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Lampang: The Northern Thai City that Time Forgot

Despite only being 37 kilometres from the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (the only government-sponsored elephant centre in Thailand), this charming city in northern Thailand sees very few visitors. Yes, you’ll hear backpackers drop the names Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, or even Mae Hong Son into conversation but if you happen to mention that you spent […]

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A Spontaneous Paragliding Experience in Pamukkale

Having spent a thoroughly enjoyable day exploring the bizarre landscapes of Pamukkale’s immense calcium carbonate terraces, and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, we awoke the following morning and found ourselves at a bit of a loose end as to what to do.  We’d only wanted and intended to spend a day here, however had we […]

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The scenery along the river

A Couple of Thieves in the Night

I began today quite optimistically.  Little did I know that it would not be ending in quite the same way… After a couple of lazy days on the beach, I was eager to explore the southernmost tip of Cambodia a little further than the confines of Sihanoukville had so far allowed.  With this in mind, […]

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