Tagged With "Thailand"

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Re: HOW YOU CAN SAVE THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for sharing this.It does sound like a great way to help the Elephants while getting to spend with them !
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Re: HOW YOU CAN SAVE THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing these thoughts. Elephants are highly intelligent animals, probably smarter than dogs for example. Wild elephants in Asia are having a hard time because of loss of habitat and conversion of their normal range to agricultural land. Most do not have ivory tusks so unlike their African cousins, they are not slaughtered for their teeth. In Sri Lanka I visited the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala a number of times, which I've previously written about on TravelGumbo at this link .
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Re: Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

Mac ·
Lovely photos and blog Karl. Refreshed my delightful memories of our visit there. One other word of advice for the end of your tour is to visit the Massage School which is in the temple complex and have a relaxing and rejuvenating massage - feet or more depending on time available.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: February 11, 2014. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful place, Dr. Y. And that monkey is just too cute. Did you bring him home with you?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: February 11, 2014. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Dr.Y ·
Would love to, but it might be illegal. Ha Ha! Agree, the Phi Phi islands is a beautiful place. The scenery, the people and the animals!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

GarryRF ·
I was surprised to see that Buddhist bibles are placed in the bedside draw. Just like a Gideon's bible. Really is an amazing read ! Full of proverbs like : "A man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife !"
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Re: The easy life at Koh Kood island, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
If you can't relax here, you can't relax. Thanks for sharing this piece of tropical paradise with us, Linn!
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Re: The easy life at Koh Kood island, Thailand

Samantha ·
The Dustia Resort sounds incredible (except for the little pests, lol). Will definitely have to keep it in mind when we travel to Thailand one day. Thanks for a great post and awesome pictures.
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Re: The easy life at Koh Kood island, Thailand

Mac ·
We love Thailand and this looks like another place to put on our "must go" list for the next trip. Thanks Linn for a great review!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

PHeymont ·
Incredible!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an amazing place, Mac. I've visited it four times and would go back the next time as well. Your photos do it great justice. They only thing they don't capture is the heat and humidity!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Rob ·
I've looked at your photos 10 separate times already and each time I look I'm more amazed!What a sight!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Well thank you, esteemed Gurus! It is just SO photogenic and almost surreal in its beauty and exotic creatures. A continual "trip" to experience. And how do you ever truly capture the "essence" of the temple.... Just keep trying I guess....
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Re: Gallery: Thai street food

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating, Mac! I have to admit some of the shellfish on sale look like something out of the Jurassic era, but with a little Chili peppers and lime juice, I'm sure they're extremely good. Did you and your lovely wife indulge in the feast at all?
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Re: Gallery: Thai street food

Mac ·
Ah yes Karl, we partook a little here and there but in retrospect were not sufficiently adventurous. We shall return! (apologies to Gen MacArthur).
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Re: August 14, 2016: Butterfly, Phuket

PHeymont ·
That is fabulous! Such amazing coloring...
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Tug Boat to Paradise

Mia Escobud ·
Tug Boat to Paradise
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HOW YOU CAN SAVE THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

Travel With Lamb ·
The Exploitation of the Asian Elephant   I’m not going to deny that the Asian Elephant is continuously exploited, it is happening. Over the last few weeks there was a link making its rounds on Facebook revealing the tragic lives of the...
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Gallery: Thai street food

Mac ·
Thai families love to 'snack on the hoof' and it is this most enjoyable custom that has given rise to the magnificent selection of street food that is on offer at the evening "walking markets" that we discovered on three of the islands in the Gulf of...
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Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Amongst the most magnificent sights in Bangkok is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Jade Buddha. It is a riot of gilded and colourful figures in a very concentrated area within the grounds of the King's Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is...
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Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

DrFumblefinger ·
The TG audience has become very proficient at solving our travel puzzles!  Kudos to Mac (with contributions from Jonathan L and Andre P) for nailing it!     TravelGumbo has featured this temple complex before.  DrY presented a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: February 11, 2014. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Dr.Y ·
Today's highlighted photos are of Thailand’s Phi Phi islands – countless fortress-like small islands situated between Phuket and the mainland.   These islands have been slowly and beautifully carved by crystal clear and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr.Y ·
   Wat Pho is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha statue in Bangkok, adjoining the Grand Palace in Phra Nakhon district.  This statue generally is thought to represent the dying Buddha, about to attain Nirvana.  The Wat Pho...
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Will 'Big Brother' be keeping track of tourists in Thailand?

