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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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12 Places to Eat & Drink like a Local in South East Asia!

Anyone who’s been to South East Asia comes back raving about the local food. From classics like the much loved Pad Thai to exotic Laskas and delicious Singapore style noodles, the cuisine in this part of the world takes some beating. But where can you get your hands, or chopsticks, on the best stuff? Where can you hang with the locals and enjoy a right old knees up? Check out a few of our favourite streets and markets and come dine on the very best local dishes!

1. Kuala Lumpur – Jalan Aloor Street

Street food Penang
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7 Day Myanmar Adventure (Part 2)

Here is part two of Pete’s epic Myanmar adventure and we promise you it is just as thrilling as Part 1. Sit back, get yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

Day 4: Kalaw

Kalaw
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7 Day Myanmar Adventure

Last month eight of STA Travel’s luckiest employees jetted off to explore Myanmar on a weeklong Stray bus tour *sigh*. Here is Pete, one of our finest Travel Expert’s first-hand account of his epic trip – in fact it is so epic that we have split it into two parts. Here goes..

With an awkwardly placed smile to the Visa control lady, she politely asked me to look into her camera. What seemed like a precariously placed 2002 webcam, I stared into the lens with a somewhat un-nerved excited feeling in my stomach. She hands me back my Burma stamped passport and gave me the go ahead. I was in.

Day 1: Mandalay

Mandalay
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7 great places to stay in Bangkok

Bangkok is a bustling, energy-consuming, down right crazy place to visit! You’re going to need a decent place to stay and a base to explore from. Plus air con and a roof top pool never hurt anyone! (it’s going to be hot in Bangkok, seriously hot). Here’s our pick of the top 7 places to stay in Bangkok:

*prices are per person per night

1.Top Inn

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