Travel to Thailand – Episode 129

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Eric about his recent trip to Thailand. Learn about the Royal Palace, Temples, water taxies, an elephant park, the Chiang Mia Flower Festival and Parade, and attending a Thai Cooking School.

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The Travels of Eric and Lorna – Eric’s travel blog
Elephant Nature Park
A Lot of Thai Cooking School
Thailand
Official Thailand Tourism Site
Grand Palace in Bangkok
Wat Pho
Bangkok National Museum
Chiang Mai
Baan Orapin bed and breakfast (Chiang Mai)
Jim Thompson House and Museum
TripAdvisor on Thailand
WikiTravel Thailand

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

8 Responses to “Travel to Thailand – Episode 129”

Shelly

Says:

A comment on episode 129, the Thailand trip. I’d recommend Eric read “Thailand’s Boom and Bust” by Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker. Not to try and stir anything as I’m glad to hear of your trip to Thailand [and I am envious since I’ve never been international] but this book will explain to you if you don’t already know, the reason for ALL those malls in Bangkok.

The book is a good read, I’m studying Thailand in this last bit of my International Development class in University and I’d recommend it regardless of whether or not you’ve traveled to Thailand, it is quite an eye opener.

Great podcasts, I can’t wait for the next one!
Thanks,
-Shelly in Canada

Stefan

Says:

Hi Chris,

yes I think it would be good to have more travel stories for trips inside the USA. Since I’m leaving at the West coast (bay area) I’d prefer to learn about the states and cities at the East coast.

Cheers.
Stefan

Barbara Wallace

Says:

Great episode on Thailand. Had never considered traveling there but now I want to go! So far as more shows about travel in the US my vote is for some but I prefer to keep the majority about international travel. Thanks Chris and keep up the great work!

Norris Hall

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Hi. If you are interested in cooking Thai food try
http://www.thaifoodtonight.com
It’s got about 30 recipes each one with a cooking video to go along
Good if you like to try cooking Thai food at home
Cheers

Somchai

Says:

Hi Chris.

Great epsisode about Thailand. I am Thai from Thailand. It is wonderful and interesting to know how foreign tourists feel about Thailand and Thai people. Eric did point out many truths about Thailand, affordable and fun.

Thanks.

Somchai.

Violette

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This is a nice episode about Thailand, but I’d also recommend really investigating the Indian side of Thailand.

Also, watch out for getting your backpack stolen in the train station in Bangkok! Don’t take your hands off it.

In Chaing Mai the most amazing place to stay (and a great price) is Gap House. This place is BEAUTIFUL and cheap. Only a few rooms, antiques, beautiful art. A great find.

There are also some quaint, beautiful, fun language schools in Chaing Mai. If you can, do 2 weeks at them.

Also, monkey temple in Issan near Roi-et is very memorable.

Also, the food — sumtum & khow neeouw!

Violette

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Also, chatachuk market — largest flea market in the world!

Kathryne Eacret

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Thank you, that wasvery interesting. I was born in Thailand in 1972 but my parents fled the country and settled here in Britain. To be honest, I didnt really care much about my Thai heritage until my mum died recently, now I’ve been trying to find out as much as I can. Seemed like food culture was as good a place as any to start from! Anyway, I found a ton of thai food recipes here that your readers might be interested in .

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