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    Off the beaten path

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 26/08/2015

    » There are certain places that make people — even locals — feel particularly like a tourist. When visiting themed parks, fancy 3D galleries, themed marketplaces and cultural villages, for example, such a feeling grows so strong inside of me probably because they are destinations created specially for tourists.


    More than a city break

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 04/06/2015

    » Kanchanaburi, one of Bangkok residents' favourite weekend destinations, has a lot of new attractions to explore. 


    Phetchaburi, through local eyes

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 26/02/2015

    » Forget those pricey touristy places and explore Phetchaburi through local eyes and you will love this artful town.


    Get lost in the city of the rams

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 05/02/2015

    » From century-old shopping enclaves to modern malls, from brand-name items to counterfeit products, from old temples to riverside skyscrapers, Guangzhou is bound to impress.


    Picturing a lost age

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 23/12/2014

    » In front of a mega mall, a big Christmas tree towers above the people. Its shining stars, golden bells and various decorative items fascinate all shoppers. They all take out their mobiles and happily snap pictures.  


    Going global, buying local

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 06/06/2014

    » Shopping and travelling are very different activities that somehow get along swimmingly. Looking for new things to buy can be an experience as exciting as the journey itself. And many tourists, particularly those who don’t travel often, regard shopping as the primary priority on any trip.


    Thai To Tai (in less than a day)

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 24/04/2014

    » In the southernmost corner of Yunnan, which is itself the southernmost province of China, the age-old traditions of the Tai Lue people continue to flourish. Speaking a language closely related to Thai, this ethnic minority also lives in many parts of northern Thailand, with particularly large communities found in the provinces of Phayao and Nan.


    Exploring Chon Buri

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 06/03/2014

    » The school holidays are coming and the ensuing chaos at home may soon be driving parents to look for a good day out with their family.


    City of Eternal Spring

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 09/01/2014

    » After an afternoon of roaming the bustling back lanes of Kunming, capital of China's Yunnan province, I was relieved to come across a bench next to some flower beds. Grateful for an opportunity to take the weight off my feet, I sat there contentedly, shortly before dusk, observing the congestion as hundreds of motorcycles, electric scooters, buses and cars crawled past, the noise level suggesting that all the drivers were leaning on their horns at the same time.


    Turning full circle

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 12/12/2013

    » Khun Yuam is a sleepy amphur in Mae Hong Son province that hasn't seen a great deal of excitement since the end of World War II. Right on the border with Myanmar's Shan State is the hamlet of Ban Huay Ton Noon. From there it's only 30km inland to the district capital, also called Khun Yuam, and this was the same route taken for centuries by invading armies, loggers, seasonal farm labourers and merchants carrying goods back and forth on carts drawn by teams of oxen.

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