What better way to discover Thainess than with an expert local guide? Phil Hawkes and his wife Nicole recently explored Kanchanaburi, with help from local guide, Suree. They share their experience with us here… Read More
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Guest blogger and award-winning Australian travel writer Louise Southerden makes a splash while rock climbing in Krabi, southern Thailand.
“This is not cliff-jumping. We know the difference. We are climbers.” So says a sign outside a climbing school advertising “deep-water solo” trips in Tonsai, one of two beaches on Krabi’s Railay peninsula, the one where serious climbers hang out. I’m staying at the other, more touristy beach, Railay, where the distinction between cliff-jumping and deep-water soloing leaps right over my head – and inspires me to do a deep-water soloing day trip myself. Read More
Guest blogger John Borthwick recently travelled north to explore a pair of hidden gems; two historic Thai towns.
“Nan and Phrae — where are they?” It’s a common response when you mention these historic, north Thailand towns. They might be off the major tourist trail but they’re still easily found: just head 560 kilometres up the highway from Bangkok and you’re in Phrae. Take a break there, and then roll 130 km further northeast to Nan. Read More
2015 has been a busy first year for the Hug Thailand blog and we’ve been quite overwhelmed with the level of support from our readers. As we ring in the New Year, we thought we’d share our top 5 Thailand blog posts for 2015. Read More
Guest blogger and award-winning Australian travel writer Louise Southerden tries “sea camping” on Thailand’s last island paradise.
You’ve probably never heard of Koh Laoliang. I hadn’t either, until a fellow traveller recommended it to me as an idyllic place to spend a few days camping in Thailand. It’s The Beach, he’d said, minus the hand-drawn map, the suicidal Scot, the despotic Tilda Swinton and, as I would soon discover, the hordes of sun-seeking day-trippers who daily descend on Koh Phi Phi (in neighbouring Krabi province), where the movie was shot. Read More
This month Thailand celebrated His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 88th birthday anniversary, on 5 December with the inaugural Bike for Dad cycling event, and there are many more events planned for the festive season. Read More
Guest blogger John Borthwick loves exploring Thailand’s lesser-known islands. He reports here on another gem.
This used to be Thailand’s version of Devils Island, the infamous French prison off the coast of South America. Like it, Koh Tarutao was surrounded by sea and totally removed from public scrutiny. Fortunately, things change and Tarutao is now a pristine national park. Gone are its prison guards and convicts, but not the bizarre tale of how they teamed together during World War II to become pirates. Read More
Pattaya Beach is changing. Some things, of course, remain the same, including the famous nightlife that sees Walking Street thronged by people after dark every night. Read More
Guest blogger John Borthwick checks out Hua Hin’s golf scene.
Few golf course deals can match the one closed on the Royal Hua Hin course in 1932…
Following the huge success of last year’s Colour Moon Festival, Koh Phangan is set to do it all over again.
Koh Phangan held it’s first Colour Moon Festival last December, and the event’s second edition is set to bigger and better, with exciting activities following the theme ‘Island of Power, energised by the Moon’. Read More