Ride along with us on the back of a Thai taxi! Photographer Quint Smith shot the hyperlapse video below in Ko Samet at the tail end of his recent trip to Thailand.
Underneath the video, Smith details how he got the shot and what it's like to visit Ko Samet:
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|0||by Sia Ling Xin, Asiarooms.com||Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Pop Culture and Travel, Bangkok, Bangkok, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink|
As soon as we woke up this morning, we checked our news feed for the travel industry's best April Fools' Day jokes. And, hoo, boy, were there some doozies. We're still smiling about these pranks.
Madame Tussauds Terrifies Kids as Blue Man Group Springs to Life
Yikes! Visitors to Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las Vegas were shocked when the Blue Man Group mannequins (not mannequins at all) moved. It may have been the the curious children who ended up taking the brunt of the joke. Watch below!
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You've got questions? We've got answers! Google crunched its data from the past year and unearthed the top 10 travel search terms for their annual Year in Search analysis. One huge takeaway from the roundup: Travelers want to know how they can travel more—and do it on the cheap. We'll do a New Year's toast to that!
|0||by The Editors of Budget Travel||Beaches, Festivals, Beijing, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Packing, Passports and Customs, Trip Ideas|
In the hills of northern Thailand, lush jungle, farms, and fruit trees rolled past the train window. As we neared Chiang Mai a fellow passenger cautioned me that the Flower Festival would fill every room in town. I hadn't made a reservation. It was a chore, but eventually I found a room. My hotel was pricey, but right on Kotchasarin Road, on the eastern side of the Moat Road that encloses the old city, a 700-year-old defensive rampart and canal built against the encroaching Burmese.
|0||by Andrew Kolasinski||Art + Culture, Festivals, Nature Appreciation, Temples and Churches, Chiang Mai, Trip Ideas|
I was one of a dozen westerners waiting for the Chiang Mai midnight sleeper, along with 500 uniformed school kids noisily waiting for their train. Their frantic teachers invented amusements like group charades and spelling contests, but still most of the kids wandered around looking for trouble. A dozen 13-year-olds blocked my path. Their bold leader, a chubby pony-tailed girl, demanded to know where I come from. They all giggled and elbowed each other chattering hysterically in Thai after I told them I was from Canada. A fellow passenger, a British woman said (loudly over the din), "These kids were already here when I arrived at 7:30." She looked peevishly at her wristwatch. It was 10 p.m. I had been told Thai rail is usually reliable, so this was not a good sign.
|0||by Andrew Kolasinski||Art + Culture, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Train Travel, Wildlife Appreciation, Bangkok, Chiang Mai|
|0||by Sia Ling Xin, Asiarooms.com||Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Pop Culture and Travel, Thailand, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink|
|0||by Sia Ling Xin, Asiarooms.com||Beaches, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Islands, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Shopping, Wildlife Appreciation, Thailand, Food + Drink|
|0||by Sia Ling Xin, Asiarooms.com||Art + Culture, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Pop Culture and Travel, Spas and Pampering, Bangkok, Trip Ideas|