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Tips to choose accommodation in Bangkok

It is quite a challenge to find accommodation in Bangkok, it is a huge city and there is no city centre or something like this, there is the old town and the shopping center spot but it is quite difficult to choose where to stay if you don't know the city well. Here are some tips: Stay somewhere near the sky train, it will make your life so much easie…

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Mosquitos in Thailand and how to prevent them

Mosquitos in Thailand are everywhere, this is a fact, when you don't realise you will be full of mosquito bites in no time. It is very important to be protected as being in foreign countries and being bitten by mosquitos is one of the reasons to get diseases such as malaria, dengue, yelow fever etc... Most of these diseases cannot be prevented with medi…

Fah Lanna Spa: The best thai massage in Thailand
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Fah Lanna Spa: The best thai massage in Thailand

You know I am huge fan of spas so being in Thailand we had to try some of them. A friend recommended Fah Lanna Spa in Chiang Mai, he said it is a paradise, and it truly is. They came to pick us up by car in our B&B, ready to relax we arrived at the spa and we had a tea before our massage, they directed us to a wooden cabin. We sat down in two wooden…

Mo Rooms Cafeteria: Design and good Smoothies
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Mo Rooms Cafeteria: Design and good Smoothies

Our first day in Chiang Mai we already saw this amazing hotel and cafeteria: Mo Rooms. The Cafeteria is accessible from the street and has a beutiful garden with fountains. We started our stay in Chiang Mai having two smoothies like these ones: watermelon and mango, anyone is up for one? This cafeteria became our favorite spot in town to relax and…

Finnlays Cottage: B&B Paradise in Chiang Mai
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Finnlays Cottage: B&B Paradise in Chiang Mai

I still dream about our stay in Chiang Mai, you know we were in a low budget but with comfort, our room in Finlays Cottage B&B was a double room with air conditioning simple but confortable. And I can tell you one of the best matresses we tried in the different accommodations we stayed in. We had a shared bathroom, with three different showers, ev…

Bangkok Shopping centers: everything for everyone
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Bangkok Shopping centers: everything for everyone

Shopping centers are everywhere in Bangkok, each of them have their own purpose and some of them are specialized in different products. You should allow a day to go around Siam and visit them. It is the perfect plan for a rainy day, keep that in mind! This was very useful for us being there in the monsoon time. Siam Paragon: Luxury labels such as Chanel, …

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Health Land Spa: the locals choice in Thailand

When going to Thailand I was looking for spas to try the most known Thai Massage and enjoy one of the typical activities to be done in Thailand. I was looking for somewhere typical but also with certain comforts and I found the health land spa chain, it is a brand well known for the middle class in Thailand. Health Land Spa are establishments with all t…

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Thai Cooking Farm Cooking School in Chiang Mai

Our first thought when going to Thailand was that we needed to know more about their cuisine and ingredients so a cooking course was one of our objectives. We were looking for a full day cooking course but outdoors, we didn't want to spend all day in a classroom. We found the Thai Farm Cooking School in Chiang Mai, is a farm 14km far from Chiang Mai city ce…

10 Things you need to know about Thailand
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10 Things you need to know about Thailand

Thailand is an amazing country and I am sure you heard so many things about it, amazing beaches, great pad thais and curries, but there are also a lot of things no one tells you about or are not as famous or glamorous but still it is interesting to know so you are aware what to expect when visiting Thailand and funny facts about it. Here is my list of 10 …

Prices in Thailand 2014: myth or truth 1 euro for a meal?
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Prices in Thailand 2014: myth or truth 1 euro for a me…

The first thing that came into my mind when preparing my travel to Thailand were prices, everyone told me that in Thailand you could eat for 1 euro so I thought everything was going to be cheap as chips.I couldn't be more wrong. Is Thailand cheap? Yes and No. It depends on what Thailand you are on, you can eat for 1 euro on the street that is true, but …

First impressions on Thailand
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First impressions on Thailand

Thailand, the country of the smile, lots of first times in Thailand and different feelings. It was our first time in Asia, so we had quite a shock in different areas, I am going to share with you the first things we thought when arriving. Hot, hot and hot OMG, I remember getting out of the airport and my glasses were steamed up due to the contrast of temp…

Home made mango with sticky rice recipe
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Home made mango with sticky rice recipe

I am food lover, one of the things I like the most when travelling is to discover new cuisines, dishes and tastes. When being in Thailand I loved the curry, tropical fruits, rice dishes and desserts. One of my favorite Thai desserts is mango with sticky rice so today our mission was to do this amazing dessert at home. Recipe for Mango with sticky rice Ingr…

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Panama Jack Boots: footwear for Thailand

When you prepare the backpack, footwear is a difficult choice to make. I had to decide my footwear to Thailand and I chose my new Panama Jack Boots to join that trip. When I received my Panama Jack Boots before my Thailand trip, I have to be honest I was a bit worried, I knew that in Thailand it was very hot between 35ºC to 40ºC so I thought...maybe …

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15 days through Thailand 2013: our route

We have been planning our route since we bought the tickets, thought of one thing, then thought again and this is our final route for 15 days in Thailand. You can follow our trip on Twitter with the hashtag #twmthailand, we start on 1st June 2013 and we come back to Barcelona on 17th June. You can see our Thailand travel preparationand our budget for …

Budget for Thailand 2013 for a couple
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Budget for Thailand 2013 for a couple

Budgeting is a harsh task when you are not sure of the costs in a country you have never been in. There are loads of things to take into account and it is not always easy to keep on what you first thought as new things that you did not think about arise. I wanted to share our budget for Thailand this year 2013, what we booked already and our costs on acco…

My travel to Thailand: preparation
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My travel to Thailand: preparation

Thailand, we are going to Thailand this summer and now all the travel preparation begans, being organized to prepare a travel is essential. The story starts when we sit down in front of our holiday sheet and decide that we wil split this year into a week holidays, so we can enjoy in 4 times our holidays through the year. We had plans to go to the Greek Is…