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Chiang Rai, Thailand – Down by the River

Anyone who is interested in long term travel in Southeast Asia has likely heard of the Chiangs: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, two cities in Northern Thailand. The cities hold a niche fame for easy, inexpensive living with a great expat community and oodles of culture. To everyone else, they remain as anonymous as the many other non...

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Krabi, Thailand – Beaches and Caves

We had time before our ferry departed for Krabi so we took a long lunch and sat by the water watching the colorful boats come and go. Clouds moved in and all turned to grey. Our ferry ride passed quickly; the boat soon approached Krabi, hugging a coastline of abandoned beaches. It looked like something out of Robinson Crusoe unt...

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Phi Phi Island, Thailand – Adventures on Land and Sea

A thin strip of land separated two bays. The tide was out, and people played a game of soccer where we had dipped our feet in the water earlier. We looked across the action to green hills rising sharply from the sea, the other end of the barbell-shaped island. A monkey ate a snack next to us atop rocky cliffs while tourists snap...

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