Cheap Threads: 5 Tips on Buying a Suit in Thailand

Cheap Threads: 5 Tips on Buying a Suit in Thailand

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There are all sorts of amazing things you can get ridiculously cheap in Thailand. Some of them come cheap because they are made cheap, and after you go through a few sets of sandals in one month, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Other goods just come at an amazing discount in Thailand […]

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Some Must-Do Bizarre Foods in Thailand

If there’s one thing that Thailand has achieved international acclaim for, this is a distinct cuisine. Known across the world for it’s spicy and all around strong flavors, many feel Thai food is one of the best in the world, and I’d have to agree on that front. But when you finally do step in country, you’ll find other foods that are even more distinct than you […]

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5 Simple Ways to Stretch Baht When Traveling or Staying in Thailand

5 Simple Ways to Stretch Baht When Traveling or Staying in Thailand
Thailand is known to many as one of the best deals for your dollar as far as international travel goes, and indeed, you can come here and live like a rock star for about 2 weeks with $1000 in your pocket. Hell, I’ve lived extremely comfortably with that much money for a whole month and well enough on HALF of that.
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4 Thai Desserts You Can’t Miss Out On

When we think of Thai food, desserts are generally not one of the first things that come to mind, but you will be surprised at the wide array of delicious, dazzling-looking sweet dishes all across Thailand. Many may be a bit too sweet for the Western palate, but I highly encourage giving them a shot. Here are some of my favorites:
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Visa Overstays—What You Need to Know

Thailand is not the easiest country to be a long-term tourist or expat in, and one of the reasons for this is the necessity for constantly renewing your visa—which often means a trip to outlying countries for a few days. All of this can get a bit tiring and bothersome—not to mention that sometimes misfortunate things just happen—and as a result, many allow their visa to expire and […]

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Some Well-heeled Advice on Dealing With Police in Thailand

I hope you never have to deal with the police in Thailand—or any country for that matter—but the reality is that in the course of life, things do happen. Things get stolen. Violence occurs in a pub or a club. We get pulled over. We witness an accident. Or maybe we are just stopped on the street for a conversation.
First off, the police in Thailand […]

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5 Travel Sins That Will Kill Your Experience On the Backpacker Circuit

Backpacking around the world, whether in Southeast Asia, Europe, or South America, is a dream that so many citizens of first world countries indulge, yet so many never act on these dreams. You are one of the few who is embracing life and going to see the world, and that right there is an amazing step. You’ll see things you’ve never dreamed, do things you’ve never though […]

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My Night of Adventure in the Middle of Thailand’s Political Upheaval

I wrote some time ago about the political situation here in Thailand—well, actually, I haven’t covered the actual politics of the political situation, because frankly, I don’t think I know enough about it to comment and often Westerners who live here and voice opinions about the government can often be frowned upon. I can understand why some would voice their opinions anyhow because they do live here, but in […]

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Beggars in Thailand—What’s the Real Story?

One of the most difficult things about staying in this country, or any poor country, are the beggars (or I suppose, to be more accurate, the poverty). You’ll find them trolling any of the tourist areas and even around the university bars here in Chiang Mai, going from bar to bar with their cups and bowls and asking for change. Some are mothers with babies in their arms. Some are […]

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Thailand Side Trips—Where Can You Go From Here?

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One great aspect of living or traveling for longer periods of time in Thailand is its prime location. While Bangkok is an international hub and this country is one of the most livable (while still affordable) in the Southeast Asia region, there are some really fascinating destinations that are a cheap flight and a few hours away. If you have the time, it would really pay to go check out […]

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