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THAILAND

Thailand

Thailand is one of the most fascinating destinations on the planet. It walks a tight high-wire act of balancing culture with emergent global trends in fashion, technology and emergent social conventions. Unique in Southeast Asia as a culture left to evolve on its own without being under foreign rule, you get to savor the richness, the depth and the animation of its traditions. From the mountain highlands of the north, to the sunny tropical beaches in the south and the bustling international metropolis which is Bangkok, Thailand defies words - it needs to be experienced.


Thailand Blogs by TheLoneRider

    BANGKOK
  1. Bangkok with $19 Dec 8-11, 2018
  2. 30 Days - Goodbye Bangkok Nov 8, 2018
  3. Revolving Peoplescape of Bangkok Oct 8 - Nov 8, 2018
  4. Food and Friendship at Dalad Vietnamese Oct 8 - Nov 8, 2018
  5. Movie Review: First Reformed (2017) Nov 6, 2018
  6. Doing Online Work at The Work Loft Nov 5, 2018
  7. Window Seat [His Precious] Nov 1, 2018
  8. Surreal Odyssey at Bangkok Float Center Oct 29/31, 2018
  9. Bangkok Halloween with Rinna and Steve Oct 27, 2018
  10. Push-Ups Oct 22/24, 2018
  11. Pad Thai at Thip Samai, Bangkok Oct 16, 2018
  12. Birthday Walkabout Oct 16, 2018
  13. Coming to Terms with Donations Oct 14, 2018
  14. Feelin' Da Blues at Adhere the 13th Blues Bar Oct 12, 2018
  15. Visiting the Grand Palace of Thailand Oct 12, 2018
  16. A Web Mandate in Bangkok Oct 8, 2018
  17. 29 Days in Bangkok: Thank You and Goodbye Aug 27 - Sep 24, 2018
  18. Calling the Bangkok Police Sep 23, 2018
  19. Movie Review: Mindfulness and Murder (2011) Sep 22, 2018
  20. Yoga Inversions at Now's Fitness Gym Sep 19, 2018
  21. Flow Yoga with Teacher Kea at Now's Fitness Sep 18, 2018
  22. Movie Review: Under Construction (2015) Sep 15, 2018
  23. Walking Tour of Little India Sep 15, 2018
  24. Vinyasa Yoga with Teacher That at Now's Fitness Sep 14, 2018
  25. Abs Workout with Teacher San at Now's Fitness Sep 13, 2018
  26. Exercise Ball Workout with Teacher Bie at Now's Fitness Sep 11, 2018
  27. Exploring the Amphawa Floating Market Sep 9, 2018
  28. Exploring the Tree-Engulfed Wat Bang Kung Temple Sep 9, 2018
  29. Parting of the Maeklong Railway Market with a Passing Train Sep 9, 2018
  30. Exploring Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Sep 9, 2018
  31. Horse Racing at the The Royal Bangkok Sports Club Sep 8, 2018
  32. Fight Class with Teacher San at Now's Fitness Sep 7, 2018
  33. Exploring the Bangkok Art Book Fair 2018 Sep 6, 2018
  34. Circuit Training with Mild at Now's Fitness Sep 5, 2018
  35. Gentle Flow Yoga with Nuch at Now's Fitness, Bangkok Sep 4, 2018
  36. A Yogi Lost in a Modern Gym - Now's Fitness Sep 3, 2018
  37. Abundance at On Nut, Bangkok Aug 30-Sep 1, 2018
  38. Outside Looking In Aug 29, 2018
  39. Back in Bangkok After 5 Weeks Aug 27, 2018
  40. 15 Days in Bangkok July 10-24, 2018
  41. Peoplescape: Bangkok July 10-24, 2018
  42. Hatha and Yantra Yoga Fusion July 10-24, 2018
  43. Revisiting Terminal 21 Mall, Bangkok July 23, 2018
  44. Rope Skipping, 4mins Full-on July 22, 2018
  45. Sunday Visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market July 17, 2018
  46. Fork on the Road: Abundance or Poverty by Choice? July 16, 2018
  47. Loving Bangkok All Over Again Feb 22-26, 2016
  48. Hotel Review: Adventure Hostel Bangkok July 11, 2018
  49. Hotel Review: Riva Surya Bangkok Oct 20, 2014
  50. Exploring the Shopping Malls of Bangkok Oct 6-20, 2014
  51. Bangkok's Street Food Delight Oct 6-20, 2014
  52. Bangkok Revisited 3 Oct 6-20, 2014
  53. A First Timer in Bangkok December 31, 2005 - January 3, 2006


