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Review: Gonkaew Chiang Mai Guesthouse, Thailand

When you first step onto the grounds of Gongkaew Chiang Mai, you’ll think you’ve found home. Nestled off of a quiet side street, just 8 minutes from the Sunday walking street and Wat Phra Singh, the relaxed vibe of the place makes this a sanctuary for travelers wanting a personal feel, without a loss for Thai quality, professionalism and hospitality.

October 19, 2011 3
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VIDEO: Maesa Elephant Camp: Elephants that can paint!

Can elephants paint?

A year ago, a friend showed me a funky abstract painting she had bought at a charity fundraiser in New York City. She told me the artist was an elephant. What?! Since when were elephants art stars?

October 16, 2011 11
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Love Letters #16-25: Where have I been in the past 7 months?

I’ve cheated you, my dear readers. I haven’t been good at taking you with me on my travels. Sorry. So here’s an update on my travels: Where have I been after India? Without giving away all my stories just yet, here’s a summary of highlights and places I’ve been to.

September 29, 2011 4
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Tips for Surviving the Overnight Sleeper Train to Laos

Sometimes life throws you a condition that isn’t even satisfactory. Your overnight sleeper train is noisy, seats are cramped, it’s an 11 hour ride and the AC is making you hypothermic. This is the worst ride of your life! What do you do?

… Whatever you can.

March 28, 2011 12
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A Night on a Thai Sleeper Train

When it comes to hospitality and service, the Thai certainly know how to do it right!

There are many ways to travel Thailand, such I”ve made it my mission to move and shake it around Thailand in many ways I can. River boat, to scooter, motorbike taxi, Skytrain, metro…. I’ve enjoyed them all. But my favorite transport by far, is the Thai sleeper train.

March 26, 2011 8
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7 Fun things to do in Bangkok

One of the biggest things I love about Bangkok? It’s never boring. Cheap massages and motorbike taxis to food and fruit vendors on the streets, each day presents a stunning visual array of sights and activities to keep your camera clicking and your wallets opening for budget vacation splurges .

From old world and dilapidated to freshly modern, you may be partially confused as to which way the city leans. The city juggles a persevering history of old wats, floating markets, a loving devotion to the king and a gateway into the future of modern convenience!

March 19, 2011 6
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7 Tips to Riding a Motorbike in Thailand

Located on the outskirts of Pai (Thailand) is Suntichon Village, also referred to as the Chinese Village. The village is a small cultural site… Video is of the ferris wheel.

August 8, 2010 8
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Flying through the Chinese Village of Pai

The Chinese Village (aka Suntichon Village ) out of Pai The village is a small Chinese cultural site tucked away on the country outskirts of Pai/Mae Ha Song but easily reached 45 minutes by motorbike. I had heard about this place from Graham on the bus over and wasn’t sure to expect.  Surprisingly, the village […]

August 8, 2010 0
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Solo Thailand: Learning to Ride a Motorbike for the first time

My first attempt at mastering “alone in a developing country”, was my greatest achievement in the past year! And of my many travel highlights on this journey, learning to ride a motorbike was one of them…

August 3, 2010 11
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