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    CENTARA AO NANG BEACH RESORT&SPA KRABI – REVIEW

    We have a pretty wide knowledge of destinations in Thailand, having been in the Land of Smiles five times already, but we hadn’t had the chance to explore the southern province of Krabi yet.Finally we decided to give it a go and opted to stay at Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa, a big structure located right in front of Ao Nang Beach, overlooking the renown Andaman Sea. CENTARA AO NANG BEACH RESORT&SPA KRABI The south of Thailand is known worldwide as a holiday destination thanks to its several kilometres of golden coastline, dream islands, and marine national parks.People often refer to Krabi albeit the city itself doesn’t have…

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    THE BEST 8 TEMPLES IN AYUTTHAYA NOT TO BE MISSED

    AYUTTHAYA Being close to Bangkok but at the same time not as crowded as the capital city, makes Ayutthaya one of our favorite destinations in Thailand when it comes to visiting temples and appreciating Thai architecture. Indeed we’ve been to Ayutthaya 3 times already and we’ll probably go again next time we are in Bangkok, we just love it so much! Ayutthaya is one of the former capital cities of the Kingdom of Siam. There are so many temples in Ayutthaya both inside and outside the river boundaries that contain the naturally protected city, that we keep coming back everytime to see some new sights we missed before. Many of…

  • how to go to Bridge on River Kwai

    BANGKOK TO BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

    THE BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI Kanchanaburi may not sound very popular as a destination in Thailand, but it surely becomes more appealing when you get to know it is a crucial point of the Burma Railway, aka the Death Railway, precisely where the famous Bridge on River Kwai (or Kwae) is located. Only thing we knew before getting here was that there are a book and movie of the same name, but we definitely learned more about this railway thanks to this trip. So here’s our guide to all you need to know about the Death Railway and how to go to the Bridge on River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. We…

  • Bridge on River Kwai by train

    HELLFIRE PASS: THE LITERAL DEATH RAILWAY

    THE DEATH RAILWAY As we described in our last post about The Bridge on River Kwai, the section of the Burma Railway, aka Death Railway, still in use today goes from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok terminus, including the most famous views of Bridge on River Kwai and Wampo Viaduct. However, the original Burma Railway used to run further on north of Nam Tok towards Burma (today Myanmar), via a narrow corridor through the jungle that was dug by the WWII Prisoners of War (POW’s) and Southeast Asian labourers (called romusha). Their life conditions here were so harsh that thousands of them lost their lives: it is estimated that over 90,000 Asian…

  • What to do in Bangkok 2018

    OUR TOP 9 MUST SEE PLACES IN BANGKOK

    BANGKOK Thailand’s capital city is a huge metropolis, but normally travelers stop here only for a few days, leaving quickly to the beautiful beaches in the south of the country or towards the mountains in the north. We’ve been to Bangkok 4 times already, so we put together a list of the most interesting things to do&see.   1. GRAND PALACE&ROYAL TEMPLES First thing to visit to understand Thai culture is the golden decorated Grand Palace, together with Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho (giant reclining buddha) sacred temples. This large area represents the religious centre of Bangkok. -tip: if it’s your first time in Thailand, be aware of scams…

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    THAILAND – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE FOR A 15-20 DAYS TRIP

    Thailand has it all, from tropical beaches in the south to charming mountains in the north, from crazy railways to ancient tribe villages and elephant sanctuaries. It is a huge country and places to see are countless, here we try to list the most important ones. Thailand was our first country in Southeast Asia we stepped in, as many first time goers we landed in Bangkok. Describing this city would need more than 1,000 adjectives, and same goes for the country as well. Let’s just stick to the popular tag to keep it simple: “The land of smiles”!   WHERE&HOW TO GO AROUND THAILAND You’ll need at least 15-20 days…

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    OVERNIGHT TRAIN FROM CHIANG MAI TO BANGKOK, THAILAND

    How to travel by overnight train in northern Thailand. Thailand is an awesome country, mostly known for its amazing islands and beaches, but don’t forget that the north offers unique landscapes too. Chiang Mai, the biggest city in the north, is reachable via the reliable and fascinating Thai state railway that crosses the nation vertically. We used Thai trains several times, from Chiang Mai to Bangkok overnight, from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, and also from Bangkok to the eastern border with Cambodia. A full visit to Thailand wouldn’t be complete without a train travel, always the most interesting and straight way to get to know a country and its population. If…

  • koh tao thailand

    KOH SAMUI & KOH TAO, GULF OF THAILAND

    Our unforgettable week in these amazing Thai islands: here’s how to get there, how to move from island to island in the archipelago, what to do and where to stay. As usual, since we have been living in Vietnam for more than one year now, every 3 months we have to take a forced holiday, leave the country and come back in order to get a new Vietnamese visa. Not too bad! Truth is, we obviously love this, knowing that we have to plan a new trip every now and then keeps our minds and imagination always busy dreaming of new places to discover! This time we are not going…

  • Lots of currencies!

    MONEY ABROAD: HOW TO DEAL WITH EXCHANGES AND WITHDRAWALS

    Our tips on how to deal with money exchange, withdrawals, ATMs, foreign currencies, etc., when travelling abroad. HOW TO DEAL WITH MONEY ABROAD Before travelling abroad, one important matter you will have to take into consideration is how to deal with money in every single country you are going to visit. The more countries you are going to touch, the more currencies you will see and handle, and your mind will be getting closer to blow after all the rate exchange conversions! First of all, don’t forget to inform your bank you are going to use your card in determinate countries, in order to avoid to get it blocked; second…

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    BACK TO BANGKOK, END OF OUR TRAVEL IN ASIA

    This is our second visit to Thai capital city, after staying here last February. In Bangkok, every district is a smaller city in the city. Last time we stayed close to the riverside in the oldest part, whilst this time we are going to experience Sukhumvit, the modern area. SUKHUMVIT After an underground+Bts (skytrain) ride, we quickly reach our hotel. Yes, that’s right, after weeks of guesthouses we are staying in a lovely studio suite, allowing us a comfort stay to fight the sadness for the ending travels. There’s even a rooftop swimming pool here! Still, we are 7-8 km away from the centre, but we could live in this neighbourhood…