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Deep-water solo and sailing in Krabi

Guest blogger and award-winning Australian travel writer Louise Southerden makes a splash while rock climbing in Krabi, southern Thailand. “This is not cliff-jumping. We know the difference. We are climbers.” So says a sign outside a climbing school advertising “deep-water solo” trips in Tonsai, one of two beaches on Krabi’s Railay peninsula, the one where […]

Hidden Gems of the North: Nan and Phrae

Guest blogger John Borthwick recently travelled north to explore a pair of hidden gems; two historic Thai towns. “Nan and Phrae — where are they?” It’s a common response when you mention these historic, north Thailand towns. They might be off the major tourist trail but they’re still easily found: just head 560 kilometres up […]

Our Top 5 Thailand Blog Posts for 2015

2015 has been a busy first year for the Hug Thailand blog and we’ve been quite overwhelmed with the level of support from our readers. As we ring in the New Year, we thought we’d share our top 5 Thailand blog posts for 2015.

Colour Moon Festival Returns to Koh Phangan

Following the huge success of last year’s Colour Moon Festival, Koh Phangan is set to do it all over again. Koh Phangan held it’s first Colour Moon Festival last December, and the event’s second edition is set to bigger and better, with exciting activities following the theme ‘Island of Power, energised by the Moon’.

Celebrate Loi Krathong all over Thailand!

Loi Krathong, one of the most vibrant and stunning festivals in Thailand is just around the corner. Here’s a guide to where to celebrate Loi Krathing all over Thailand and even in Sydney, Australia. On the 25th November, people all over Thailand will float their Krathong (small floating vessels made from banana leafs) down a […]

Historic 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

Travel writer Julie Miller visits a hotel in Chiang Mai that has raised the bar in boutique luxury. In the days of King Rama V, the status of a homeowner was measured by the number of ornate columns found in his house. The elegant teak building that forms the centrepiece of Chiang Mai’s most luxurious boutique […]