Collected by Helen McGinnis
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Soi Na Phra That, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
If you own a lot of something, or even if you just own a few random things, the streets of Bangkok are the perfect place to sell your wares. Go for a stroll down Th Na Phra That street around 4pm during the week and on either side of you, you’ll...
Si Phraya, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
After eating amazing dish after amazing dish, I knew I wanted to leave Thailand knowing how to bring some of the flavors I'd experienced into my own kitchen. Silom Thai Cooking School was the perfect place to do that. Gung, our teacher, was...
300 Chak Phra 17 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
Bangkok is a huge city, full of all the hustle and bustle you’d find in any metropolitan city its size. For all intents and purposes, it is as modern as they come, but there is one thing that makes it incredibly unique: it’s floating market. ...
38 Soi, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand
One of the best street food markets in central Bangkok is Sukumvit Soi 38—right by Thong Lo station on the BTS. Some of the stalls are open during the day, but the market really kicks-off at about 5pm. The fruit shakes are so good they're...
L3, Siam Center, 989 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)
I arrive at Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake’s main development, in the dead of night and immediately book myself into a boat tour of the lake, wondering aloud if the notorious Nayar, a mythical dragon with four legs, still patrols the waters. An old man...
Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Pandaw river expeditions are atmospheric journeys more akin to a floating piece of history than a busy cruise ship. The grand replicas of colonial river steam ships are decked out with comfortable furnishings, finished with brass and teak and...
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Nobody would argue that British colonialism was benign. However, Yangon's array of magnificent (if crumbling) buildings are testament to the key role played by Myanmar's largest city in the British Empire. Although some of the buildings are in a...
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Last summer I traveled with GEEO's Thailand/Laos/Cambodia teacher travel program. One of the first places we visited in Siem Reap (Cambodia) was New Hope. New Hope is a non-profit organization that provides free education, and a medical clinic for...
321 Charoenrat Road, Chiang Mai, อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่ 50000, Thailand
Stay at the budget backpacker's Pun Pun Guesthouse and get a look into what pioneers in the seed-saving world are up to. Then go visit their amazing restaurant (pic of banana flower salad)!
21 Soi 2 Ratchamanka, Moon Muang Road T. Phra Sing, A. Muang Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
Want to have an off-the-beaten-track experience while you visit Thailand? Bangkok is amazing of course, but if it leaves you with something to be desired consider Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai city is located only about 700 kms north of Thailand’s...
209/2 Sridom Chai Road, ตำบล กื้ดช้าง อำเภอ แม่แตง เชียงใหม่ 50100, Thailand
Learn about the history of elephants in Thailand, feed the elephants by hand, learn commands for controlling an elephant, ride bareback through the countryside, and finally spend some time in a small pond bathing your elephant. Baan Chang Elephant...