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The historic city of Ayutthaya: what was once the largest capital in the world

This is a story about the historic city of Ayutthaya: a city which was arguably the largest city in the world in the 1700s with a population of around 1 million as the capital of Siam. At that time, New York had only 4,937 residents and even London, one of the most developed cities in …

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13 common traveler scams in Southeast Asia and how to avoid them

As you might be guessing from the title, this article is about the most common traveler scams in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is filled with beautiful places that attract thousands of tourists every year and the region is generally safe, but just like every other touristy region in the world, there are a lot of …

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9 ways to recognize ladyboys in Thailand

A Ladyboy or Katoey (in Thai) is a transgender or a transsexual and most of them are based in tourist neighborhoods. There are ladyboys in most bars here because simply put, it’s much easier for women to earn more money in these areas. People from South-East Asia have some very specific physical predispositions that allow …

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