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Should You Flush Toilet Paper In Thailand?

Have you ever seen a sign in a toilet in Thailand that tells you not to flush toilet paper? Confusing, huh? Flushing your toilet tissue down the toilet is the norm where I’m from, but in Thailand and some other Asian countries it’s not allowed. So what do you do about toilet paper in Thailand? […]

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Why Can’t You See Any Stars In Thailand?

Wait until it’s night time, go outside and tilt your head up towards the sky. You should see thousands of stars lighting up the sky above you. In Thailand, you see about five. Sure, in Bangkok, the big city lights and fumes from the road lessen the visibility. But why can’t you see many stars […]

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Why Is Bangkok So Expensive?

Finding your time in Bangkok a little on the pricey side? We’ve all been there… This is a city that definitely can get a little out of hand if you let it. So you might wonder, why is Bangkok so expensive? The fact is that Bangkok is not an expensive place on the whole, but […]

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Why Is Thailand So Hot?

Ask me to sum up Thailand and I’ll always say the same things. Number one is food. Thailand has a glorious cuisine, unique with its spicy and fresh flavors yet so varied you can never get bored. Number two is the people, although I won’t open that can of worms right now! Number three is […]

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Why Is Thailand Known As “The Land Of Smiles”?

Read about Thailand and you’ll soon hear it called the ‘Land Of Smiles’. It’s a cute name, but where did it come from? Thailand is known as the ‘Land Of Smiles’ thanks to a marketing campaign in the 1980s by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote the country as a tourist destination. The […]

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Why Are There So Many Transgender (Ladyboys) In Thailand?

If I had to ask you about Thailand, I bet it wouldn’t take long before the topic of “ladyboys” (or transexuals) came up. It’s the subject of countless stories and numerous jokes. To those who don’t know much of Thailand, it’s easy to stereotype this country of 60 million people into having an abundance of […]

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Is Thailand A Third World Country?

Thailand is a country that straddles the West and East divide. It’s the entry point and hub for much of Asia and is simultaneous well-off (the ultramodern Suvarnabhumi Airport maybe) and desperately poor (the slums of Khlong Toey for instance). So taking everything into account: Is Thailand a third world country? The original definition of […]

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Why Doesn’t Thailand Use Chopsticks?

Travel around Asia and you’ll be picking up your food with two long thin sticks. It’s the hardest thing at first, but you learn quickly. Otherwise, you ain’t eatin’! Then you make it to Thailand, confident in your ability to navigate any food combination they can throw at you… and you see a fork and […]

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Should I Use Cash Or Card In Thailand?

Are you planning a trip to Thailand? Some countries are just fabulous for needing a card and little else. Thailand is not, unfortunately. Should I use cash or card in Thailand? You should always carry plenty of cash in Thailand. Many places do not accept card payments. Those that do often have 300-500฿ minimums and […]

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What Year Is It In Thailand?

If you’ve spent time Thailand or know a little about the country, you’ll have seen they use a different date system. While they are cool with 12th of January or 23rd of February and so on… they (mostly) still like to use their system of years. What year is it in Thailand right now? The […]