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Just arrived in Bangkok? Here’s what to do to get you moving…

This week’s blog comes from our Thailand Adventure competition winner Mia, she’s an Exeter University graduate and a keen travel blogger! With a serious travel bug from her time in Australia and a hunger for new adventures, we thought Mia would like to delve into the wonderful world of Thailand and blog all about it.

So her she is to tell us all about her time in Thailand, let’s start with the buzzing capital Bangkok…

Our time in Bangkok went by in a blur of sights and sounds; the ding of street vendors on the move, the growls of the tuk tuks and the sizzling of noodles.

When you first step out in Bangkok it can be a pretty overwhelming place, but if you give it the time of day you’ll meet some awesome people and have equally great experiences. Here are my top five things to do to get you through your first few days:

1. Temples

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10 must try cafés and bars in Thailand!

Check out this Top 10 hit-list of cafes and bars in Thailand from our Thailand Adventure competition winner Mia. Trust us she knows where all the tasty hotspots are hidden!

1. Bangrak Café – Bangkok

Bangrak Cafe


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Top 3 reasons why you should visit Japan

Welcome to the fascinating world of Japan where modern technology meets ancient traditions. You’ve got everything from bum washing toilets to trains as fast as bullets, Geisha tea ceremonies to buzzing nightclubs. Here are 3 reasons why you definitely need to make Japan next up on your bucketlist!

1.Food & Drink



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7 reasons you should travel India on your Gap Year

When choosing where to go on your Gap Year, you’ve probably got some key things that a country needs to offer, whether it’s blissful beaches, full moon parties, world famous monuments, epic trekking, life-changing volunteering projects or, quite simply, really cheap beers. Want all of the above? Pfft, no problem. We’re now going to convince you, in 7 simple points, that India is the place to travel on your gap year.

1. India is a proper culture shock

Taj Mahal
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What’s volunteering in Thailand all about?

There’s more to Thailand than full moon parties and buckets. We are given the privilege of travel, so why not give something back? By volunteering in Thailand you’ll immerse yourself in the country’s culture and really get to know the wonderful people of Thailand. Whether working with animals is your thing or you’ve always wanted to teach English, here are two fantastic ways to immerse yourself in Thailand…

Big shout out to our wise traveller Emma Moreton for telling us about her personal experience at the Elephant Nature Park… she was the one scooping the poop!

Volunteering with elephants

Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai
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