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'Thai Banksy' tests boundaries with gallery show before election

Headache Stencil’s work portrays Thai democracy as a game for the ruling eliteHis works began appearing overnight on the streets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai five years ago: incendiary satirical depictions of the military officials who took power in Thailand in the 2014 coup.Although the authorities would work quickly to erase all trace of the graffiti, there was no stopping the artist, who calls himself Headache Stencil and is often referred to as the Banksy of Thailand. Pictures of his works port...
Tags: Art, World news, Culture, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Banksy, Street Art, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

The Thai New Year is Coming Up in April, and I Can’t Wait

The Thai New Year – known locally as Songkran – is a traditional holiday, not the actual first day of the year in Thailand. It’s also the largest water fight in the world. The tradition of Songkran isn’t actually fighting with water. It’s the splashing of water, sometimes just a few drops but sometimes a larger cup, on another to symbolize washing away the sins and...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories How Long Does It Take to Explore Chiang Mai, ThailandSeeing a Different Sid...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Thailand, Celebrations, Chiang Mai, Asia Travel, Songkran, Festivities, Thai New Year

Adobe brick combines with wood in a low-carbon villa in Chiang Mai

Architectural practice Chiangmai Life Architects has completed a striking villa that blends elements of traditional Thai architecture together with environmentally savvy construction practices and modern amenities fit for 21st-century living. Located in the mountains of northern Thailand, the project, dubbed the ‘Earth & Wood Villa,’ was built primarily of locally sourced natural materials from the self-made adobe bricks to the exposed timber elements throughout. In addition to mountain vistas,...
Tags: Design, Thailand, Architecture, Gallery, Bamboo, Chiang Mai, Sustainable Materials, Thermal Insulation, Natural Ventilation, Earth Walls, Locally Sourced Materials, Natural Materials, Natural Stone, Chiangmai Life Architects, Thai Architecture, Adobe Architecture

Solo Female Travel in Colombia — Is It Safe?

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Colombia? I wanted to find out for myself. One of the main reasons why I traveled to Colombia alone was to report for you, dear readers, on what it was like to experience the country as a solo female traveler. I visited Colombia for just under three weeks and explored Cartagena, Medellín, Guatapé, El Peñol, Salento, the Valle de Cocora, Bogotá, and Zipaquirá. In a single trip I hit up most of the major tourist destinations in the country. Tell your fami...
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Best cafes in Da Nang

Danang is growing in stature as it positions itself as the third city of Vietnam. Located roughly half way between Hanoi and Saigon, this coastal city is becoming a popular destination for business and leisure travellers, and there is a growing digital nomad scene here as well. The cafe scene is also growing here, with world-class roasteries housed in architecturally interesting buildings. For this post I’ve grouped the cafes into two areas – Beachside and Cityside – rather than by district o...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Starbucks, Vietnam, Cafe, Travel Blog, Hanoi, Da Nang, Chiang Mai, Saigon, Ward, Danang, Coffee House, Nguyen Van Thoai, Seminyak Canggu, Nimmanhaemin Road

5 Digital Marketing Strategies in the Hotel Industry in 2019

In today’s world, many people have grown passionate about developing and maintaining businesses within the Hotel industry. If this is the case for you, you’re likely interested in ensuring that your Hotel business becomes as profitable as possible. Luckily, there are many digital marketing strategies for the Hotel industry that you can deploy to increase the likelihood that your organization becomes increasingly profitable. Here are five of them: 1. Social Media Marketing One strategy you can...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hotels, Social Media, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Ppc, Hotel, Bing, Digital Marketing, Chiang Mai, Digital Marketing Strategies, Linkedin Twitter, Hotel Industry, Social Media Management, Are Morch

