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Krabi’s Islands

In City Life | Krabi, Culture | Krabi, Krabi, Nightlife | Krabi by pat mcnaughton

A traditional starting point and base for visitors, there’s considerably more to find around the provincial capital of Krabi than the town itself.  Just a tailboat trip offshore, you will find a large number of islands floating in the Andaman Sea, which also form part of this charming province.  These islands form an integral part of Thai tourism and are visited by thousands of tourists every day. The islands are all part of the Mu Ko Lanta National Park, which has its headquarters on Ko Lanta Island, one of the largest in the group.  It’s not all paperwork on Ko Lanta though; this island is one of the most popular …

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Loads To Do In Your Spare Time In Thailand

In Culture | Krabi, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Krabi, Pubs and Clubs, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

Thailand is a holiday destination par excellence and there is no shortage of things to fill up your spare time, while teaching English in the busy centres or the quieter backwoods. A number of these are unique to Thailand such as Muai Thai, an ancient fighting art that will improve your mental and physical strength. Take some classes and burn off all calories from the delicious meals you will be indulging in during your time in Thailand. Talking of food, a Thai cookery class is considered one of the best souvenirs you can take home from Thailand.  A variety of different classes are offered in numerous different venues and by …

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Bangkok is a Backpacker’s Delight

In Culture | Chiang Mai, Culture | Krabi, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Krabi, Pubs and Clubs, Teach to Travel by pat mcnaughton

There are many reasons for any tourist to visit Bangkok, but it is the ultimate destination for the shoestring-budget traveller.  Not only is the city a cheap destination to visit, but it is also a handy gateway for those wanting to explore the rest of South East Asia conveniently and cost effectively. Following in the footsteps of thousands that have gone before, backpackers can blaze a trail through all the most popular spots on the continent. Many paths lead from Bangkok, to Laos, via Vietnam to ancient Angkor Wat, and back to Thailand again, to join up with fellow travellers in a celebration of their journey. Many backpackers pause in …

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Opening the doors on South East Asia

In City Life | Chiang Mai, City Life | Krabi, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Krabi, Teach to Travel, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

Bangkok is Thailand’s biggest, busiest and most vibrant city.  It is also your launch pad into the rest of South East Asia, with easy, cheap and convenient access to the rest of Thailand and beyond. Thailand’s main international airport is located in Bangkok, which means that you can get a flight to just about anywhere from this city. All the airlines which serve Thailand offer flights in and out of Bangkok, and there are a wide range of slots on the schedule to choose from when booking your seat.  More seats mean more price choices, and more special offers on these flights.  Low-cost carriers are also on the rise in …

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Keeping Busy in Krabi

In City Life | Krabi, Culture | Krabi, Krabi, Nightlife | Krabi by pat mcnaughton

Although Krabi is not as busy and full of things to do as Patong or Bangkok, it’s certainly not dull, and there are a variety of activities that just have to be added to the “to do” list during your time here. Day and night, it’s easy to keep yourself busy in Krabi. Krabi is particularly charming and full of fun, with lots of like-minded foreigners to share the good times with.  Although Krabi has no beach of its own, during the daytime the beaches at Had Yao, Ao Nan, and Rai Leh, between 20 and 30 minutes away, are the main attraction.  Here you can laze the day away …