Travel Rob ·
Thailand telecom regular announces proposal to track tourists by SIM Card
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 10, 2015: Spirit Guardian, Thailand

sarcee ·
  While in Phuket, one year after the devastating tsunami, I saw several of these on the different beaches along the west coast of the island.  A guide informed us that they were placed to protect people at night from the spirits of those...
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August 14, 2016: Butterfly, Phuket

sarcee ·
Which way is up? A well camouflaged butterfly, photographed on a lamp in Thailand by Sarcee.
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The easy life at Koh Kood island, Thailand

Travellinn ·
Koh Kood, or Koh Kut, was for me an unknown island, and I was excited to experience it. The island is fairly large, actually the 4th largest in Thailand, and is situated in the eastern part, just a short boat ride from  Trat .  ...
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8 Tips For Travelling To Thailand On A Budget

clareabner ·
Just a few years ago, Thailand was a dirt-cheap travel destination. The first time I visited Thailand in the mid-2000s, I just did a little research using my Frontier bundles. The internet and the Travel Channel were pretty much all you needed to discover the world back then. And I was off! My 2-week sojourn in Thailand involved street food, island hopping, beach parties, and clubs. The whole trip cost me only a fraction of what it did the second time I visited in 2012. For my third trip...
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How to Travel Thailand like Royalty on a Budget

dzhingarova ·
People the world over come to Thailand for its miles upon miles of beautiful beaches, friendly people, ancient temples, and natural beauty. Another reason why Thailand is such a great place to be is that you have all the advantages of a world class destination, without the costs. With a little bit of savoir faire, you could have a VIP experience even if you’re on a budget. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your Thailand trip without breaking the bank. Enjoy the Scrumptious...
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Re: How to Travel Thailand like Royalty on a Budget

Happyzip ·
During my visit to Thailand in 20 days, I just spent $500 for everything here, from food, accommodation, and exploration by bikes. I recommend renting scooters here to explore our own way, cheap rate and lots of fun in the North
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Five Things To Do At Chiang Mai, Thailand

anshu_travel ·
Chiang Mai is located in the Northern area of Thailand capital city, Bangkok. It takes 1-hour journey by plane from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or about 8 hours by bus. The government intentionally prepares Chiang Mai for tourism purpose. The city is well arranged, and it has some artificial rivers. Many trees are planted along the road. Chiang Mai certainly has many interesting tourism objects to visit such as elephant training camp, orchid park, Thai silk, waterfalls and many more. Elephant Camp...
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5 things to do in Thailand

Trip Town ·
One of the most beautiful countries in South – East Asia Thailand offers its tourists and visitors unique attractions and recreational activities such as…… Shopping Thailand is well known for it’s busy and bustling markets that are lined up with stalls and shops. Tourists get the privilege to shop at every corner on the streets of Thailand for various items that may catch their attention. Souvenirs such as local handicrafts, wooden carvings, gold and silverware, furniture, pottery and silk.
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Thailand With Kids. No Worries!

Herry James ·
Are you worrying about travelling to Thailand with kids? We can help you with that. If you’d like to dip your toe in the water of Asian family travel, taking kids to Thailand would be my top recommendation. We have been to Thailand 20+ times, each trip has been fabulous and problems have been few. Hopefully we can help you get your family to Thailand. First let me say hi, my name is Alyson and I’ve taken my kids to amazing destinations on every continent bar Antarctica. Sometimes I write...
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