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  • Thailand

    5 Reasons to Visit Thailand

    Thailand is my love at first sight. The experience of living with a Thai family for a month made me attached to the country. I have developed a high sense of respect towards the hard working nation.  The wide range of activities will not leave the visitor unsatisfied. Five Reasons to Visit Thailand Here, anyone can find a place for their taste. Here, modern and traditional blend perfectly. Contemporary infrastructure, clean environment (even though they use an enormous number of plastic wraps for takeaway packaging), a wide range of cuisine, magnificent landmarks, crazy nightlife and postcard-like coastal lines are the few of those reasons Thailand is on the bucket list…

  • Azerbaijan

    Top 6 Cheap and Free Things to Do on a Weekend in Baku

    Azerbaijan’s capital boasts with the mixture of modern and old architecture, making it an exciting city of the region to visit. Baku’s trendy buildings are ideally positioned among its century-old buildings and towers. Dozens of parks scattered across the city offer excellent relaxation time during your walks in the city. For a short weekend trip, the post provides various things to do in Baku. We started our day with an excellent coffee and some dessert at Gloria Jeans Coffee shop near the city center. The coffee shop offers a wide variety of beverages, a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the exploration of Baku’s everyday life. Afterward, we started wandering…

  • Malaysia

    How to Spend 48 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

    One day, after vigorous job hunt, I told Mariam that I had a crazy idea – to go home early than planned. Surprisingly, she agreed. We changed our flight from Siem Reap to Malaysia and bought tickets from there to Istanbul. Here are some of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur. The decision to go home was so quick that my boyfriend, Oto, and my mother did not believe me. It was quite upsetting to cut such trip short, but Hey! We came so far and fulfilled our dreams. On February 6, we were in Kuala Lumpur and stayed until 9th. After arriving from a developing country to a developed one,…

  • Cambodia

    Breathtaking Temples of Angkor You Need To See

    A UNESCO World Heritage site and Lara Croft’s first destination on her mission to find Triangle of Lights, Angkor Wat is on the bucket list of many. The park is spread over 400 sq km and contains up to 45 temples you can see all in one week! You can buy one day ($20 $37), three-day ($40 $62) and seven-day ($60 $72) passes at the main entrance gate. How to Get There The best and time-saving way to visit the area is by tuk-tuk. The price varies depending which temples you want to see and starts with $20. Things to note: Sunrise, sunset and visiting some remote temples costs extra. If…

  • Things you need to know. Laos
    Laos

    7 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Laos

    I would have never imagined Laos would be such a disappointment, waste of time and money. I had never experienced such feeling, even when I excitedly arrived in Ukraine and was stuck there for a day while traveling from Prague to Moldova. Things you need to know before going to Laos Mostly No One Speaks English Better your body language. You will find very few Laotians who speak English, especially in small towns and villages. Hostels are Always Full They never know when will the rooms will be available. During our hunt for the accommodation, we saw the “full” sign on the doors of at least ten hostels. Avoid and go…

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    Thailand

    Cities You Should Never Miss in Thailand

    Once arrived in Li, Caroline tells us that she needs to go to Chiang Mai for her visa purposes on January 16 and offers to go with her. Of course, we agree. Chiang Mai and Nong Khai were the cities in Thailand we didn’t want to miss out. Cities in Thailand You Need to Visit Chiang Mai Sights One of the cities in Thailand which should never be missed is Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern part of the country, which used to be a capital of the Kingdom of Lanna during 1296-1768. The name meant “new city” and was called so when it became the new capital of…

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    Thailand

    Absolutely Blissful Visit to Thai Schools

    For a month we have volunteered, in Sukhothai at a guesthouse. On January 13, we found ourselves on a bus towards Lampang province, specifically to village Li. There our friend Caroline is teaching English in Thailand’s school and kindergarten. We met her in Sukhothai and was kind enough to invite ‘complete strangers’ to her house. Even though it was a bit of a detour from our initial plans, we gladly accepted her warm invite. How We Got There Bus from Sukhothai to Lampang takes approximately 4 hours costing 178 Baht per person. Once in Lampang, we took a songthaew, a passenger vehicle adapted from a pick-up used as a shared…

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    Thailand

    Look at Breathtaking and Authentic Capital of Siam

    Sukhothai, ‘the raising of happiness,’ is a small city in a Northern part of Thailand. A bus ride from Bangkok to Sukhothai takes 7 hours. Bus terminals in Bangkok are divided according to the parts of the country. So buses to North depart from Northern Bus Terminal near Mo Chit BTS Skyline, costing 279 Baht ($8.50) for a 2nd class ticket. They are pretty standard with AC and 20 minute stop for a quick lunch. Once arrived in Sukhothai buses take you to the city center, for about 50 Bahts per person. As we arrived around 4 pm, the first thing we did was to find an accommodation. Newly opened Somprasong Guesthouse…

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    Thailand

    Cheap and Wonderful Alternative to Mainstream Thai Islands

    Thailand has world-known beaches, from which Phuket, Krabi, Ko Tao are the most popular ones. Almost every beach in Thailand looks like a landscape from a famous Bounty commercial – white sand coastline with clear blue water. Those famous islands are far away from Bangkok. The only way is to fly or torture yourself with 12+ hour bus/train drive. Once in Thailand, gateway on an island is a must do. However, we wanted a cheap alternative. On November 27, we enter Internet cafe to search for local buses towards Koh Samed island. It departs from Eastern Bus Station located at Ekkamai BTS station. We buy round trip, open date tickets for…

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    Thailand

    6 Really Cheap and Important Attractions in Bangkok

    Same Same, But Different – is the phrase you’ll see in Bangkok quite often. It perfectly sums up what Thailand and its capital are all about. Bangkok sightseeing is not limited and anyone can find something for their taste. The capital is full of contrasts where old and new perfectly blend with each other. To understand Bangkok you need to get there and experience it yourself. My mind was blown away from the first moment I stepped in the country. Even though there are so many things to do here, this post will focus on cheap and important attractions you should not miss here. List of Bangkok Sightseeing Gate of…