It's because of the stunning scenery, friendly people, beautiful islands and their beaches and tasty food that many backpackers include Thailand on their round the world adventure. There are lots of islands to choose from for some rest and relaxation and you should try and visit several of them to experience some of the most beautiful places on earth. Koh Phi Phi, Koh Tao and Koh Samui are the places to go for beaches, snorkeling and diving, whereas if you want to have one of the craziest nights of your life head to the full moon party in Koh Phangan!

If you're lucky enough to be visiting Thailand during the Thai New Year you'll experience a water fight like no other. Songkran is hard to believe! Everyone from the youngest Thai citizens to the oldest citizens, tuk tuk drivers, shop owners, tourists and anyone else on the street during Songkran will soak you with water. They use hoses, water pistols, buckets... literally anything they can get their hands on to drench anyone who happens to be in Thailand. It's seriously crazy and one of the most fun things I've ever experienced!

Thailand really does it have all. Every type of bar you can imagine, friendly locals, exotic wildlife, serene temples, some of the tastiest (and cheapest) food in the world, beautiful beaches, all kinds of massages (!) and a modern capital city.

It's a popular stop-off either before or after visiting Australia and New Zealand (and highly recommended by us!).

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Thailand

It's because of the stunning scenery, friendly people, beautiful islands and their beaches and tasty food that many backpackers include Thailand on their round the world adventure. There are lots

Phi Phi Island

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Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island... a bucket load of fun. After an early rise, we caught the Andaman Ferry. The ferry trip is 1 and a 1/2 hours long, there are chairs

Sarana Bungalows

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Sarana Bungalows

2 mins from shops, restaurants, bars & ATM's. 5 mins from half moon parties, 10 minutes from full moon parties. Close to waterfalls, elephant trekking, jungle zip lining & more.

Chill Patong Hostel

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Chill Patong Hostel

Very short walk to quiet area of Patong beach. Relaxed & chilled vibe, so it's easy to meet other guests. Two room types: Superior or Deluxe!

Pattaya & floating market

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Pattaya & floating market

We head south today to the closest beach to Bangkok, Pattaya. A van ride will set you back 300THB per person and take approximately 2 hours. I say approximately as

Exploring Bangkok

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Exploring Bangkok

It's Day 2 and the curfew has been lifted, the soccer World Cup has kicked off, and it's game on Bangkok Exploring on Day 2. (here's Day 1) A must

THAILAND: To go or not to go...

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THAILAND: To go or not to go...

Welcome to a series of articles written by a couple of Australian backpackers who have just arrived in Thailand and wanted to find out whether the recent military coup has

Nomads Coral Grand

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Nomads Coral Grand

On Sairee Beach - most popular backpacker beach. Each bed has own individual lamp & plug point, individual lockers. Scuba dive, chill out on the beach or explore the island.

Nomads Eco Resort

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Nomads Eco Resort

Within a huge tropical garden close to the centre of Chiang Mai. High-speed WiFi network. Large swimming pool perfect to relax next to.

Onward to Chiang Mai

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Onward to Chiang Mai

Northbound... bye bye Thai islands it's been a blast! Leaving Phi Phi and headed back to Phuket, we have a huge travel day... final destination tonight is Chiang Mai, I'm


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