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7 Tips For Driving a Motorbike in Thailand (and Surviving)

Thailand is a dangerous place to drive. Every year, thousands of tourists visit the land of smiles and rent motorbikes, without realizing how dangerous the roads are. Thailand has the second-highest amount road accident deaths per 100,000 people in the world. This ranking includes all third world countries, not just Western nations. If you talk to someone who has lived in Thailand long enough, they will know someone involved in a tragic accident. Everyone knows somebody who has been killed or seriously injured on a motorbike. Before visiting Thailand, I had never seen a motorcycle accident in person. Sure,...

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The Ultimate Koh Tao Travel Guide

Introduction – Why go to Koh Tao? Koh Tao actually means “Turtle Island” and this island was actually inhabited by turtles in the past. Now it is inhabited by locals, expats, and tourists. Located east of the Surat Thani coastline, Koh Tao is a haven for scuba divers from all over the world. Some even choose to live here for most of the year. There are two nearby islands, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, which I’ll talk more about in another part of this guide. Why do so many people visit this small Thai island? It is a paradise,...

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The Ultimate Pattaya Travel Guide

Introduction – Why go to Pattaya? Just 147 kilometers southeast of Bangkok lies Pattaya. It’s location on the Gulf of Thailand means it has optimal weather, location, and beaches for all types of travelers, from families to couples to solo travelers. Its relaxed atmosphere appeals to everyone, and the lively nightlife attracts partygoers galore. But Pattaya is beginning to grow out of its reputation as a sleazy party town and now has a lot more to offer. Those looking for watersports won’t be disappointed. Diving, snorkeling, and even fishing are popular here and Pattaya is a great home base for...

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The Ultimate Phuket Travel Guide: Thailand’s Biggest Island

Welcome to Thailand’s biggest island and the second most popular tourist destination in the country. Phuket is both a launching point to some of the most spectacular southern Island scenery, boasting such postcard perfect beaches like Koh Phi Phi and Krabi to raucous nightlife of the infamous Bangla Road. But besides being the launching point to some of the best destinations in Thailand, Phuket is also a thriving destination itself where you can, if you choose, get away from the crowds, find quiet corner and just relax and enjoy the stunning scenery by yourself. And being an Island, you are...

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Top 15 Things to Do in Bangkok

Bangkok is a vibrant, colorful, and welcoming city with lots of sights, shows, and culture to experience. This is not a city to be avoided. It’s a city with much to offer any tourist who chooses to spend a few days here. Here’s a list of the Top 15 things to see and do while in Bangkok. Note, Bangkok is the type of city where you could easily fill up a Top 100 and still not have enough room. I’ve selected what I consider (as someone who’s lived in Thailand for five years) the must-do, must-see things. The good...

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