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Visiting Khao Yai National Park By Motorbike

If you’ve been lucky enough to receive a postcard from Thailand, it likely featured paradise islands, charming provincial towns or perhaps the sparkling lights of Bangkok. The country’s beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan big city are well documented, including here on Alex in Wanderland. But did you know Thailand also has one hundred and twenty-seven national parks? I made it a goal this year to explore a handful of them. I started, appropriately, with Thailand’s first: Khao Yai National Park, just a few hours northeast of Bangkok. Khao Yai, a sprawling…

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Photo of the Week 245: Khao Yai

Greetings from Bangkok! Those following along on my Instagram know I just spent the most amazing few days exploring Thailand’s wine region with a group of twelve of my nearest and dearest from Koh Tao. Yup, Thailand has a wine region and yup, I survived planning a trip there for twelve! The Khao Yai countryside is an extremely popular vacation destination for Thais but very rarely visited by Westerners — part of the draw to the area for me was knowing I’d get to write all kinds of juicy (grape…

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