Tag Archive: Thailand

Oct 01

Asian Food Etiquette – Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette

We all want to be welcomed when we travel – especially around the dinner table. Nobody wants to make social blunders when it comes to eating. Should we accept another glass of tea? Is it impolite to leave food on our plate? What should I do with these chopsticks when I’m done? We definitely see …

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Apr 12

Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

If you’re going to be in Thailand soon, prepare to get soaked! Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year water festival that takes place in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand from the 13th to 15th April in 2014, although some cities celebrate over a longer period. A Theravāda Buddhist festival, it’s also celebrated in many other parts …

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Feb 27

12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

We spent a lot of time in 2011 in South East Asia. Based out of Bangkok for four months while researching a book and working on stories, we bounced across the region on assignments, around Thailand, along the Mekong, and to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It’s since we left, while posting our Asian stories, that we’ve …

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Feb 24

A Local Guide to The Mekong

It’s hard to envisage one person being able to provide a local guide to The Mekong. The Mekong River runs a distance of over 4,909 km from the Tibetan plateau to the Mekong Delta, where it flows into the South China Sea and the combined population of the Mekong Region is nearly 325 million, with …

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Jan 24

A Guide to Cruising the Mekong River from Thailand to Laos

Cruising the Mekong River from Thailand to Laos is one of life’s great adventures and an essential experience if you’re travelling South East Asia. You can read about our trip here. The question is how to do it – slow boat or fast boat? If you’re on a tight budget then your two options are …

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