How Long Does It Take to Explore Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you’re planning to visit Thailand, I can’t urge you enough to explore Chiang Mai. But how long should you spend in the northern capital of Thailand? Maybe there’s no right answer, but here are some suggestions. Unlimited Temples When traveling to Thailand, it would be almost impossible to skip the temples. There are some really famous ones around the country, including Wat...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Dharavi: More Than a Slum5 Free Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lu...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Itinerary, Kuala Lumpur, SE Asia, City Break, Chiang Mai, Asia Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Chiang Mai Thailand

Where I’m At: March, 2019 – Da Nang edition

Greetings from Danang and another edition of Where I’m At – my monthly summary of where I’ve been and other site news. Where I’ve Been Penang View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Clark (@nomadicnotes) on Feb 4, 2019 at 6:58pm PST The month began in Kuala Lumpur and from there I went to Penang. My trip was timed to escape the Tet shutdown in Vietnam, and to meet my par...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Brooklyn, Kuala Lumpur, District 7, Vietnam, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Da Nang, Kl, Penang, Ipoh, Chiang Mai, Saigon, JAMES CLARK

How to Get Around Southeast Asia on the Cheap

Posted: 2/28/2019 | February 28th, 2019 Southeast Asia may be a huge region — but it’s super easy to get around. It’s well-traveled (backpackers have been following “the banana pancake trail” since the late ’60s), and there’s an extensive network designed to ensure that you can easily get from A to B. In Hanoi and need to get to Bangkok? In Vientiane and want to go Malaysia? Or Ko Samui? No problem. Someone can arrange that. But what’s the best way to get around Southeast Asia on a budget? Ho...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ryanair, Myanmar, Easyjet, Vietnam, Laos

How to Get Around Thailand on the Cheap in 2019

Posted: 2/25/2019 | February 25, 2019 Thailand is one of the most popular backpacker destinations in Southeast Asia. It’s also my favorite. Of course, I’m biased. Thailand was where I decided to quit my job and travel the world. I lived there for two years. I ran tours there. I speak the language. I feel at home there. But that aside, Thailand remains popular some thirty years after the first hippies arrived on the “banana pancake trail” for a simple reason: it’s awesome. The succulent food,...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Hostelworld, Koh Tao, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Koh Lanta, Don, Hua Hin, State Railway of Thailand

Where to Stay in Bangkok: Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

Bangkok (Image via Pixabay) Where are the best neighborhoods and hotels to stay in Bangkok? I’ve got you covered! Bangkok is one of my favorite cities in the world and I have spent a ton of time there. What I love most about Bangkok is that it’s endlessly interesting. Beyond that, Bangkok has some of the most delicious street food on the planet. And my personal favorite: you can get massages everywhere for super cheap — only about $7 per hour! And compared to other major cities, Bangkok is supe...
Tags: Featured, Southeast Asia, Blog, Wes, Thailand, Leonardo Dicaprio, Bangkok, Coke, Mandarin Oriental, Jim Thompson, Sheraton, Chiang Mai, Don, Siam, MAI, AIS

Discovering the Value of Slow Travel – Why We Chose to Stay in Chiang Mai

When I made my first packing list for our RTW sabbatical, I included maps and guidebooks but I never thought of bringing along a paper calendar. At home, we have one in just about every room of our house, but for some reason, I thought time would be less relevant on the road. The truth is, it can be hard to keep track of months, let alone days when traveling long-term. That’s why I now keep a paper calendar in my bag everywhere I go. And according to that calendar, we are just about to start a n...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, New York, Featured, Bali, Australia, Thailand, Bud, Cambodia, Bird, Tokyo, Vietnam, Laos, Bangkok, Luang Prabang

The Best Travel Websites: Super Useful Sites You’ll Use All The Time

This post The Best Travel Websites: Super Useful Sites You’ll Use All The Time appeared first on The Professional Hobo. The internet is packed with travel websites to help you with every aspect of the game, and since I started traveling full-time in 2007, that landscape has changed dramatically. Even since 2010 when I originally wrote this post (and again since 2014 and even 2017 when I revised this post), old websites have been debunked or become outdated and new websites have launched. S...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hong Kong, Europe, Travel Planning, Southeast Asia, India, Travel websites, Hopper, Nomad, Kiwi, Chiang Mai, Hobo, Travel Applications, Kiwi Kiwi, Google Flights Kayak

