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The Grand Palace is Thailand's most visited landmark for a reason! The complex is stunning with it's many statues and gold facades. This guide to the Grand Palace will help you make the most of your visit!
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Guide to the Grand Palace, Bangkok

The Grand Palace is easily the most popular tourist attraction in Thailand. Tourists gather to see the ornate buildings and stunning temples. With its size and the large crowds it is easy to get overwhelmed or miss something. I wrote a quick guide to the Grand Palace for first-time visitors, so you can make the most out of your visit!  Continue reading

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a must-do in Thailand! Getting to interact with these gentle giants is an amazing experience. Check the post for more info!
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Making Friends at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Elephants and Thailand just sort of go together. Many tourist dream of having the perfect encounter with these beautiful animals, myself included! The Thai tourism industry is filled with experiences that allow you ride an elephant or see it perform circus tricks, but these activities aren’t the best for the animals’ welfare. Thankfully there are places like the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, which promote the ethical treatment of these gentle giants and provide a home for those hurt by the harmful practice of elephant riding.Continue reading

Celebrating Loy Krathong & Yi Peng in Chiang Mai is an unforgettable experience! This post gives you an overview of the lantern festival and tells you how you can experience it for yourself in 2016!
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Celebrating Loy Krathong & Yi Peng in Chiang Mai

Everyone has that one bucket list item that really excites them. The one that makes them bounce a little in their seat when they think about finally getting there or achieving that goal. After seeing a YouTube video of thousands of lanterns filling the night sky, Loy Krathong became mine. The images of the festival and the meaning behind it absolutely captivated me. I knew I needed to experience the festival for myself, so I purposefully planned to start my Southeast Asia adventure right before the celebrations.Continue reading

White Temple in Chiang Rai,Thailand |www.theflyawaylife.com
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The White Temple, Chiang Rai

Only a few weeks into our Southeast Asia adventure and I was already pretty “templed out.” After spending days wandering temples in Bangkok & Chiang Mai, I figured I would be happy to never see another temple until Angkor Wat. This all changed when we arrived at the White Temple in Chiang Rai.Continue reading