Category: Thailand

Taking the Night Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

When it comes to public transport, I’ve finally accepted that I’m never going to be able to get any rest. It’s ok. I’ve made my peace with it. I can’t sleep on planes, buses, or in cars. Don’t ask me why. I’ve learned not to take sleeping pills, because I never actually fall asleep, and just […]

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Watching the Muay Thai in Chiang Mai

If there’s one thing that all tourists do in Thailand, (other than drinking copious buckets on Khao San), it’s watching the Muay Thai in Chiang Mai. Last week I went down to Tha Pae gate, and to be honest I was prepared to be unimpressed since I’d watched it last year, and every second fight had ended in […]

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Visiting Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai (and why I will never ride an elephant)

I first read about Elephant Nature Park on a blog called dtravelsround two years ago while I was living in the United States. After doing some research into the plight of the Asian elephant, I vowed never to ride an elephant, but instead I would visit this sanctuary and see first-hand the incredible work the volunteers are […]

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Christmas in Chiang Mai

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated this blog, mainly because I’ve been so busy! I’m working as a freelance writer here in Chiang Mai, and while I do have quite flexible hours, it’s definitely stressful since I never know how much money I’ll have coming in each month. This Christmas I was lucky enough to have […]

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Getting felt up by a Taxi Driver in Bangkok

I’m currently staying in Khao San, which is the backpacker hub of Bangkok. On Wednesday I was heading to my friend Bethany’s hotel to babysit for her son Reuben. I’m new to town so I decided not to use public transport since I hadn’t used it yet and it would involve taking the ferry which was due […]

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