Chiang Rai artdriven temples and the Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai is was originally a capital of the Lanna kingdom I believe before Chiang Mai super close to the Golden Triangle border of ThailandMyanmarLaos and historical opium territory but is known today for a range of modernvery artistic temples.
Tags: Travel, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lanna

5 Free Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I’ve visited Kuala Lumpur twice, and I have to say I’m disappointed at how un-backpacker friendly the city is. In May 2018, the city banned all free walking tours. Popular attractions like the KL Tower and Petronas Building (KL Twin Towers) cost more than $20 just to go up and get a view of the city. Thankfully, there are a handful of attractions in the city that are free. If...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories 5 Free Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - EnclosureEg...
Tags: Travel, Activities, Nature, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Adventure Travel, Budget Travel, Unesco World Heritage Site, Chiang Mai, Asia Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, KL Tower, Petronas Building KL Twin Towers

Over 300 People Affected by Online Travel Agency Tour Packages Cancellation

Few days ago, we blogged about 120 People Stranded in KLIA After Getting Scammed by Online Travel Agency and you can read it here. Yesterday, Harian Metro reported that over 300 people had their European tour crushed when the travel agency cancelled their tour packages. ( = || []).push({}); From what we understand, this could be the same online travel agency that left 120 people stranded in KLIA a few days ago. According to the news report, ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Turkey, Malaysia, Taipei, Headline, Airasia, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Tokyo Haneda, Online Travel Agency, Kajang, AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme

Best hostels for solo travelers

Anecdotally, it seems like solo travel is the new “it” way to see the world. But even if your Instagram feed isn’t filled with pictures of people climbing mountains by themselves, numbers don’t lie. Hostelworld — the worldwide mavens and aggregators of everything hostel-related — found a 42 percent increase in solo bookings over the past two years. A remarkable number given how popular hostels were for solo travelers to begin with. Each year, Hostelworld filters through over 1.2 million hoste...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Russia, Southeast Asia, Netflix, Prague, House, Croatia, Mario Kart, Taipei, Hostels, Porto, St Petersburg, Queenstown, Lisbon

Silent Sunday: Elephants in the Room

Elephant Nature Park 1 Ratmakka Road, Phra Sing Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand GPS 18.7849572, 98.9927558 The post Silent Sunday: Elephants in the Room appeared first on BitterSweet.
Tags: Thailand, Baking, Chiang Mai, Elephant Nature Park, Ratmakka Road Phra

With the Slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

On Monday morning January 28th I left Chiang Mai by Minivan and started my journey to Laos. The journey would take 3 days 1 day to the border 1 day to cross the border and to go by slow boat to Pakbeng 1 day by slow boat from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
Tags: Travel, Laos, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai, Huay Xai, Pakbeng

Mit dem Boot von Huay Xai nach Luang Prabang

Montag Morgen den 28. Januar habe ich Chiang Mai verlassen und habe meine Reise nach Laos in einem Minibus begonnen. Die Fahrt wrde 3 Tage dauern 1 Tag zur Grenze 1 Tag um die Grenze zu berqueren und um mit dem Slowboat nach Pakbeng zu fahren 1 T
Tags: Travel, Laos, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai, Grenze, von Huay Xai, Montag Morgen, Pakbeng

Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train – best train times to see some of the highlights of Thailand

The train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a great way to travel between the two cities, but depending on your travels it’s not always the best way. With some planning by picking the right trains you can save money and see some of the highlights of Thailand. Bangkok to Chiang Mai – train, bus, or plane? If you’re not familiar with railways in Southeast Asia then you would naturally guess that the train would be faster than a bus. In this case the bus is the cheapest and fastest land option. The...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, China, Trains, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Chiang Mai, Nong Khai, Thailand Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Don Muang, Bangkok Chiang Mai

