thailand in review

Bangkok Thailand

After every country we visit, Vikram writes about our overall experiences and highlights. Here’s his take on Thailand! Thailand is not a secret. A linchpin of the Southeast Asia backpacking circuit, its picturesque beaches, phenomenal food, and friendly people have lured travelers for decades. For us, Thailand largely lived up to the hype. (Over?)development notwithstanding, the islands look like postcards, […]

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chilling with the elephants in chiang mai

Elephant Sanctuary Chiang Mai

We spent an unforgettable day at Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for retired and injured elephants. Going into the day, I knew virtually nothing about elephants and their role in the tourism industry, except that elephant shows and riding are common tourist attractions in Thailand. But we learned many chilling facts about how elephants are treated—their trainers basically torture them […]

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thai food, three ways

Pad Thai Bangkok

A huge part of traveling for us is experiencing different countries’ and cultures’ food. And while Vikram may always be loyal to Malaysian food, Thai food tops my list of favorite cuisines. I would have said this before the trip, and now after going to Thailand I believe it more definitively. (Though currently, Vietnamese food is giving it a run […]

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why i love bangkok

Bangkok: I had no idea what to expect coming here. While I was super excited about Thailand in general—the food, the beaches, the jungles, the mountains—I felt largely lukewarm about visiting the capital city. What I had heard included that Bangkok was extremely trafficky, loud, and overwhelming. Doesn’t exactly sound all that pleasant. But really, aren’t most big cities somewhat like […]

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