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How To Avoid Taxi And Tuk Tuk Scams In Bangkok.

Taxi and tuk tuk scams in Bangkok is a persistent problem for backpackers and travellers, and one that has led to a lot of trouble and resentment for many people visiting the city of supposed angels on their gap year. Here are some of the most annoying problems with taxis and tuk tuks in Thailand and how you can avoid them.

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Posted in Travel Tips

Thailand’s Tiger Temple Is Reopening.

After being shut down and having the full extent of it’s abuse and illegality put on full display for the world to see last year, now the infamous Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi is to reopen with a new name.

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Posted in Responsible Travel

I Don’t Care If Your Holiday To Thailand Is Ruined, Show Some Respect.

After the sad death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Thailand, the famously monarchist country has gone into a period of mourning, which has prompted many Western tourists to complain that their holidays have been ruined.

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Posted in Travel Talk

The Quick, Easy Guide To The Best Of Thailand’s Islands.

With so many Thai islands to choose from, many backpackers have a hard time figuring out which to head to first. This quick, easy guide to the Thai islands will help you sort the deserted tropical paradise from the hedonistic party resorts.

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Posted in Destinations

Paid For A Gap Year: What Is It Like To Be A Tour Guide In Thailand?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend your time travelling around Thailand while getting paid? That means meeting amazing new people, hanging out on raft houses and exploring tropical islands, all while getting a paycheck. If you have

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Posted in Travel Talk

Top 10 FAQs On Travelling South East Asia.

South East Asia is one of the most popular regions for many backpackers heading out on their gap year or round the world adventures, yet it seems every first time traveller always has the same questions and worries. Here are the top 10 most frequently asked questions from my mail and social media, and my answers based on many years travelling through the entire region.

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Posted in Travel Advice, Travel Lists

Why Are People Still Visiting Thailand’s Tiger Temple?

Despite all the allegations of abuse, all the evidence of abuse, the temple being repeatedly raided and shut down and reopened, tourists still visit the hell hole of abuse that is Thailand’s Tiger Temple! Why?

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Posted in Responsible Travel

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