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Koh Tao is for (snorkel) lovers

Koh Tao is for (snorkel) lovers

We ended our week in the Thai islands on Koh Tao, a small island on the Gulf side that doles out almost as many SCUBA certifications as dive shops in Cairns, Australia. (That’s a lot.) I’ve already dived in Australia and Eaman wasn’t super keen, so instead, we spent our time engaged in our favorite … Continue reading »

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7 steps to beach bum life: Koh Phangan edition

I had dreams of beautiful Koh Phi Phi and low-key Koh Lanta before this trip, but with rainy season upon us, we had to stick to the Gulf side, where the islands are well-protected from monsoons. So which would it be: Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao? Believe it or not, we had been … Continue reading »

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Visiting Bangkok, NOT seeing temples and Buddhas

For us, Bangkok was less about street food and palaces and more about getting visas, exchanging money for Myanmar and, in my case, going to the hospital after developing a nasty dry cough in Chiang Mai. We had just a few days in the Thai capital — 2.5 before the Thai islands and one after … Continue reading »

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Chiang Mai in two days: the Sunday market, sleeping on tigers and hanging with cobras

We spent only two weeks in Thailand. Perhaps that’s shortshrifting the country, but we wanted more time in less-visited places like Laos and Myanmar. Plus, a flight to Bangkok is much easier than, say, a flight to Yangon, Myanmar. The bulk of our Thai time went to the islands — best idea ever — so … Continue reading »

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