Category: Thailand

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Flight of the Gibbon Ziplining: Flying Through Chiang Mai

Does hurling yourself off of high platforms count as a hobby, sport, or just an interest? Whatever category it falls under, I’m an active enthusiast. Skydiving, bungy jumping, sketchy tree-climbing, you can always count on me to join in on experiences that start in the sky and...

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A Day at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai

“Really? REALLY? People are doing yoga on elephants now?!” I muffled a few expletives as the TV showed a couple in Thailand preparing to do yoga on top of elephants. “An exciting new luxury travel trend…”  Wow, what’s next? Base jumping off of the neck of a...

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Gettin’ Down in Krabi Town, Thailand

What the hell is going on!? I thought, as the man who served me lunch just hours before poured kerosene into his mouth. He aspirated it in one long exhale and ignited his breath into a flame. He beamed at me and pointed to the hotel staff of housekeepers, chefs,...

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Becoming an Advanced Adventurer Scuba Diver on Koh Tao

Imagine you’re a high school student in a classroom. Imagine you’re the only student in the classroom. Imagine it’s something dreaded — like chemistry, or any math class. Imagine your teacher points at you and yells “POP QUIZ” every few minutes, like one of those water...

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What’s it like Scuba Diving in a Lightning Storm?

Suddenly, everything was silent. I no longer smelled the fumes or heard the rumbling of the dive boat’s engine. The crack of thunder overhead made one final boom. The clanking of air tanks, zipping of wetsuits, and muffled chattering of scuba divers stopped. The splashing of...

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Koh Samui: The Island to Kick Back On

If Koh Samui created it’s own calendar, every day would be Sunday with all clock hands pointing to morning. It’s a place where everyday is a day of rest — and it makes you feel like it’s well deserved. Go on, take a nap by the...

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Bangkok is Chaos: The Clash of Consumerism and Religion

On my left I see a billboard that commands, DO NOT GET TATTOO OF BUDDHA! BUDDHA IS SACRED. On my right, a TV screen spanning across an entire skyscraper advertising SAMSUNG’s latest phone. Overhead is a large picture of the king with the words “LONG LIVE THE KING”...