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What To Buy When You Move To Thailand – There is Lots of Stuff You’ll Need

Thousands of new expats move to Thailand every year, but in the first few weeks of living in a new country, don’t always know what things they need to buy immediately. Most expats move into furnished apartments, so their immediate needs are taken care of, but other things are important too, to not only make …

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Visit Thong Somboon Club in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) – Fun For The Whole Family

Last year, I went with my office in Bangkok on our annual outing. It’s a three day trip my whole company of 1,000 employees and their families take, and this year was at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. On the first day, we left Bangkok early in the morning and our first stop was Thong …

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Best Ice Cream in Bangkok, Thailand? Try These Delicious Parlors

  Bangkok is officially the world’s hottest city, all year round, which is why you’ll see so much ice cream here. From ice cream on the menu of most restaurants, to ice cream parlors, ice cream street stalls and mobile ice cream vendors, you’ll find the delicious frozen treat everywhere in Bangkok. If you’re an …

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Chamchuri Square in Bangkok is the Perfect Place For Eating and Drinking Coffee

I have lived in Bangkok, Thailand for eight years yet, up until recently, had never heard of Chamchuri Square. Then, a Thai friend suggested we meet for lunch there, and I learned what a wonderful place it is for eating as well as shopping for books and educational materials. Chamchuri Square, in fact, is one …

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Thailand’s Flight Of The Gibbon Zip Line – You Couldn’t Ask For More Adventure

Thailand’s Flight Of The Gibbon Zip Line is amazing Last year, a Thai friend persuaded me to take the Flight of the Gibbon zip line tour near Chonburi, Thailand. I’d heard about the same tour in Chiang Mai and seen it on Amazing Race Asia, so had thought about going but, as it’s not cheap …

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Most Beautiful Bangkok Boutique Hotels – Thailand Sure Knows Design

One thing hotel owners in Bangkok, Thailand do well is create stunning boutique hotels. With new independently-run boutique hotels popping up all over Bangkok, it’s sometimes difficult to decide which one is the most beautiful, as they continually outdo each other with stylish architecture and beautiful interior design. That’s why, if you’re looking for a …

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Best Boutique Hotels in Chiang Rai, Thailand – Luxury at an Inexpensive Price

The first time I visited Chiang Rai, Thailand nine years ago, it was a sleepy northern Thai town with cute shops, funky restaurants and a fun night market. Nowadays, it’s a rapidly growing place, full of trendy cafes, art galleries and coffee shops and popular with both international and Thai tourists. Boutique hotels have also …

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Best Places To Go Shopping In Chiang Mai, Thailand – Cheap And Great Selection

  One of the big reasons I love Chiang Mai, Thailand is because I’m a shopaholic and Chiang Mai is a shopaholic’s paradise. From several enormous markets to a night bazaar, shopping malls, boutique shops and factory stores, there are so many incredible places to shop in Chiang Mai, you’ll never get to see them …

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Best Cheap Restaurants and Cafes at Siam Center in Bangkok, Thailand

Siam Center is one of the big three shopping malls located in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, right next to the Siam sky train station. Popular with both Thais and visitors to Thailand, Siam Center is a four-storey mall that’s been in existence for over 30 years, and features stores, restaurants, cafes and even their own radio …

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La Villa At Ari Is One of Bangkok’s Best Mini Malls and Restaurant Areas

One of my favorite places to stop off to grocery shop and to eat is La Villa at Ari – one of Bangkok’s trendy shopping and restaurant areas.  La Villa is a three-storey open air shopping center in northern Bangkok that, in the couple of years it has been open, has become the area’s most …

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Top Chiang Mai Boutique Hotels – Luxury Accommodation At Cheap Prices

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is the capital city of Chiang Mai Province and the country’s second largest city. Hugely popular with tourists, Chiang Mia is home to thousands of places to stay, but it’s the city’s boutique hotels that offer the best value for money. Often family-owned, they’re stylish, luxurious and, in many cases, …

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Cheap Restaurants At Mahboonkrong (MBK): Where To Get The Best Food

Mahboonkrong Mall, known as MBK by local Thais, is one of the cheapest and most popular malls in Bangkok, Thailand. Packed with everything from market stalls to small shops and large stores,it’s also home to more than 150 restaurants, cafes and food courts. If you are traveling in Thailand on a budget and can’t spend …

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