Nothing is ever more fun than hunting down things to buy in Thailand Being out here, I meet people all the time who tell me that back in the day “things were so much cheaper” when they first traveled to Thailand. But the fact is that prices are still extremely low on certain articles. However, what people don’t know is that some stuff comes at unexpected high prices too. Due to unusual import taxes, luxury goods come at a hefty premium compared to the west. So buying a Ray-Ban in Thailand is a no-no! In this article I will list what’s …
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Picking a Chiang Mai Elephant Camp – Where should you go?

Man and his daughters riding on the back of elephant in Thailand
Chiang Mai Elephant Camps: The inside tips   A lot of people coming to Asia are thrilled about the thought of seeing some elephants, and maybe even take a ride on one as well. In the article below I will try to explain a little more about the controversies surrounding Elephant tourism in Thailand, and why it is better to visit a Chiang Mai elephant camp instead, or maybe find an Elephant sanctuary elsewhere.   Is it ethical to keep Elephants? The first time I saw real Elephants in Thailand was when a friend took me to a show in Ayutthaya. She …
Bucket list of 10 things to do while visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand   Out of all the things to do in Chiang Mai, I really wanted to create a “top 10”, because for first-timers especially, Chiang Mai may not be what you expect it to be. The first time I flew to Chiang Mai was to inspect a classic car I wanted to buy, and when I came to the lobby for breakfast, I was freezing in my T-shirt. Chiang Mai tends to get a lot colder than the tropical southern end of the country. After that experience, …
What is the best way to travel from Bangkok to Phuket ?   A lot of travelers make their way into Thailand through either Bangkok or Phuket. Both destinations are fairly big travel hubs, but what if you want to travel from Bangkok to Phuket as well? Having made the journey myself repeatedly, I will go over the different possibilities and explain a little about the up- and downsides of some of them.   Some basic info about Bangkok to Phuket First off, Bangkok is a megacity with over 12 million people calling it their home. As such, it has …