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Top 21 Things to do in Chiang Mai

There’s something for everyone in the lively city of Chiang Mai. There are numerous nature trails for the outdoor lovers, hundreds of cafes for the coffee addicts, and museums and temples for the ones seeking a more cultural experience. For me, the true beauty lies just outside of Chiang Mai and in the surrounding area […]

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The White Temple, Chiang Rai

Hands and arms slithered upwards towards the sky like a serpent from Hell. They grasped for thin air as if they were reaching for the Heavens in an attempt to escape their fiery fate. A gremlin snickered at their defeat, his tongue wriggled out of his mouth like a snake. Skulls sat on the lookout […]

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How to Get to Phu Chi Fa, Thailand

The apocalypse had begun. Thick fog hung down like a curtain and draped around the entire town, embracing it like a mother hugging her child. I could barely see ten feet in front of me and quietly waited for the moment a dark blob would appear and drag me into the abyss.  “Where do we […]

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25 Backpacker Habits You’ll Pick Up Traveling in Thailand

Thailand is captivating and fascinating. It’s arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The north is expansive, with emerald green mountains, gold and white temples, and a simple, laid back lifestyle. Bubbling hot springs are tucked away in dense, thick jungles. Zig-zagging, crumbling roads through the mountains lead to small towns with […]

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The Survival Guide to the Full Moon Party

Thousands upon thousands of backpackers drag their feet home at 9 in the morning holding crushed beer cans with paint smeared all over it. Neon paint drips down their backs, their foreheads, and their arms. What once was a drunken, artistic painting full of swirls, dots, and colors, has now formed into a brownish, sweat infused, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Ko Phangan, Thailand

The walls vibrated from the thundering bass as everyone in the crowded room bounced their collective heads to and fro in sync to the beat. Artwork on the walls of The Nomad House hostel undulated with the crowd as if dancing. The artwork’s intricate design added to the hostel’s unique character. One of the paintings […]

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Diving with The Dive Inn, Ko Phangan

The brown marbled grouper held his gaze. I couldn’t bear to lose the stare off, so I held mine right back, wondering what was going through his mind. He frowned at me, his lips curved downwards as he bobbed up and down with the current. He opened and closed his mouth rhythmically, as if he […]

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How I Spent Less Than $450 My First Month in Thailand

I spent a total of $442.17 my first month traveling in Thailand. I spent the first two weeks in Bangkok, a week in Chiang Mai, and one week in Pai (and counting). I’m going to show you exactly how I did this, and ways that you can, too. Drinking a ton of Chang beers and gin […]

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Globe Trottica’s Monthly Wrap Up: October 2015

I’m going to start doing monthly wrap ups throughout my trip. There’s so much going on, so at the end of each month, I’m going to summarize everything and put it all in one place to keep you all in the loop. I’m a slow traveler. I love taking my time in each country and […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Pai, Thailand

Thick clouds surrounded the mountain peaks in the distance. They wrapped around the tips like a fluffy blanket, covering them completely. The mountains were green, and rolled along the horizon, up and down, up and down, smooth and beautiful, as we drove along the mountain road.  The van winded up and down the narrow road, […]

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