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    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.


    Windmills, not walls

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 17/04/2014

    » If you travel to northern Thailand, do not be surprised if you come across a number of Chinese tourists roaming around.


    Winning Ways

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 13/03/2014

    » As anyone who’s ever checked out accommodation or holiday-outing ideas in popular destinations will attest, the choice available can often be bewildering. Glancing over the most recent list of Thailand Tourism Awards (TTA) winners might help you narrow the options, though, as you struggle to reach a decision.


    Chiang Mai must embrace Chinese visitors

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 27/03/2014

    » Since late last year, some Chiang Mai residents have been complaining about the behaviour of Chinese tourists, who had flocked to the town because of the popular Chinese movie Lost In Thailand. The comedy film used Chiang Mai as its major backdrop, and after becoming a blockbuster, Chinese tourists arrived en masse to visit the film locations and explore other parts of the town as well.


    Rush-hour revelations

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 27/03/2014

    » Negotiating the busy streets of central Bangkok by bike can be a hair-raising experience at the best of times. In broad daylight, one at least has a better chance of seeing manic motorists, jaywalking pedestrians, dozing dogs and other obstacles in time to take evasive action. But traversing the downtown area on two wheels after dark is surely a recipe for disaster. Which is why I am so nervous about signing up for a bicycle tour of the city, organised by a firm called Co Van Kessel, which starts just before sunset.


    Leafy mountain high

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 14/11/2013

    » Situated in the northwestern edge of Thailand, Mae Hong Son feels like a mysterious place hidden in the mountains. Surprisingly though, people in some villages are generous enough to welcome and share happy occasions with outsiders.


    Now ear this

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 12/09/2013

    » Creative tourism and a warm touch from communities will be magnets to attract repeat visitors, the Tourism Authority of Thailand expects.


    Pedal-powered panorama

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 03/10/2013

    » Cycling through the historic centre of Chiang Mai is a good deal easier than trying to get around by car. Compared to nearby neighbourhoods like Tha Phae or Huay Kaew, the streets in the old quarter are usually very quiet and a journey on two wheels within the square-shaped area enclosed by the old city moat rarely takes more than 15 minutes. Riding a bicycle is also more convenient (no need to fight for parking spaces) and much cheaper than taking the local form of public transport, the red song taew with its flat rate of 20 baht per passenger.


    Capital aperitif

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 27/06/2013

    » From vibrant but overcrowded Yangon to the faded splendour of Bago or the new orderliness and open spaces of Nay Pyi Taw, visiting Myanmar's current capital and two of its predecessors may help the first-time visitor figure out how far this country has come and how quickly it is changing.


    Beginning to see the light

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 04/07/2013

    » Abrick shrine towers up among fragrances of incense and flower offerings. The fast rhythms of tabla playing and the multi-coloured decorations on buildings and indeed all around make me think that I am somewhere in India.

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