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How We Quickly And Easily Obtained A Double Entry 120 Day Thailand Visa

10. January 2013


Thailand Visa

We know we’re heading to Thailand but, as you know, we don’t know anything after that. This makes it a little difficult to manage our time in a country that limits how long you can stay without a visa. For most holidayers it’s quite easy;  most nationalities can arrive by air and enter the country for 30 days […]

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Monday Moment: Thai Amulets

12. August 2012


Monday Moment: Thai Amulets

I saw men like this all over northern Thailand; sitting at their folding tables selling their wares, usually to other men. I didn’t realize what they were peddling until we happened on a small shop in a temple one day and realized where they originated from. They are amulets, much like the Saint Christopher pendant that […]

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Monday Moment: Phranang Beach, Railay, Thailand

8. July 2012


Railay, Thailand

The sand is so soft it feels like flour. The water is an unbelievable shade of blue and is as warm as bathwater. There is nothing to do but soak up the sun, dip in the ocean, and eat sugar-salted mango from the beach vendors. Who wishes they were in Railay, Thailand right now?!

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Monday Moment: Chiang Mai, Thailand

26. March 2012


Baan Chang Camp, Chiang Mai-3

I really wanted to see elephants in Thailand. After coming up with nothing while searching for wild elephants in Khao Yai National Park we decided to visit an elephant camp outside of Chiang Mai. There is plenty of controversy around elephant camps in Thailand. Whether they exist to actually help elephants or whether they are created […]

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Monday Moment: Waiting For Elephants in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

20. February 2012


Waiting For The Rain To Stop, Khao Yai Nat. Park

We had seen elephants at the elephant camp near Chiang Mai but I really wanted to see them in the wild. We headed out to Khao Yai National Park in central Thailand specifically for the hike through the jungle and grasslands where a pack of elephants were known to live. The hike was beautiful but oh-how-it-rained! […]

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Monday Moment: Bangkok Floating Market

7. November 2011


Floating Market, Bangkok-4

Bangkok is suffering from some devestating flooding this season and many parts of the city probably look just like this. This is from the Bangkok Floating Market just outside the city though. A place where life and commerce regularly exists on the water. Boats are used for transportation, to provide services and as store fronts. […]

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Remember That Time…Creepy White Guys And Surprise Soup

6. December 2010



Now that we’ve returned home and have settled back into our routine lives again we find it funny how our travel stories keep coming up. Invariably one of us will look at the other and say ‘Remember That Time…’ I thought it would make a good series; a way to tell these small stories that […]

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Like Kids In A Candy Store

23. February 2010



It’s no surprise that we have been loving Thailand. We’ve been here more than two months now and seem in no rush to leave. The travel is easy, the people are friendly, the food is amazing and the beer is cold and cheap! It is also the first country where our budget and travel style […]

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The Cave Lodge

17. February 2010



Oftentimes, while traveling, we have met people who are doing extraordinary things. Some are traveling by motorbike only, some travel and volunteer extensively, many have relocated permanently and others have been on the road for much longer than ourselves. But the Cave Lodge, and it’s story, struck me as truly being extraordinary. We heard about […]

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Exploding Backpacks

11. February 2010



I don’t know how it happens. I don’t know how it all gets all over everywhere so darn quickly and I have no idea how we ever get it all back in. I’m talking about our backpacks. Inevitably we arrive at some cute (or not-so-cute) guesthouse, put  down our packs, open up the zipper and…BAM…seemingly […]

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Criss-Crossing Thailand

5. February 2010



After spending so much time firmly on the tourist trail in southern Thailand and Bangkok, we decided to get off the beaten track a bit and so criss-crossed the country on our way up north. Khao Yai National Park, just northeast of Bangkok, turned out to be a bust for elephants but was a great […]

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