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Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

by Travelbag on 15 August 2019, 12:08PM Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai Northern Thailand is very much a tale of two cities. The capital, Bangkok, is a maze of street food stalls, lavish palaces and jam-packed markets, surrounded by a sea of horn-beeping traffic. Meanwhile, quiet Chiang Mai – to the north of Bangkok – is a haven famous for its elephant sanctuaries and tranquil temples. They’re two very different places but, together, they’re the perfect match. When the frenetic pace of Bangkok gets too much, you can simply decamp to peaceful Chiang Mai. As Chris Coplans explains in this guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, visiting both cities allows you to see the contrasting personalities of Thailand – and you’ll be glad that you did.   Guide to Bangkok Bangkok is not for the faint hearted. Tropical heat, chock-a-blo...
How to Spend 40 Days in Southeast Asia

How to Spend 40 Days in Southeast Asia

Throughout July we’re celebrating 40 years of Travelbag – so we’ve been sharing a series of incredible 40-day itineraries to encourage you to get out and explore some of our favourite destinations. This one focuses on Southeast Asia – by far one of our all-time most-booked regions. With its blissful beaches, captivating history, and lively cities, it’s not hard to ...
by Travelbag on 18 July 2019, 09:07AM



Blockbuster Film Locations for your Bucket List

Blockbuster Film Locations for your Bucket List

At this time of year, there’s nothing nicer than curling up on your sofa and watching one of your favourite films. You can escape into a whole different world – but what if you could visit it in real life? We’ve looked at some of the biggest movies – past and present – and uncovered where they were filmed, to help you get inspired for your next adventure. From snow-...
by Travelbag on 25 February 2019, 09:02AM



10 Best-Value Destinations for 2019

10 Best-Value Destinations for 2019

When you’re thinking about where to go on holiday in 2019, cost is bound to be a factor. And we don’t just mean the price tag on your hotel. We’re talking about all the little extras, like meals and drinks – all of which need to be paid for with foreign currency. So which destinations offer the best value for money? Our friends at the Post Office have worked it all out. ...
by Travelbag on 14 January 2019, 09:01AM



A Guide to Global Etiquette

A Guide to Global Etiquette

Going on holiday is one of the most exciting, rewarding and relaxing pastimes that us Brits have come to adore, but travelling to foreign counties is not without its difficulties. There can be language barriers, cultural mishaps and things to do – or not do – to avoid insulting the locals. We conducted a survey to uncover the habits of Brits abroad and to see whether cultural differ...
by Travelbag on 13 December 2018, 15:12PM



10 Things You Never Knew About Thailand

10 Things You Never Knew About Thailand

When thinking about holidays to Thailand, the country’s sweeping beaches, flavour-filled food and tropical sunshine immediately spring to mind. But there’s so much more to this Southeast Asian gem. We’ve rounded up some fascinating facts and figures about Thailand to give you a taste of how vast and diverse this place really is. We’ve tried to avoid the obvious – li...
by Travelbag on 26 November 2018, 10:11AM



Best Holiday Destinations for 2019

Best Holiday Destinations for 2019

In case you hadn’t noticed, 2018 is over – which can only mean one thing. It’s time to start planning your holiday for 2019. And what better way to ignore the British winter than to prep for your next getaway? It might seem early to be thinking about going on holiday in 2019 but – trust us – it isn’t. Booking early means you’ll be able to snap up the bes...
by Travelbag on 01 November 2018, 10:11AM



Best Beaches to Visit Instead of Maya Bay

Best Beaches to Visit Instead of Maya Bay

With its white sands, clear seas and green-clad cliffs, it’s easy to see how Maya Bay became Thailand’s poster child. The Koh Phi Phi islands’ bay shot to fame when it starred as the dreamy backdrop of The Beach in 2000. But Maya Bay’s must-see status proved to be both a blessing and a curse, as this once-pristine cove attracted millions of visitors. Sadly, the island&rsq...
by Travelbag on 15 October 2018, 16:10PM



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