What does the death of Thailand’s King mean for travellers?

By Emily / 18 October 2016

Thailand is in mourning after the death of their beloved King Bhumibol who passed away last Thursday, 13 October. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej ruled Thailand for over 70 years after ascending to the throne at 18 years old. King Bhumibol was a caring ruler who worked hard for his people and also played a […]

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What it’s really like to see a Ladyboy show in Thailand

By Emily / 13 July 2016

“The Bangkok night heaved with the pumping noise of 90’s dance music, the oppressive heat caused my cheap cotton shirt to stick to my un-climatised body. My eyes danced back and forth from the overstimulation of crowds, bright neon lights, banging trance, young English men chanting and swilling cheap beer. Here I was on Soi […]

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Top Tips for Having an Epic Time at the Full Moon Party

By Emily / 23 June 2016

So you’re off to the Full Moon Party for the first time. You’re going to see what all the fuss is about but you’re a bit unsure as to what to expect and you’ve heard a couple of horror stories too. Some people say it’s not worth the money and others rave about it, so […]

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Top 5 Tips for Celebrating Songkran and Pi Mai Lao

By Emily / 8 April 2016

If you’re lucky enough to be travelling through Thailand or Laos between April 13-15 this year, be prepared to experience the wet and wild one-of-a-kind water festivals known as Songkran/Thai New Year and Pi Mai Lao/Lao New Year.

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New year, new address in Bangkok!

By Emily / 17 January 2016

What better way to welcome 2016 than moving our Bangkok Travel Shop to a new prime location right in the middle of the action on Khao San Road! Come say ‘hello’ to Ben, Pond and Ham at our new address: Stray Bangkok Travel Shop 209 JC Jewelry Center Building Khao San Road,Talad Yod, Phranakorn District […]

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The Best Places in Thailand to Celebrate Songkran 2015

By Emily / 1 April 2015

In many countries New Year is celebrated with fireworks but in Southeast Asia it’s celebrated with water…and not just a splash here and there, but three days of the biggest street water fights in the world! Locals and backpackers alike take to the streets with hoses, buckets, makeshift water pistols and Super Soakers for Thai […]

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Bucket showers, happy hours en goed gezelschap

By Emily / 1 December 2014

We’d like to welcome to the blog Eline Rugebregt, a Dutch traveller who recently travelled through Asia with Stray. To follow in her footsteps, check out the Mekong Pass today! Ik heb mijn ticket naar Bangkok geboekt gedurende een acute opwelling van ‘Wanderlust’. Mijn visum voor Nieuw Zeeland zou over enkele maanden verlopen en ik […]

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The 7 Best Things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

By Emily / 21 November 2014

Heart of northern Thailand, university town, nature hub, and artistic centre, it’s difficult to argue with the claim that Chiang Mai is Thailand’s coolest city. More laid-back than Bangkok and less touristed than the islands, this gem in the northern hills is a long-time favourite with travellers – and for good reason. The combination of […]

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48 Hours in Bangkok

By Tara / 4 October 2014

Have just 48 hours in Thailand’s City of Angels? Our Stray team superstar Chris Deane weighs in with his tips for a great two days!   Having been living out in Asia for a few months, a common misconception I hear when speaking to travellers who have just arrived in Bangkok is they must leave […]

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Southeast Asia’s biggest waterfight!

By Emily / 2 May 2014

Every year, during the month of April, Thailand and Laos locals and tourists alike ring in the New Year by soaking each other with high-powered water pistols and huge buckets of iced water. And don’t think just because you’re a foreigner you’ll be safe. In fact it’s standard practice for groups of locals to cruise […]

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Gareth’s Southeast Asia Induction

By Emily / 6 February 2014

As a part of the training for my new job as Sales Manager in Australia, I was forced to go to Asia for two weeks… I know, tough right? But, someone has to do it! Here is a bit about my time there. Thailand My trip started in Bangkok where I was able to meet […]

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Things to do from Chiang Mai – Muay Thai boxing

By Emily / 18 March 2012

I’m traveling around the Stray Asia route for the three weeks with Holly our local GM. We are on a mission to find great ‘local’ activities which travelers may want to break their journey to do – taking advantage of the flexibility of stray passes. Yesterday we found a gem. Traditional Thai boxing in a […]

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