  54. Chiang Khong
  55. Ten Days in Chiang Khong, Thailand Apr 30 - May 9, 2016


  56. CHIANG MAI
  57. Mike Chong Aug 8, 2018
  58. An Intimate Conversation with my Universe in Chiang Mai Aug 8, 2018
  59. Kneaded and Pampered at Zira Spa Aug 4, 2018
  60. Savoring a Baht 3,500 Birds Nest Soup at Natural Bird Nest by Burapa Aug 3, 2018
  61. Yoga Exploration at The Yoga Tree with Gernot Aug 1, 2018
  62. Yoga In The Park - Chiang Mai July 31, 2018
  63. Yoga with Adam at Hidden House Yoga, Chiang Mai July 29, 2018
  64. 2 Weeks in Chiang Mai July 25 - Aug 7, 2018
  65. A First Timer in Chiang Mai Apr 9-23, 2016
  66. Dance Mandala in Chiang Mai at The Yoga Tree Apr 19, 2016
  67. Songkran Waterfight Festival in Chiang Mai Apr 13-15, 2016
  68. Border Crossing from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Chiangmai (Thailand) April 9-10, 2016


  69. Chiang Rai
  70. Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand May 11-16, 2016
  71. Visiting the White Temple of Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Khun) May 15, 2016


  72. Chiang Saen
  73. Exploring Chiang Saen, Thailand Apr 28-30, 2016


  74. Mae Hong Son
  75. Peoplescape at the Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery Dec 12 - Jan , 2019
  76. Arahattamagga Arahattaphala - the path to Aranhantship Dec 30, 2018
  77. Goenka and the Theravada Forest Monastery Vipassana Traditions Dec 25, 2018
  78. The Knower Dec 24, 2018
  79. 10-Day Meditation at Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery Dec 9, 2018


  80. Mae Sai
  81. 4 Days in Mae Sai, Thailand Apr 25-28, 2016
  82. Border Crossing - Mae Sai (Thailand) to Tachileik (Myanmar) Apr 23, 2016


  83. PAI
  84. Overnight in Pai with Mike Jan 1, 2019
  85. Exploring Pai, Thailand May 19-24, 2016
  86. Visiting the Land Split in Pai, Thailand May 23, 2016
  87. Trekking the Ridges of Pai Canyon May 23, 2016
  88. Climbing up the White Buddha (Wat Phra That Mae Yen) May 21, 2016


  89. Pak Chong
  90. Pak Chong (Thailand) En Route to Siem Reap (Cambodia) Mar 20-21, 2016
  91. Goodbye Thai Plum Village Mar 20, 2016
  92. Yoga at Thai Plum Village Mar 19, 2016
  93. Pond Picnic with the Monastics Mar 14, 2016
  94. Sentence Expansion Mar 12, 2016
  95. Alms Round of the Thai Plum Village Monastics Mar 10, 2016
  96. First Day of Teaching English at Thai Plum Village Mar 8, 2016
  97. Cyber Monk Redefined Mar 6, 2016
  98. Thai Plum Village, Day 6: Plum Village and Vipassana Mar 2, 2016
  99. Thai Plum Village, Day 5: Visa Snag Mar 1, 2016
  100. Plum Village, Day 4: Picnic with the Monastics on Lazy Monday Feb 29, 2016
  101. Plum Village, Day 2-3: Getting Settled Feb 27-28, 2016
  102. Plum Village, Day 1: Arrival Feb 26, 2016


  103. PHAN DISTRICT, Chiang Rai Province
  104. Yoga with Amm Prajna Pitchaya and the Sivananda yoga community of Phan May 16-18, 2016
  105. Visiting the Nam Lot and the Pha Khong Caves of Phan District May 18, 2016


General Travel Tips
  1. arrive early - in case there is a snag (visa snag, documentation snag, transport ticket snag, etc.), you will have ample time to troubleshoot the problem if you arrive early (to the airport, to the bus terminal, etc.)
  2. put detailed itinerary on the Calendar apps of your smart-phone according to timelines - this is where you do all your thinking and planning. Once written down, you don't have to think anymore while you are on the journey...you just follow the steps. This frees your mind for something else that might happen while you are already en route
  3. avoiding scams - as a general rule, I ignore the touts or anyone I don't know who call out to me. The calling comes in many forms - "Hi! Where are you from?", "Excuse me! Excuse me!", "Where are you going?". I don't look them in the eye and I remain non-verbal with them. If you reply to them, you just gave them an 'in' to hound you. In order not to look rude, I smile and wave the 'not interested' hand to them, without looking at them.
  4. power bank - hand-carry your power bank. Do not check it in. You can be called in when you are already inside the plane to go all the way to the loading dock so you can personally remove the power bank...and chances are, you'll have to surrender it to them. And you might delay the plane departure!

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