Gliding along a canal in a long slim boat while checking out wares displayed in other boats is a pretty special way to shop. Fruits, souvenirs, coconut water: flat-bottomed boats are piled with goods and crammed along the canals. Called “floating markets,” these are remnants from the days when canal […]

Floating Markets in Bangkok

It’s an ongoing joke among younger male tourists in Thailand: that hot Thai woman you’re flirting with may not actually be a woman…. But all jokes aside, the “ladyboy” culture in Thailand is a vibrant, often celebratory scene, in which the country’s “third gender” is free to be (or at […]

Thailand Ladyboys

“One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free….” These lyrics, sung by Murray’s Head in the mid-1980s, hint of a seedy underworld in a seething Bangkok. The reality is that, almost thirty years later, Bangkok is not the den of […]

Bangkok Nightlife

With a sexy, balmy climate, tropical beaches, and a divine spa network, Thailand is definitely one of the best spots on the planet for a honeymoon. Nights are romantic, with candle-lit tables lining beaches where diners feast on seafood. Large paper lanterns are set aloft like mini-hot air balloons (usually […]

Best Places to Honeymoon in Thailand