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Ghost Tower: Climbing Bangkok’s Abandoned Skyscraper

Abandoned Skyscraper in Bangkok Bangkok, Thailand The skyscraper’s 43rd floor is the most haunted of them all. Treading carefully over piles of debris, I pick my way through musty darkness praying I won’t vanish into a hole. It happened in the bathroom. One morning a local photographer who was climbingRead More …


Blessed By A Monk: My Magic Sak Yant Tattoo

Tattoo Temple: Wat Bang Phra Nakhon Chai Si, Thailand Over 40 people watched in silence as this famous monk repeatedly penetrated my flesh like a sewing machine. His needle sent waves of hot searing pain into my back. Traditional Sak Yant (also called Sak Yan, or Yantra) tattoos are hand-etchedRead More …


Rock Climbing Limestone Cliffs At Railay Beach

Rock Climbing at Railay Beach Railay Beach, Thailand Giant pillars of karst limestone protrude into the sky around Railay Beach, home to some of the best rock climbing in the world. Even the monkeys love this place. Climbers from around the world regularly flock to Krabi Province to test theirRead More …


Similan Sea Monster

Giant Moray Eel Similan Islands, Thailand This is a giant moray eel. They can grow up to 9 feet long, but often all you see is just the head sticking out of a hole. One of just many strange beautiful creatures I discovered on my 3 day scuba diving tripRead More …


Songkran Festival: A Wet & Wild Good Time

Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai Chiang Mai, Thailand To celebrate the traditional New Year, Thailand’s crazy Songkran water festival is held every April all over the country. But the best place to be is Chiang Mai. Picture tens of thousands of men, women, and children roaming the streets armed withRead More …


Why “Luggage Class” Is Much Better Than First-Class

First-Class Bus Passengers Above Krabi, Thailand Have you ever traveled luggage-class before? It’s like a billion times more awesome than first-class! These are just some of the reasons why. First-class. The envy of all travelers everywhere. It’s how the rich get from point A to point B with complementary alcohol,Read More …


Deep Water Soloing: Climbing Without Ropes

Sailing the Islands of Thailand Railay Beach, Thailand My forearms were burning. Sweat streamed into my eyes. There were no safety ropes. Suddenly I lost my grip on the rock and plummeted 35 feet off a cliff. It’s called Deep Water Soloing. Psycho Bouldering. Psicobloc. Basically you scale rocky cliffsRead More …


Why You Shouldn’t Ride Elephants In Thailand

Saving Elephants in Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Everyone wants to ride elephants in Thailand. Including me. That was until I spent the day at an elephant sanctuary and learned the disturbing truth about this popular activity. Just imagine how incredible it would be to sit atop a massive 9 footRead More …


Possessed By Tattoos: Sak Yant Wai Kru Festival

Thousands Gather for the Sak Yant Wai Kru Festival Nakhon Chai Si, Thailand Hordes of screaming men possessed by their magic Sak Yant tattoos run wildly towards a shrine, crashing into the human shield of soldiers protecting it. Welcome to Thailand’s bizarre Wai Kru Festival. Each year over 10,000 peopleRead More …