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Top Places to Visit in Bangkok

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If you thought Bangkok is only famous for its exotic nightlife and Thai massage, it’s time you give it another thought. There’s a lot moreBangkok has to offer to every kind of traveller. The capital city of Thailand is one of the most visited cities in Southeast Asia. So checkout these interesting places to Bangkok, and don’t forget to include them to your itinerary.

The Grand Palace

Located in the heart of Bangkok city, the Grand Palace is a huge complex comprising of various architectural marvels. Since 1782, the palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam. It is one of the most sacred sites in Bangkok, and remains a symbol of excellent craftsmanship and creativity.

Situated at the banks of Chao Phraya River, the Grand Palace is open to tourists daily between 8:30...

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Best Things To Do In Chiang Mai

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We stayed in Chiang Mai on two occasions, and had different opinions of the city during each stay.

The first time we made our home in this northern city was after the chaos of Halloween in Bangkok. We stayed on a quiet, tree-shaded street in the old city that was dotted with cute coffee shops and restaurants. We were in love.

Then, after coming from the small town of Pai, we made Chiang Mai our home base again. This time, we stayed outside the walls of the old city in a busier area. Add to that the fact that the city exploded in size with tourists visiting for the Loi Krathong celebrations, and it’s safe to say we were overwhelmed.

While I have mixed emotions on the biggest city in the north, I would say my overall opinion is a favorable one...

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Japan – Be Smart and Save Your Money

For years, I’ve been putting off going to Japan because I was afraid of how expensive it would be. The rumors I’d heard about the country’s high prices made me hesitant to go. I’ve always loved Japanese culture, and I knew any visit would involve gorging on sushi and ramen, visits to lots of temples, and heavy train travel through the countryside. And the thought of how much that would cost always made me think, “I’ll wait until I have more money.”

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But at the end of April, I had the chance to finally visit. I was shocked to discover that, while it isn’t cheap, Japan isn’t the prohibitively expensive country people may think it is. In fact, I actually found Japan to be very affordable and on par with (and sometimes cheaper than) countries in Western Europe.

Here’s how...

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