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Crazy Things You Might Just See On An Asia Tour

Asia has beaches and buzzing cities, it’s home to some of the world’s most eye-wateringly wonderful natural sights, it bursts with interesting history and flavours and it’s got some of the nicest locals on the globe. Still, none of that helps with the culture shock experienced by first time travellers on an Asia tour. Those folk will still have to deal with the curious nuances and traditions that have grown up in this vast continent over the years, and get used to the fact that what may seem weird and crazy in the West is totally fair game in these parts! Check out some examples…

Bangkok Beaches: Sun, sand and sea

Thailand is a country of many guises. In the north there are the Karen tribes and their long-necked folk, the sun-scorched hills and canyons of Pai, and the mysterious temples of Chiang Mai. In the jungles of the center, you've got gushing waterfalls and beautiful winding rivers, along with rolling plains of rice paddies and the occasional stupa of the long-gone Siam kings. And then there are the cities, which pulse and throb with energy and action. 

A nightlife guide to Koh Phi Phi island

Koh Phi Phi is one of the western islands of the Thai south. Peppering the waters of the Andaman Sea, it's actually a set of six separate islands that together form the greater Koh Phi Phi archipelago. However, most all visitors will focus on just one spot: the island of Koh Phi Phi Don. This curious H-shaped piece of land is the largest in the group, and also now one of the most legendary partying come beachside jewels in the entire of Southeast Asia!

A guide to the Thailand rainy season

It's called the Land of Smiles, but it could equally be called the Land of Sun. That is, it could be, if it weren’t for the torrents of the monsoon that crossed the country each year. Yep, just as you thought those shimmering Andaman beaches and the sparkling, sun-kissed bays of the Thai Gulf were always sunny, there comes a downpour of epic proportions. Streams pour down the dusty roads, the Indian Ocean gets peppered with raindrops, and the beautiful waterfalls of Thailand's jungle-dressed backcountry become stronger than ever.

A guide to the best Phuket beaches

There are few destinations in the Land of Smiles that wow like Phuket. After all, the place has a lot going for it: raucous beer bars in Patong; shimmering white sands in the Sirinat National Park; turtle-peppered reefs; opulent luxury hotels; backpacker guesthouses; hidden coves of golden sand; rugged karst mountains – the list goes on! Of course, it's the beaches that are the major pull in the so-called Pearl of the Andaman. 

Thailand: Culture and Traditions

There are plenty of reasons why Thailand remains one of those destinations at the top of the bucket list. Ranging from cotton-white beaches on the southern isles to wild mountains in the north, bamboo-built beach bars on the Andaman to rugged canyons on the edge of Myanmar, the nation has plenty of awesome spots up its sleeve.

The Postcard Views

Hey guys! Back to write to you from a gorgeous little town in a peninsula named Railay! It's a really tiny, but beautiful, little area that is very different from any of our previous visits. It wasn't all fun and games arriving here however. 

The Hustle & Bustle (Khao San Road)

Stepping off the plane, ecstatic to have finally landed at my final destination, I was euphoric. My skin immediately soaked the hot, sticky humidity in. It was around 3 or 4 am and the streets that were once full of music and hustle was slowly starting to disappear. It was shocking to still see little kids roaming around as we headed to the resort. 

Panang Pequenas

As far as night trains go, our sleeper train from Singburi To Chiang Mai was utter luxury (I mean there was A/C for starters!)Our first afternoon in Chiang Mai was spent visiting Tiger Temple, which is an optional activity; but I highly recommend you go!