Dusit International retains its crown as the hotel of choice for Miss Universe contestants in Thailand

Blogged by @Joehairie 
For Dusit Thani Bangkok
(Featured image: Representatives of 2018 MISS UNIVERSE® visited Dusit Thani Pattaya resort on Thailand’s eastern seaboard as part of a tour to promote the area worldwide. Pictured (from left): Mr Banlue Kullavanijaya, Deputy Mayor, Pattaya; Miss Thailand, Sophida Kanchanarin; Mr Neoh Kean Boon, General Manager, Dusit Thani Pattaya; Miss Chile, Andrea Diaz; Miss Denmark, Helena Heuser; Miss Korea, Ji Hyun Baek; and Miss Vietnam, H’Hen Nie.)

Dusit Thani Bangkok maintains its status as official pageant residence, while Dusit hotels in Pattaya and Krabi host contestants as part of special excursions.

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Let’s learn something from Narong Thaopanya and the rude tourist with her rancid stinky smelly feet

Written by @Lan
(Credit: Narong Thaopanya)
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Source: Narong Thaopanya 

Thought of the day-“If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake; it’s just their behavior.”-Dr.Steve Maraboli

A backpacker is a backpacker. Backpackers travel in super cheap ways and that is not wrong. Entirely not a sin. Everyone does. Except for the super rich. But for this young tourist (as shown in the pic), is it all right to make your feet in super comfy position by putting it on a seat’s head rest, in a bus? To make things worst, a fellow passenger, Narong Thaophanya had to endure that rancid smelly feet of yours. You might be a farang but that does not mean your feet are some fragrant herbs. This incident occurred about 2 weeks ago. That’s history but there is always something that we can learn from it.

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When in Thailand,do live like a local : Beat the Conundrums of the pros and cons. Don’t be a stupid and egoistic ‘English Speaking & Highly Educated’ Travellers/Expats.

Written by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)
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A Buddhist Monk paying respect to one of the many temples along the banks of Mae Nam Chao Phraya at Bangkok, Thailand. 

Thought of the day-“The simplicity of the good man is hard to follow. The simplicity of the evil man is easy to follow.”-Buddhist Quote at Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai.

In 1995, with some friends, we braved ourselves to board the train all the way from Butterworth to Hat Yai en route to Bangkok. It was more than 18 hours journey and the ride experience was full of challenges. I stood for almost two hours after seeing a man managed to grab my seat when I was in the toilet. The idea to confront him seemed to be a big NO NO thing as he had a gun with him, tucked in his jacket but clearly visible. He smiled when he disembarked at a small station and I hurriedly but cautiously reclaimed my seat. That made our group glued to our seats until we reached Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Welcome to Thailand, The Land of Smiles. The reviews from seasoned travellers listed all possible pros and cons, creating that sort of conundrums for newbies, at least.

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