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Note to Self: Don’t Go to James Bond Island in Rainy Season

If the name isn’t enough of a giveaway James Bond Island was one of the key movie locations for the 007 movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. And of course, what happens when a place appears in a blockbuster movie? It becomes a tourist destination! I’ve been staying in Phuket for a month and I […]

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Elephant Trekking and White Water Rafting in Chiang Mai

After visiting Luang Prabang and partying at the bowling alley in Laos, I crossed the border to Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand. Chiang Mai is a popular spot on the backpacker trail and it’s a great base for exploring the lush jungle of Northern Thailand. There are numerous tours and trips you can […]

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Hotel Review: Amari Watergate Bangkok

Bangkok is known for its luxury hotels and rooftop bars, but the Executive Floors of the Amari Watergate Hotel take the red carpet treatment to the next level.  After 3 weeks traveling through Vietnam, Laos and Northern Thailand, I found myself in Bangkok for one night before catching a flight to Myanmar. I was craving […]

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Chinatown, Bangkok

10 Things to Do in Bangkok

With heavy traffic, huge high-rise buildings and oppressive humidity, it can take a while to adjust to life in Bangkok. Thailand’s capital is a big, chaotic city, but don’t let this put you off. As you explore further you’ll find opulent palaces, colourful markets and all kinds of nightlife.   When I visited Thailand for […]

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