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4 Days in Chiang Mai Diary

I am taking a mini holiday in Chiang Mai for four days. (In case you haven’t heard of Chiang Mai, it is a culturally and historically interesting city in Northern Thailand. It is surrounded by mountains and lush countryside) I have been here a couple of times before, but didn’t have a chance to explore much. This […]

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Khao Lak

Khao Lak (เขาหลัก) is a beach resort town located in the Takua Pa District of Phang Nga province in Southern Thailand. It is approximately 80 kilometers north of Phuket. I spent a week in Khao Lak and I fully agree to what people said about this place, about its serene ambiance. One of Khao Lak’s […]

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Thailand Madly in Love with Valentine’s Day

Sawatdii ka, Love is in the air, Valentine’s day is coming. Valentine’s Day is an excuse for shopping, eating out, gimmicks and, of course, getting married. A large number of couples are expected to queue to register their marriages at municipal offices in Bangkok’s district of Bang Rak (บางรัก), which translates as the “love district,” […]

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Thai Wonders of the underworld

I was surfing internet looking for Thai caves and I stumbled across these breathtakingly beautiful photographs of  caves in Pang Mapha (ปางมะผ้า), Mae Hong Sorn province (แม่ฮ่องสอน), Thailand. Credit photos:  www.dailymail.co.uk , Photos taken by experienced Australian cave explorer John Spies. [1] ถ้ำลอด Tham Lod cave in Pang Mapha, Thailand. It is one of hundreds of caves located in […]

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Learn Thai from Olympics

Sawatdee ka,   Are you a sport fan? I don’t usually watch sport games, but once every four years I always follow Olympic games especially when Thailand is competing. Let’s learn a Thai word used for encouragement, shall we? Thai people say สู้ๆ [Sûu Sûu] to give encouragement.  สู้ [sûu] means to fight, it is like […]

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Fishing in Bangkok Thailand

Sawatdee ka, If you have plenty of time and run out of ideas what to do in Bangkok, fishing would be another fun activity you can do. My friends brought me to “Bung Samran Fishing Park” (บึงสำราญ) for the first time in 2009. I wouldn’t have thought there would be a great fishing venue hidden away […]

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VIDEO: Shopping like a Thai

Sawatdee ka,   I think when you visit Thailand the activity you cannot miss is shopping, am I right? and we know that the prices seem to be higher for tourists. Let’s learn how to negotiate the price, or suggest the price. This video shows you how we do exactly that.   Key phrases: Asking […]

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Learn Thai – Get well soon

Sawatdee ka,   Thailand’s rainy season are usually May/June to October. For some reason many Thai people get a cold very easily in this period. If your Thai friends or loved ones happen to be unwell, you could say something nice like ‘get well soon’ to them in Thai and I’m sure they would be very happy […]

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Learn Thai from Visakha Bucha Day

Sawatdee ka, Today is one of the most important day for Buddhist people. It is Visakha Bucha Day (วันวิสาขบูชา) which marks the three important incidents in the life of Lord Buddha(พระพุทธเจ้า) on the same day. Read more about it here: This year is very special since it is the 2,600th anniversary of Lord Buddha achieving enlightenment. Thai people call […]

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Bangkok’s Christmas Lights

Sawatdee ka, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE December. It is the best weather in Thailand, also it is the holiday season so everyone seems to be more happy than usual. I love hearing Christmas songs that are being played everywhere. Most Thai are Buddhist but we love to celebrate any occasion, so some […]

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Learn Thai – Happy Thanksgiving

Sawatdee ka, Please don’t get me wrong that Thai people also celebrate Thanksgiving day.  I was in the States for 3 months when I was 20 and had many American friends. Also my Google Analytics report shows that most visitors of my website are in America:) So I would like to take this opportunity to wish you […]

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King Chulalongkorn’s Day

Sawatdee ka, Today is one of most important days for Thai people. On 23rd of October of every year is “Chulalongkorn Day” or “Piyamaharaj Day” วันปิยมหาราช It is the day that our King Chulalongkorn, or King Rama V, passed away. He is considered one of the greatest kings of Thailand. The most important thing he did was […]

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Visit a real Thai house

Sawasdii ka, The other day I went to a bookstore and a book with the bright yellow cover catched my eye, I picked it up and it was “Bangkok attractions” so I went through the book quickly but one place that got my interest the most was a place with the title “visit a real Thai […]

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