb the culture. Going away for so long means you’ll need to make sure you budget properly,…

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Gap Year: First Day

The first day of anything is normally a source of anxiety. Take school for example. I remember thinking it was a good idea on my first day to befriend the tubby ginger kid. Being nerdy and Asian at this age meant together we didn’t really stand much of a chance (we’re still friends to this…

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Budget Beach Bum’s guide to Phuket

Thailand’s idyllic beaches offer a splendid destination for long, relaxing walks or a refreshing swim, especially since these two activities have the added advantage of being absolutely free. Yes, it’s no secret; economically speaking, times are hard. Still, poverty and fun aren’t mutually exclusive, especially not with my list of the best beaches of Phuket,…

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What are the Best Thailand Party Islands?

The Thais know how to party and travellers from around the world flock to its islands to sip a bucket, pick up some glow sticks and dance on the beach ’til dawn. Banish the hangover with a swim in the sea, a nap in a hammock under a palm tree and you’ll be ready to…

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