China’s most important traditional festival is known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year. It is one of the most important celebrations for families as well, and a week of official public holiday in mainland China.Continue Reading
Notable for its lack of spiciness, Northern Thai food is the food of the lush green valleys and cool, forested mountains of the Thai highlands. The former Lanna Kingdom was once the ruler of this Northern region. It was also home to the majority of the ethnic groups of Thailand. Its food is often extremely seasonal in nature and is indicative of the relatively cool climate of the region.Continue Reading
Thais love eating noodle soups and you will find soup shops and mobile street vendors everywhere, though it can sometimes be quite daunting to the uninitiated as to what soup they are making. There are many different types of noodle soups sold all over Thailand, however many travellers may walk past the queue without ordering because of uncertainty as to what the vendor is selling.Continue Reading
If there’s one dish every traveller to Thailand must try, it is Som Dtam; the wonderful, spicy green papaya salad. This dish is fast becoming the Kingdom’s national dish, if not already.Continue Reading
When visiting night markets or food areas around Thailand, you will often see vendors with a myriad of colourful sweet treats on display. Common questions from international guests to Thailand are along the lines of “what are they all” or “how and what do I order”. Our very own ‘foodie on the street’, Leigh, strips away the veil on these Thai sweet favourites.Continue Reading
When you’re staying in Hua Hin and looking for a day of exploring, try visiting these three lookout areas to give you a different perspective on the area.
In Thai, Hua Hin means Head Rock, so whilst Hua Hin is quite flat, there are quite a number of hilltops from which to view the area in all directions. Here are just three hilltop lookouts that you can easily explore in a few hours. Just grab a Tuk Tuk or Songthaew, or if you have a bike licence, hire an inexpensive motorbike or scooter and take off.Continue Reading