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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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Foreigners wait in a long line to enter the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Discuss: Is It Okay to Charge Foreigners More Than Locals?

I’m not going to lie, one of my biggest pet peeves when traveling is places that charge foreigners more than locals. It drives me absolutely crazy. Some sites are quite subtle about it, putting the lower pricing in the lo...
by Jim Cheney
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he Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are fantastic and worth visiting, especially after dark.

Tripologist’s Picks of the Week: June 15, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment be...
by Jim Cheney
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The finished products: banana pancakes, fish curry, and chicken cutlets.

Learning to Cook in Georgetown, Malaysia’s Foodie Capital

When you think of great food destinations in Asia, what cities come to mind? Bangkok? Hong Kong? Maybe Tokyo? What about Georgetown, Malaysia? Sitting on the island of Penang off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, Georgetown i...
by Jim Cheney
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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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An Asian elephant poses for the camera at Baan Chang Elephant Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Photo of the Week: Feeding Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Last Thursday, I had the chance to visit the Baan Chang Elephant Park outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. While there, I got to learn how to mount an elephant bareback and to give it commands. I also had a chance to feed, ride, an...
by Jim Cheney
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