Tag Archives: Thailand

Finding the Best Hostels in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Selfie at Tangmo House, One of the Best Hostels in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is my winter home base. I usually rent a condo here, but I’ve also stayed in over a dozen hostels all around town. Here’s my list of the best hostels in Chiang Mai. Criteria for the Best Hostels in Chiang Mai Location The location of the hostel is a primary factor, even though Chiang Mai is quite small. …

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Thailand Transportation: Riding the Bus from Krabi to Bangkok

Krabi Beach with Boats

Would you take the 13-hour bus ride from Krabi to Bangkok? I did, and it wasn’t that bad. Here’s my experience, and some things I learned along the way. Traveling Around Thailand It’s hard to conceive how large Thailand is, even for an American. It’s over 1500 miles to drive from the top to bottom, which is more than the …

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Journal Entry: Putting Up With the Scams in Asia

Friends on Tuk Tuk

There are times when I wonder if all of Asia are in on the scams they perpetuate, or perhaps they simply don’t know the best ways to do things. While there is a significant percentage of the latter – citizens who genuinely don’t know about better buses, routes or activities – the number of scams throughout the region still puts a big …

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The New Chiang Mai Water Park at the Grand Canyon Quarry

Chiang Mai Water Park

It’s been 18 months since I visited the Chiang Mai Quarry, and a lot has changed. Most notable is the addition of the Chiang Mai Water Park, and the closing down of the high jump I went off of in 2015. How to Find the Chiang Mai Water Park The location of the quarry obviously hasn’t changed, but the awareness of …

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