Category Archives: Activities & Daytrips

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Scuba Diving in Thailand

Thailand is blessed with a wide range of dive sites making it an ideal destination for divers of all abilities. There are rewarding sites in the Gulf of Thailand including Koh Tao and Koh Samui which are well-suited to beginner divers and those looking to enjoy the sun and social scene. If you are serious […]

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5 Quiet and Quaint Destinations in Southern Thailand

When the conversation falls on the south of Thailand, most travelers think of long sandy beaches on Phuket, cold sunset drinks on Koh Samui, or the dramatic limestone seascape in Krabi. What most visitors aren’t aware of, however, is that the Thailand’s tropical south is cultural melting pot with much more to offer. Hat Yai […]

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Experiencing Myanmar in 5 ways

A newly-opened destination in a newly-opened country – the allure of discovering the undiscovered has been bringing an increasing number of visitors to Myanmar in recent years. Here are five ways to experience the culturally-rich and naturally-blessed country in Southeast Asia. 1. Sail the Mergui Archipelago For sun seekers seeking the elusive island paradise, the […]

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5 Reasons to Go on Phuket Offshore Excursions

The waters around Phuket are known for their diverse natural beauty, ranging from dramatic limestone seascapes to swathes of powdery beaches and undiscovered offshore islands. While Phuket itself is blessed with smaller quiet bays, to really enjoy mother nature’s finest, visitors should head towards the watery horizon. Need more convincing? Here are five reasons. 1. […]

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Ko Kret: An island on the outskirts of Bangkok

Located in the Chao Phraya river just a few miles north of Bangkok lies Ko Kret, a tiny island in the river’s oxbow bend known for its pottery, desserts and distinct Mon culture. Only a few hundred people live on the island full time but during the weekends the population multiplies as Thais, local expats […]

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Sunset Cruise Day Trip from Railay Beach in Krabi Aboard the Pla Luang

After arriving and feeling nicely settled in our tropical villa bungalow at the Sunrise Resort on Railay Beach East in Krabi, it was time to book some activities. We met Michael, the operator of Pla Luang, a Siamese sailing junk offering sunset cruises. Singing up for the 1/2 day boat cruise to various local islands […]

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Khao San Road Alive and Well

It still is a popular favourite place to stay for budget minded travellers and backpackers. These days Bangkok offers so many more convenient options closer to the Skytrain or the MRT Subway, neither of which serve the Khao San Road area. That said, Khao San Road is a great day trip, especially if you visit […]

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Koh Hong: Unseen Thailand in Krabi

As with all great adventures, our half-day tour of Koh Hong started with an inspiration. In this instance, it was a sunset and a recollection of a certain “Koh Hong”, featured in an Unseen Thailand list of lesser-known tourist gems around the Kingdom vaguely resonating in my memory. There was a sign on the beach […]