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5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

When you ask a youngish adult where they want to go travelling too, frequently South East Asia springs forth from their lips, whether it’s the temples of Siem Reap or the islands of Thailand. It doesn’t matter if you are from Europe, Australia or America, Asia seems to be first on the list. Here though, with a bit of help from age-old colonist, I’ll try and put a definitive answer on why so many young folks head out east. 1….

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5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Thailand

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Thailand

Ah, Thailand, the heart of the backpack trail, an exotic paradise on the other side of the world, here are the 5 things I wish I had known before visiting Thailand. 1. It’s More Than Just Sun, Sea, Sand & Booze To many Thailand is synonymous with beach parties, cheap booze and ladyboys, of course, these all exist, if you go looking in the right places. Honestly, though, it is much more than that, from breath-taking scenery, especially in the…

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First Impression Of Thailand

First Impression Of Thailand

Here’s something a bit new, in celebration of visiting 46 countries, I am going to write up a blog post about my first impression of every single one, written in a more stream of conscious style, this is my first one, my first impression of Thailand… Thud! Like most of you, my arrival in a new country was accompanied by the jolt back to earth of the wheels hitting the tarmac. Thailand was to be my second country in south-east…

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Northern Thailand Motorcycle Diaries – Part 2

Northern Thailand Motorcycle Diaries – Part 2

Now you would think, that a motorcycle would have a stand similar to an ordinary push bike? You just hop off, put the stand down, and away you go. Oh no, you see, in my naivety, I forgot to check which sort of stand it had, and after searching for what felt like an age, I found it had a two-legged stand under the bike. Ah, okay then, so I tried to put the stand down, and I couldn’t. I…

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Renting A Scooter In Thailand

Renting A Scooter In Thailand

The best way to go about renting a scooter in Thailand is to basically do the exact opposite of what I did. The first thing to know is that the roads in Thailand are some of the most dangerous in the world, though I’d argue being a pedestrian is even worse. I don’t know if colour blindness is high in Thailand, but that amount of people who’d speed up on seeing a red light was outstanding. So, you reckon you’re…

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