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LifeofaBackpacker's Ayuthaya Temples album on Photobucket

Temples of Ayuthaya

 Most likely if you’re going to Thailand, you’ve heard about Bangkok and Chiang Mai. They are the two largest cities in the country, but in-between them is the medieval capital of Siam. Ayuthaya. Nearly 250 years after the end of its glory days, the former island capital and UNESCO World Heritage site is the home […]

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Romance can strike at any moment while traveling. Just be courteous and get a private room if things escalate.

Sex in a Dorm … Not Cool

Disclaimer: The following article contains foul language.  Who knew that I would almost get into a fight over sex? And I wasn’t even participating. Let’s be clear. I’m not advocating for any particular philosophy regarding sex, making love, hooking up, whatever your preference. Sex is different for every person, but I’m certain single travelers who […]

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Full Moon Party Survival

On the island of Ko Phangan is the ultimate party that happens once a month: The Full Moon Party. Complete with drinks out of buckets, fiery jump-ropes and hoops and dancing far past dawn, this is the place to go for some western comfort after traveling in Southeast Asia. There’s nothing Thai about the Full […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Monkeys album on Photobucket

Monkey Business in Lopburi, Thailand

Since I’ve come to Thailand, one of my missions has been to see a monkey. That dream finally came true within two hours of arriving in Lopburi. I read that this was one of the cities to visit to see the Siamese ruins from the 1600s, but I also learned that this town is known […]

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Songkran Check List for Chiang Mai

If you ever dreamed about having the ultimate water fight when you were a kid, you can definitely live that fantasy in Thailand. For five days in the middle of April, the country celebrates Songkran, a Thai new year festival that involves throwing water on people wherever they may be. The most famous celebrations take […]

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