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Posing with a two-year old tiger at Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Hugs, Not Drugs at Chiang Mai’s Tiger Kingdom

Imagine being able to enter the cage of a real tiger. Nervously approaching it, its eyes staring at you with curiosity, you slowly walk  behind it; the prey has become the predator. Quickly, you pounce, hands outstretched unti...
by Jim Cheney
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The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Scams at the Thai-Cambodian Border at Poipet

Of all the border crossings in Asia, I doubt there are any more notorious and scam ridden than the one between Thailand and Cambodia. At the Thai-Cambodian border crossing between Aranyaprathet, Thailand, and Poipet, Cambodia, ...
by Jim Cheney
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The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand.

The Ancient Ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand: A Photo Essay

Before Bangkok and before Chiang Mai, there was Sukhothai. Often cited as the first capital of the Thai empire, Sukhothai is one of the most important ancient cities in all of Southeast Asia. Today, many visitors to Thailand ma...
by Jim Cheney
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Coffee Van in Temple

The Top 5 Places to Get Your Coffee Fix in Chiang Mai, Thailand [Guest Post]

Chiang Mai is a lively city brimming with life at all hours of the day and, with so much to see,tourists and travelers are likely to need a few pick-me-up drinks throughout the day. However drinking good coffee in this ancient ...
by a Guest Contributor
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Jim and Julie Cheney from Tripologist.com doing Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Flying Through the Rain Forest with Flight of the Gibbon

When I was a kid, I hated anything high or fast; so, out were roller coasters, ropes courses, and ziplines. However, as an adult, I’ve come to really enjoy ropes courses and ziplines.┬áSo, it was with much excitement that...
by Jim Cheney
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Jim Cheney and Julie Cheney from tripologist.com ride on segways with Segway Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Gliding Through Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Segway Gibbon

Ever since I first saw a Segway Personal Transporter, I have wanted to ride one. Even hearing that the company’s president died when he fell from a cliff on his Segway didn’t diminish my desire to try this unique fo...
by Jim Cheney
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