Tag Archives: Thai

Top 10 Phrases to Learn Before Your Trip to Thailand

Whilst many bars, restaurants, accommodations, and attractions will have English speaking staff in the major tourist areas, you may run into problems in more off the beaten track and rural destinations in Thailand if you cannot speak a little bit of the local language. Some key points to remember are that if you are male(…)


Your Guide to Samed Island, Thailand

Thailand is home to many a tropical island just waiting for you to explore and get lost on. The enchanting island of Samed situated a short journey to the southeast of Bangkok is no exception. It’s famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and clear waters. This is a good place to retreat from the hustle(…)


Why Is Hard-Learned Language So Easily Forgotten?

Coming to the end of a two-month stay in my hometown of New York, away from my home in Thailand, I overheard three young Thai women on holiday walking along the West Side Promenade talking about the city. It was a normal enough discussion of the buildings, the river, the lack of public toilets, all(…)


Essential Thai For Your Perfect Holiday

Thailand welcomes millions of visitors each year looking for that picture perfect holiday. Featured in films and magazines for years for the white sand beaches of its islands and thick jungled mountains of the north, the country seems to offer something for everyone. That being said, Thailand also has a very low rate of foreign(…)


“Check-bin” Please and Other English Words in Thai

Language doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We take it with us when we travel whether it be the slow migration of cultures moving from region to region or a backpacker hopping on a jet to explore the world for a year before settling down to life, language is our most essential baggage. English has become(…)


Thailand Tourists: 5 Things Not to Leave Home Without!

Whether it’s Bangkok for action packed, traffic-filled adventures or Koh Tao for a more serene, meditative holiday, Thailand has what you need. The fresh fruit, lovely people, and beautiful beaches make it easy to understand why Thailand is nicknamed ‘the land of smiles’. Backpackers and 4 star hotel enthusiasts will both find exactly what they(…)


Thailand’s Top 10 Hot Activities

Millions of people visit Thailand every year for numerous reasons (some of them illegal but that’s another story) so we thought we’d check out ten of the top activities in this Indochinese kingdom. Thailand is home to 65 million of some of the loveliest people in the world, has a remarkable culture of history, religion,(…)


9 Tasty Thai Treats For Kids

If you’re a foodie like me, Thailand is the most wondrous experience on earth for its fresh ingredients, pungent flavors, and fine balance of herbs and spices – but you don’t have to be a grown-up to enjoy it, because their food is for everyone. Although chillies feature predominantly in a lot of their meals,(…)


Top 10 Towns for Tourists in Thailand

Thailand is crammed with stunning landscapes, gorgeous nature, ancient temples, and interesting attractions, and it also has a long and varied history and a rich and vibrant culture.  From the spectacular beaches and islands of the South, to the soaring mountains of the North, Thailand really does offer something for all. It pays to learn(…)


How to be a Tourist in Thailand: 5 Top Tips

Visiting another country can be a wonderful journey leading to an enlightened outlook on life. It can also be a nightmare that causes you to turn xenophobic and never stray far from your doorstep. The experience is what you make it. You can choose to blend in and enjoy something different (and maybe even strange),(…)