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 city can seem daunting as there are so many cafes and coffee stalls.¬†Why waste … Read more

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, hundreds of tourists cross each day (mostly from Thailand into Cambodia) and scamming them is a major industry in the … Read more

The Ancient Ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand: A Photo Essay

The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand.

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 make the mistake of skipping over Sukhothai on their way from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Don’t make … Read more

Hugs, Not Drugs at Chiang Mai’s Tiger Kingdom

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

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 until you can feel its body rise and fall with each breath. Stroking the animal’s fur, the soft … Read more