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The Best Island in Thailand

January 9th 2015
Exotic, yet safe and easy; cheap, yet equipped with every modern amenity you might ever need, there is something for every interest, demographic and price bracket in Thailand. Yet despite the heavy flow of tourist traffic, the story goes, Thailand still manages to retain that quintessential Thai-ness, even in the most touristed of areas. Thais are known for their stereotypically carefree attitude, ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Eastern Thailand

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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9th January 2015

Milez of Smilez!
Yes, I've heard of these rather insincere Thai smilez. But then again, perhaps they do coat the process of being screwed over better than screams or worse, which happens in other cultures. So glad you found your paradise, even if it's been recorded only in the cells of your being and not here on TB. Glad you got all these great photos before your fancy-dancy camera pooped out. My problem is that I'm a backpacker, but I love the solitude and space of your undeveloped, quiet, pockets of paradise. But hey, there's bound to be a little island like that for me, so you've assured me. I'm counting on it!
10th January 2015

Milez of Smilez!
Many of the smiles have turned to snarls down through the years, but that is inevitable. Thailand may no longer offer that quiet undeveloped pocket of paradise on a backpacker budget. But fortunately - if you are interested - I know of a few places which still can.

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