My Full-Time Travel Expenses: 2018 Report

This post My Full-Time Travel Expenses: 2018 Report appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Welcome to my travel expense report for 2018! These annual reports are incredibly time consuming to produce, but fascinating for me – and hopefully for you too. Let’s take a look at everything I spent in 2018 – business, personal, and otherwise – a year that saw me travel over 32,000 miles to six countries (with a whole lotta bouncing around within a few of those countries). Since 2010, I’ve published my...
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4 Tage in Chiang Mai

Mittwoch den 23. Januar habe ich den 18h Direktflug von Mandalay Myanmar nach Chiang Mai Thaland genommen wo ich dann gegen 20h ankam. Der Flug mit Air Bangkok war berraschend gut gewesen und diese Fluggesellschaft ist wirklich gut. Beide Flugh
Tags: Travel, Chiang Mai, Tage, Mandalay Myanmar, Mittwoch, Der Flug, Chiang Mai Thaland, Air Bangkok, Direktflug

4 days in Chiang Mai

On Wednesday January 23rd I took the 6PM direct flight from Mandalay Myanmar to Chiang Mai Thaland where I arrived about 8PM. The flight had been with Air Bangkok and this flight operator was surprisingly good. Both airports are pretty small and I
Tags: Travel, Chiang Mai, Mandalay Myanmar, Chiang Mai Thaland, Air Bangkok

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the best way to travel in the region, and I always choose it if it’s a suitable option. With low cost airlines having revolutionised travel in Southeast Asia, it’s become eas...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Bali, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Train, United States, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei

Where I’m At: February, 2019 – Kuala Lumpur edition

Greetings from Kuala Lumpur and another edition of Where I’m At – my monthly summary of where I’ve been and other site news. Where I’ve Been Saigon Apart from the first and last days of January, I spent the whole month in Saigon. I started the month in Pattaya and Bangkok, before returning to Vietnam. Originally I was going to visit the Mekong Delta, but I needed a productive month of not moving around. January is also the best month of the year in Saigon, so I made the most of that. Th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, US, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Bangladesh, Shire, Vietnam, Bangkok, Macau, Ho Chi Minh City, Where I'm At, Chiang Mai

Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

Jan 22nd This morning started out with a nursing conference between our college and several colleges in the Chiang Mai area. Three of our group members were chosen to present at the conference on the selected topic of Domestic Violen
Tags: Travel, Chiang Mai, Dreamwork

Pattaya – The beach of Bangkok, and thoughts on retirement

I’m usually immune to click-bait listicles, especially when they just arbitrarily rank cities. One list that I will always stop to read though is Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index. For the 2018 list Bangkok was number one again, which was not a surprise. What was a surprise was to see Pattaya checking in at #18. A lot of that would be spillover from Bangkok, as Pattaya acts as a de facto beach suburb of Bangkok. Even so, the high ranking made me curious enough to warrant a revisit. ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangkok, Mastercard, Travel Blog, Da Nang, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Saigon, Qatar Airways, Suvarnabhumi, Hua Hin

Our 3Day Trip to Bangkok Sky Bar Museum Floating Market

Living in Chiang Maiin north Thailand is a treat. With that said Chiang Mai is the ideal jumping off place to take a lively jammedpack trip to Bangkok. I was fortunate to be
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Bangkok Sky Bar Museum Floating Market, Chiang Maiin

Chiang Mai lattern festivals

I headed back to Chiang Mai for the annual Loy Krathong Yee Peng Lantern Festivals which were definitely trip highlight. Loy Krathong is celebrated across Thailand and involves releasing krathong decorated rafts with candles into the river. In Chian
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Loy Krathong