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Jim Thompson House: The House That Was “The Talk of The Town”

In Thailand,┬áJim Thompson House is and was the house dubbed as “the talk of the town”. Back in his heydays, Jim Thompson was a well-known American who settled in Bangkok and made Thai silk famous by founding a Thai Silk Company in his name. With his huge contribution to the country, he was called, “The […]

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The Reclining Buddha in Bangkok

If you had tried a traditional Thai massage, then, you should know that such kind of massage was born here in Wat Pho where it houses the world’s biggest reclining Buddha. No, I’m not talking about that kind of “massage” offered by some around Silom or Khao San Road–with a “happy ending.” If you are […]

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The Ladyboys of Thailand

In local dialect, they’re called kathoeys. Ladyboys, as we call them. Or trans, as we label them. There are many of them in Thailand. They’re everywhere. Unlike in some countries, ladyboys are the invisible children. Chances are, in Bangkok, they might be sitting next to you in the metro but you won’t notice it. Boy, […]

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Top 10 Spectacular Things to Do and See in Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand known as the City of Angels. Most tourists enter the country at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and will pass through it prior to going off to other popular destinations such as Phuket, Koh Chang, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai. Bangkok is also famous for its nightlife. However, there is […]

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Toronto Pride Parade 2011: Thailand

Oh yes, the kathoeys (ladyboys) and their supporters came in their national costume at the 2011 Toronto Pride Parade. Sawatde-ka!

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India: Jaipur

From High School to University—and even up to now, there are three places that I would want to visit someday: India, Egypt and Italy. Yes, in that order. Unfortunately, I havent been to one of these countries. Well, I could have gone to India before but I reckoned 10 days werent enough, so I went […]

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Thailand: Patong Beach Sunset

From Saigon (Vietnam), I flew to Bangkok then to Phuket, the southernmost part of Thailand to relax at the beach. I heard a lot about this beach as the “flesh mecca” of all sorts of debauchery, in contrast to the nearby tiny islands which are good for island hopping. Patong Beach area was drastically affected […]

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Kho Phi Phi and Other Islands

Bloggers note: A friend of mine will be backpacking soon to Southeast Asia. Hes gonna follow the trip I had around this time two years ago—starting from Thailand then to Cambodia and down to Vietnam. He asked me some tips and how I did. But, instead of telling him everything in words, I thought of […]

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