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The Finalists of the 2013 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards Are Revealed

  • The Travel Word
  • 2 July 2013

After much debate, a panel of expert judges has selected the finalists for the 2013 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards. Selected from the widest geographical spread to date of responsible tourism practitioners, the finalists will now undergo the last round of review.

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Video Spotlight: Toy Thailand

  • Paul Tavner
  • 13 May 2012

It’s always interesting to see film-makers experimenting with new techniques, especailly ones that bring a complete new visual style to their work. In this week’s Video Spotlight feature, Joerg Daiber makes use of ’tilt shift’ photography to bring a completely unique perspective to what would otherwise be familiar scenes filmed in some of Thailand’s most popular destinations.

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Learning Slow Travel Through the Eye of Time Lapse

  • WHL Group
  • 13 February 2012

There are lessons to be learned from time-lapse photography about the beauty of slow travel. Park yourself somewhere and stay awhile. Be still. Go for long exposure. Reconsider time, stretch it, condense it and watch its flow. Leave a place with a long time-lapse memory of it rather than a handful of sporadic snapshot seconds. Here, we’ve asked our local partners from all over the world for time-lapse footage that moves them.

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In Motion: Local Transport from Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 5 October 2011

We believe that the different forms of local transport are unique qualities of a place that, when experienced, are a vital part of a local travel experience. To know a place is to get around it the way local people do: cramming yourself into a chicken bus in South America, throwing caution to the wind in a tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia or boarding a ferry in Africa. We’re sure you will find these rides to be a brilliant bonding experience with locals.

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Tuk-Tuk Truths from Bangkok, Thailand

  • whl.travel
  • 3 October 2011

One of the many knots you have to untangle in Bangkok transport is taxis: You’ll see a variety of options zipping down the road, including regular-vehicle taxis, motorbike taxis and the iconic tuk-tuks (three-wheeled motor carriages) with their ‘taxi’ signs all lit up. To help you with that, you can now arm yourself with some little-known truths about taxis and tuk-tuks in Bangkok.

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Savour the Taste of Thailand with Bangkok Food Tours

  • Mika Santos
  • 17 June 2011

If you are in Thailand with a hankering for authentic local experiences, a food tour guarantees something unforgettable. In March 2011, Bangkok Food Tours launched personal food-tasting tours to the city’s best-kept secret food spots.

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Photo of the Week: The Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Teamworkz (Photo) Lee Sheridan (Text)
  • 13 March 2011

I have been travelling in, through and around Bangkok for 10-plus years now and had never been to the the Damneon Saduak Floating Market, which lies about a one-hour drive outside of Bangkok. Hearing it was a big tourist trap I had ignored it for years. Having some family visitors who wanted to see it forced my hand though and off we went

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Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.

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Going Beyond the Grand Temples and Powdery Shores of Thailand

  • Mika Santos
  • 17 June 2010

Thailand is one of the world’s top tourist destinations – often the first port of call for Western travellers in Asia – for good reason. Consider these alternative tour options around Thailand, all able to deliver an experience that is unforgettable and possibly life-changing, not just for you, but for the communities you visit.

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Making a Bangkok Debut

  • whl.travel
  • 18 February 2010

Faced with the daunting experience of landing in a strange city for the first time, sometimes it feels like our fate is in the hands of the gods. So these tips from Intrepid’s Danielle Jeffreson will help your Thailand holiday get off to a great start.

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