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Stranger in a Stranger Land: My Six Years in Korea BOOK REVIEW

The Author After finishing law school, Brian M. Williams moved to South Korea to join the expatriate community of English school teachers.  Shortly before his arrival, he was offered a new job in publishing making English textbooks for schools.  During his six years in the country, he learned a lot about expat life, the Korean […]

A Guide To Trekking Through Sapa, Vietnam

Are you looking to trek through the rice terraces of Northern Vietnam? Search no further than Sapa.  After arriving in the main village of Sapa with nothing planned aside from a burning desire to complete a multi-day walk, I learned quite a bit about the process of setting one up.  In this post, I will […]

A Traveler’s Guide To Speaking Thai

Sawatdee ka! (Hello!) Planning a trip to the land of smiles? Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the Thai language section of your guidebook? Fear not! Here are some simple Thai phrases that will help you enjoy your time in Thailand. Although most people working in the tourism industry will speak English, there is no better […]

Heaven is a Place on Earth: 5 Reasons To Visit Elephant Nature Park

Most people who travel to Thailand do so with the hopes of meeting an elephant.  Natural vegetarians, fiercely loyal, and gentle lovers, elephants are one of the most intriguing animals on the planet. Elephants are considered to be the symbol of Thailand, but the truth is they haven’t been treated so well in the land […]

Choosing the Perfect Thaisland (Thai Island)

Do yourself a favor and Google the word “Thailand”. I know, right? All those fantasies you’ve had of laying in a cabana being fanned by a giant banana leaf and savoring grapes one by one as they are dangled in front of your face – that fantasy takes place in Thailand. Now that I’ve convinced […]

Thailand is Same Same, But Different

“Same same, but different” is probably the most widely used English phrase across Thailand. Thai people who can’t speak a lick of English can say and understand “same same, but different,” and they use it in the most creative ways. For example, imagine you are looking at a shirt sold by a vendor on the street. […]