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Train Ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Taking a train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand travel video

In our latest travel video we return home to Chiang Mai via Thai Railways on a train journey departing from Bangkok, Thailand. Oddly enough, it seems as though we’re taking a train ride in Thailand every other weekend of late – even though we’ve decided to base ourselves for a while. During our time in [...]

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VIDEO: Shopping at MBK Bangkok

Shopping for clothes at MBK Mall in Bangkok, Thailand travel video

This is a travel video of our shopping experience at a Thai Mall (MBK – Mahboonkrong Center มาบุญครอง) where we bought shirts, pants and shoes for a travel conference being held in Bangkok, Thailand. For those who have never been, MBK is one of the largest shopping malls in Bangkok and one of my favorite [...]

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VIDEO: Train Ride from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

En route to the Digital Innovation Asia conference in Bangkok, we board an overnight train departing from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in our latest travel video.

This is a travel video where we showcases our train ride from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, Thailand on a sleeper berth 14 hour journey. This is one of the many train rides we hope to take while basing ourselves in Chiang Mai for several months. When faced with the decision of spending less money on [...]

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VIDEO: Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

Eating Khao Soi, at a restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand travel video

For dinner we bicycled down a back-alley to Peppermint Cafe to enjoy a delicious feast focused principally on Khao Soi (ข้าวซอย: Northern Thai Noodles) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. One of the most important purchases since we’ve arrived in Chiang Mai, have been our bicycles which have afforded us the freedom to easily navigate around the [...]

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VIDEO: Korean Meal in Chiang Mai

Eating Korean Food for lunch in Chiang Mai, Thailand travel video

In our latest travel video we head to a Korean Restaurant (Korea House) in Chiang Mai to satisfy our urge to eat Korean food by devouring Kimchi pancakes/pizza (김치전) and Pan Fried Dumplings (군만두). These are two of our favorite Korean dishes and seeing them before our very eyes, once again, cast our minds back [...]

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Smiles From Bangladesh | Part II | Photo Essay

You can never have a fast enough shutter speed to capture the smiling faces and motions of happy children.

Continuing with my weekly theme of showcasing photos, videos and stories from Bangladesh, I’m reviving one of my most popular travel photo essay series:  Smiles of X. Research has proven that smiles are not only courageous, but they in fact boost your immune system. It takes less effort (in terms of muscle movement) to smile than [...]

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101 Things To Do in Bangkok

101 Things to do in Bangkok, Thailand by Mark Wiens

In less than a week from now I’ll be heading back to Bangkok for the first time in a couple of years for the Digital Innovation Asia conference. Bangkok is one of my favorite mega-cities in all of SE Asia. It’s a city where I’ve spent time lingering for weeks, enjoying everything from the hectic [...]

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Buriganga River boat ride | Dhaka, Bangladesh | Photo Essay

A Bangladeshi man, an oarsman on a small vessel, flashes a wonderful radiant smile; one of many smiles that would make my day.

With sweaty palms and more than hint of trepidation I boarded a tiny vessel equipped with nothing more than an oar, a Bangladeshi man sporting a toothy grin and a tiny wooden plank for a seat.  Within moments we began our journey down the most functionally chaotic river port I had ever witnessed with my [...]

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VIDEO: Travel in Vietnam

Travel in Vietnam with Sam and Audrey

Now that we’ve settled into our new base in Chiang Mai, Thailand we though it would be a perfect time for us to discuss our most recent experiences traveling in Vietnam; including what was our favorite places/destinations, food, transportation and budget travel tips. As a brief introduction, Vietnam is one of the most under-rated countries [...]

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VIDEO: Khantoke Northern Thai Food

Eating Khantoke Northern Thai Food for dinner in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Now that we’re settled into Chiang Mai we figured it would be the perfect chances for us to both try eating Northern Thai cuisine (specifically a Khantoke Set Feast: ขันโตก) for dinner on hot and humid evening. Having tried Northern Thai food before, I was interested to see what Audrey would think of it trying [...]

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