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Posts Tagged ‘Phuket’

Street Food in Thailand: Neat Treats and Sustainability

  • Heather Rath
  • 12 May 2014

Grasshoppers, crickets, assorted insects – down the hatch! Although it’s easy to dismiss Patong, as a tourist haven, you just can’t dismiss the exceptional street food in Thailand. To eat or not eat: that is the question. With the enjoyment of exotic culinary delights, however, comes environmental responsibility.

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What Is Experiential Travel? Here’s What We Think

  • WHL Group
  • 11 June 2012

Today’s traveller seeks experiences. More than the amenities and creature comforts, more than the attractions and canned entertainment, more than the must-sees and photos, the real-life experiences are what compel people to travel. Here are reflections from the WHL Group about what the buzzword ‘experiential travel’ means, and our own favourite memories of it.

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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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Photo of the Week: Long-Tail Boat on Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand

  • Lee Sheridan (Photo and Text)
  • 14 August 2011

The long-tail boat featured here is a super-sized version of what is now becoming a traditional means of water transport in Thailand. Long-tail boats are named for their unusual appearance, with the propeller mounted on a drive shaft that extends several metres beyond the rear of the boat, giving it a ‘long-tailed’ appearance.

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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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Photo of the Week: James Bond Island, Phuket, Thailand

  • Lee Sheridan (photo and text)
  • 25 April 2010

James Bond Island (pictured left) has become an iconic attraction within Ao Phang Nga National Park, just one hour by sea from the popular tourist destination of Phuket, Thailand, and in an area of immense natural beauty. This natural stone pillar was, of course, featured in the 1974 movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.

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Teamworkz Consulting in Laos Is the whl.travel Franchisee of the Year 2008-2009

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 8 October 2009

At the July 2009 whl.travel Asia-Pacific Regional conference, Teamworkz Consulting was officially recognised as the whl.travel Franchisee of the Year 2008-2009 for its work in Vientiane, Laos. Teamworkz, which also owns and operates five other sites in Laos and seven in Thailand, could just as easily have earned its laurels for its labours in Luang…

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Just How Wrong Can the New York Times BE about Travel?

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 25 January 2009

On 11 January 2009 the New York Times (NYT) published a piece entitled The 44 Places to Go in 2009. The introduction suggests that they are the new year’s ‘most compelling destinations’ and they’re presented in an order of preference ‘recommended’ by the NYT. My question: how could they be so wrong?

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