Destination Thailand

Happy Thais enjoying Mekong whisky in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (1979 photo)

Bangkok to Chiang Mai: up by bus, back by train – 40 years later

First visit to Chiang Mai Phil and I first visited Chiang Mai in 1979. A long, long time ago. We were staying in Bangkok in the Atlanta backpacker hotel when, ...
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Cabbages and Condoms restaurant uses cartoon condoms to spread the message. Our food is guaranteed not to cause pregnancy.

The Rubber Triangle

Remember the Golden Triangle? The remote area of land on the borders of Burma, Thailand and Laos was once the biggest opium poppy growing place in the world. That dubious ...
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Cruising the Mekong River in Laos

Cruising down the river

One of our favourite ways to travel is cruising along the rivers of South East Asia on a Pandaw river boat. No dragging suitcases from place to place, no unpacking ...
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Le Du Restaurant - Bangkok's hidden star

Le Du Restaurant – Bangkok’s hidden star

Le Du It might sound French but Le Du means season in Thai and this restaurant makes a point of using fresh seasonal Thai ingredients to produce delicious, eye-catching dishes ...
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The White Temple

The White Temple

Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand – The dilapidated Wat Rong Khun on the outskirts of Chiang Rai is being rebuilt by local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. His murals combine Buddhist themes with ...
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