Tag Archives: Thailand

How to Have a Perfect Trip to Koh Samui

Koh Samui
image: wikicommons

We’re trying something new over here at Michael W Travels. This post is a collaboration with Luxury Retreats written by Emma Grant.

Are you thinking about taking a dream trip and looking for the perfect place to go? If so, consider visiting Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. This small island has endless beaches, secluded spots and an active nightlife with a range of luxurious Koh Samui rentals to choose from. Visitors instantly fall in love with the island and always start thinking about returning next year. If this is your first time to the island, here are a few suggestions on how to have the perfect vacation. Continue reading How to Have a Perfect Trip to Koh Samui

Win A Trip to Thailand with National Geographic Journeys w/ G Adventures

National Geographic Journeys

Thailand was the first country that I visited in Asia and one of my favorites in the world. During our trip (pre Lucas), we visited Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket and also took a few day trips.

We had a chance to pass through Bangkok one other time but I’d still like to visit and see more of the country someday.

I just came across a contest which is ending soon where one lucky winner will win a trip for 2 to southern Thailand! Continue reading Win A Trip to Thailand with National Geographic Journeys w/ G Adventures

Tourists Brutally Attacked in Thailand

Thailand
image: CBS

When I think of dangerous travel destinations Thailand doesn’t really come to mind. However, could this be changing?

In an article from CBS News, they mention an attack on four French tourists back in March and in 2014 two tourists were killed on Koh Tao.

A recently released video shows the brutal attack of a British family in Hua Hin by a gang on April 13. Continue reading Tourists Brutally Attacked in Thailand

Thailand Investigating US Ambassador for Defaming King

US Ambassador
image: Wikimedia Commons

When I visited Thailand, I read and was told about a law which could get you into big trouble.

You never speak negatively about the country’s king or his family…

According to Mashable, “Thai authorities are investigating US Ambassador to Thailand Glyn Davies for allegedly defaming the country’s king, or “lèse-majesté” as the major offense is known in the country“. Continue reading Thailand Investigating US Ambassador for Defaming King

Thailand Giving Chinese Tourists Behavior Manuals

Chinese Tourists
image:Wat Rong Khun- Wikicommons

This is pretty crazy and could be even taken as border-line offensive but….

I couldn’t imagine being given a manual on how to act when visiting a country but that’s what thousand of Chinese tourists will be receiving when they visit Thailand over the Chinese New Year. Continue reading Thailand Giving Chinese Tourists Behavior Manuals

Thailand Invites You To Experience Martial Law

image: BBC News

People often ask me if I have a favorite country that I’ve visited. While I don’t really have an answer to that very difficult question, if I had to choose a few, Thailand would definitely be on the short list.  Experiences from that trip really hooked me on a region filled with friendly people, cheap (but great) sites & activities and overall changed my views on travel.

After visiting Thailand, I was hungry for more. We’d return to SE Asia for a trip which included a short visit to Vietnam and a longer one to Cambodia. Both (so to speak) definitely hit the spot. (We also had a brief one night stay in Bankgkok and also visited Hong Kong & Macao during that trip.) Since then we’ve also visited more places in Asia like Singapore, Bali, Malaysia and Japan. Continue reading Thailand Invites You To Experience Martial Law

A New Face + Trip: Thailand Extreme Makeover

This has to be one of the craziest contests that I’ve ever heard of and it’s being brought to you by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

There is currently a search  for a candidate to take a $1 Million Trip Around the World and Australia ran the Best Jobs in the World Contest where six winners got a six month working vacation in Australia paying $100,000. Now, Thailand wants to give 3 winners Facial Surgery and a Trip around the country.

Thailand wants to get the word out that it’s a hub for medical tourism and is running a special project (contest) called Thailand Extreme Makeover.

Continue reading A New Face + Trip: Thailand Extreme Makeover