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Category: Thailand

Travel Report: Phetchaburi, Thailand.

Phetchaburi, Thailand. April 2015. “Welcome to monkey city!!!” cried the receptionist at White Monkey Guesthouse. “You wanna see old palace? Is here on map”, he explained, circling a huge, sprawling hilly area. “You wanna see cave temple, is here” he continued, adding another messy blue circle. “And old monastery…. here”. He then handed me the map, […]

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Travel Report: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

Sangkhlaburi, Thailand. April, 2015. From the moment David and I stepped off the bus I knew that Sangkhlaburi was going to be different. Indeed I’d read that this isolated rural district, home to around forty thousand people, often gets championed as Thailand’s so-called Wild West. And it certainly felt like that as we negotiated the […]

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Travel Report: Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Kanchanaburi, Thailand. April 2015. The minibus from Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi took just over two and a half hours. For the most part the journey played out on a featureless motorway, with little in the way of picturesque landscapes. Hence I opted to switch off for a while with back-to-back episodes of Breaking Bad. By the […]

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Travel Report: Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand.

Ayutthaya Historical Park. April 2015. I was so damn excited on the train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya! Following my ten day stay in the Thai capital, it was finally time for me to head north to discover some rural delights. Back in Beijing, where I’d planned my trip around Thailand, it was the prospect of […]

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Travel Report: Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok.

Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok. April 2015. I will always cherish the time I spent exploring the Thai capital. Looking back, I’m certainly glad I ignored all those warnings to get out of town at the earliest opportunity. Because, as so many people insisted, “Bangkok is a shithole”. Rather, I spent ten days hitting the sights […]

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Travel Report: The Grand Palace, Bangkok.

The Grand Palace, Bangkok. Cover photo courtesy of Supanut.  April 2015. I was into my last few days in the Thai capital when I decided it was finally time to see what is arguably Bangkok’s premier attraction. In fact, with a packed schedule until my train to Ayutthaya, it was quite simply a case of […]

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Travel Report: Wat Saket, Bangkok.

Wat Saket Bangkok. Cover photo courtesy of Preecha.MJ April 2015. Another day in Bangkok, another expedition to see one of Thailand’s most notable Buddhist temples. Despite visiting around a dozen during my time in the Thai capital, I couldn’t say any of them had come with killer city views. Which is why I was so keen […]

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Travel Report: The Ghost Tower, Bangkok.

The Ghost Tower, Bangkok. April 2015. I was having lunch in the hostel one morning when I overheard a curious conversation between an American expat and an Australian backpacker. “Dude, you haven’t climbed The Ghost Tower?!?!” he spluttered, his coffee cup suspended in mid air. Crime of all crimes, Mr. Australia had not been to The Ghost […]

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Travel Report: Lumphini Park, Bangkok.

Lumphini Park, Bangkok. Cover photo courtesy of Terence Ong. April, 2015. There’s no doubting what a colossal and often uncompromising city Bangkok can be. It’s a relentless concrete jungle for the most part, with green spaces being few and far between. But luckily for me, the Thai capital’s oldest and most charming park was within […]

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