In April, the Bangkok Post reported that by the end of 2016, there will be more than one million stray dogs (known as soi dogs) in Thailand. We love dogs, and we have made many soi dog friends during our time in Thailand. However, we are very vigilant and cautious when we are around dogs because the SE Asia region is a rabies-endemic area. Continue reading Trip Tip: Aggressive Dog Self-defense
Learning the numbers in Thai unlocks a secret world. You learn first-hand the dual pricing system operating in Thailand and you can choose to avoid activities that charge anywhere from 100-900% more for foreigners (farangs). It happens everywhere, from coffee shops to amusement parks. Continue reading Trip Tip: Thailand Expats, Learn Your Thai Numbers!
A trip can be consumed with the constant search for the next meal. When you are not familiar with a location, it may seem like they have hidden all the restaurants at the very moment your stomach starts to growl. Continue reading Trip Tip: I’m Hungry!
Traveling across international borders generally means that you will need to get some local cash. While a checking account that reimburses fees for ATM withdrawals (i.e. Schwab Bank) and credit cards that do not charge foreign transaction fees (i.e. Capital One) are great, we like to have some pocket-money before we leave so that we can hit the road running. It lets us get out of the airport or across the border quickly and avoid some of the scams so prevalent at many entry points. Continue reading Trip Tip: Currency Exchange – Don’t leave money on the table!
I used to think that relying on the latest technology was somehow cheating and that I had to “rough it” to get the authentic experience. The fact is, technology has always gone hand in hand with exploration and the great explorers have always sought the latest navigation advancements available. Continue reading Trip Tip: Travel with Technology
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