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August, 2016

  • 8 August

    Bangkok from Above – The Red Sky Bar at the Centara Grand

    Bangkok is famous for its rooftop bars. They offer a chance to take a break from the bustling streets and admire the city from a sky-high vantage point while sipping a drink. While I love the Thai capital – I know it can be a little bit intense at street level. Scruffy stray dogs trot past street noodle stalls, rats …

April, 2016

  • 17 April

    Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

    The Songkran Festival represents the Thai New Year, transformation, washing away the old year and getting a clean start. Thai people also clean their houses, visit their relatives and give offerings to monks. However, the main action you’ll see in the streets is people throwing water at each other. Here on Kai Bae Beach on Koh Chang the Main Street was busy …

  • 15 April

    Siam Paragon Gourmet Food Hall, Bangkok – A Hungry Traveller’s Paradise

    When I first started travel writing, I never thought I would be so keen to write a blog about what is essentially a food court. However, this is no ordinary food court. The food court within the Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok is an international food paradise featuring cuisine from all over the world. During our recent visit to …

  • 10 April

    5 Reasons Why We Use Bangkok As Our Base for Asia Travel

    We just visited Bangkok for the 4th time since 2011, you might wonder why we spend so much time in one city when there are so many other places we could visit. Below are the reasons we tend to use Bangkok as our base while we travel in Asia. 1. Cost and quality of living The cost of living in Thailand is very …

June, 2015

  • 29 June

    A Complete Guide to Visas in Southeast Asia

    One of the most stressful things for many people when planning a big trip is working out which countries require a visa, which don’t, how much they cost, where to apply, when to apply and a million other visa related questions. I will try, as best I can, to answer these questions in this blog post but as visa requirements …

April, 2013

  • 4 April

    Tiger Kingdom, Chiang Mai – Making Friends With Tigers in Thailand

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    I was nervously excited before our visit to Tiger Kingdom. Who doesn’t want to cuddle a tiger? We jumped in a Tuk Tuk and headed out of the old walled city of Chiang Mai towards the giant kitties. I was also nervous about the morals of visiting them. I had heard positive things about this particular place (more below). Tiger Kingdom …

February, 2013

  • 3 February

    Travel Movie Review: The Impossible

    the impossible

    There is nothing more powerful than the truth. This is why The Impossible is one of the hardest movies I have ever watched. Over 200,000 people died in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and many more were left with nothing, so it was always going to be a tough couple of hours. The film focuses on an English family, Ewan …

  • 1 February

    Photo of The Week: Riding Elephants in Thailand

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    After all the Chang I had been drinking I realised that the two elephants on the beer bottles logo were the closest to the real thing that I had seen in Thailand. When the opportunity arose to go riding Elephants in Thailand, I could not refuse. Getting on was tricky, we were on a raised deck and had to climb …

January, 2013

  • 20 January

    26 Things I Have Learned While Travelling South East Asia

    Six months in Travelling in South East Asia has taught me a lot. You have strange preconceptions about a place before you visit and it is often hard to make sense of them all until you find yourself there. This is a list of 26 small details noticed from day to day life that I have noticed while living here. …

July, 2012

  • 30 July

    Our Adventures on the Thai Islands of Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi

    On the Island of Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand

    After a week in bustling Bangkok we decided to get out of the city and hit the beach! Many of the travel blogs we have read speak highly of the Thai islands so we couldn’t wait to experience the sandy beaches and warm waters for ourselves. We decided to visit two Thai Islands, Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi. We …

  • 26 July

    Bangkok Sights and Sounds – Our First Impressions

    Bangkok was the first city we arrived at on our trip around Southeast Asia and we were immediately blown away by this chaotic, noisy and colorful metropolis. This city is fast-paced, gritty, high energy and when you are a first time visitor the Bangkok sights will constantly leave with you with eyes wide open, bewildered at the strange world you …

  • 4 July

    How We Saved a Thousand Dollars by Getting Our Immunizations in Bangkok

    As we were preparing for our trip backpacking around Southeast Asia we started to do some research on the travel vaccinations that we needed to keep ourselves healthy during our adventure. Our hearts sank when we heard how much it would have cost to consult with a doctor and get our shots at a travel clinic in Canada. Thanks to …

June, 2012

  • 22 June

    Global Goose is Flying to Thailand!

    In only a few short days, Lee and I will be setting foot on a brand new travel adventure on a continent where neither of us has ventured before. We will be flying from Washington DC, USA to Bangkok, Thailand to embark on a backpacking trip around Southeast Asia! Between the cheap cost of living in Thailand, the gorgeous beaches …

April, 2011

  • 5 April

    World’s Coolest Cities: Bangkok

    Bustling capital city Bangkok began as a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom and is now the economic and administrative centre of the Kingdom of Thailand. Its name means “City of Angels” and it echoes some of the glamorous hedonism and excess of the American “City of Angels”, Los Angeles.

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