Living in Thailand

"It wasn't the girls, it wasn't the beaches, it was the noodles, the greasy bottle of fish sauce, and the smell. That's it."

-Anthony Bourdain

 

Living in Thailand

We've always felt a certain draw to Thailand. When we saw Anthony Bourdain riding around Chiang Mai in a tuk tuk, sucking down noodles, and kissing lady boys, we instantly knew this was a place we needed to experience. The smiling locals, the spicy curries, and the tropical beaches are what you hear about, but there's so much more to living in Thailand than what they tell you in the travel guides. Just spend one day riding a motorbike in a Thai city and you'll understand what I mean. Everything will be different from what you're used to, but somehow it all still works. you may even begin to question the way you've been doing things your whole life.

The goal of our guides is to help you quickly acclimate to the beauty and chaos of Thailand, push you out of your comfort zone, and off of the well worn tourist path. Go ahead, get a little crazy, just remember your manners, and always greet people with a smile.

Koh Phangan Guide for

Digital Nomads

Koh Phangan was exactly the kind of paradise we were imagining before we became full time travelers. Here's everything we learned from spending 4 months living the digital nomad life on Koh Phangan.

Local Nomads Podcast Ep. 1

Going Global: USA to Thailand

Moving to Thailand was a big change for us from our nomadic lives in the USA. In this episode we describe our travel style, and talk about traveling through Chiang Mai, Pai, and Koh Phangan.

How to get your Thai Visa

...If You Even Need One

Before moving to Thailand, there are some visa considerations to take note of. You may find out that you don't even need a visa, but if you do this post will explain everything.

Street Art in Thailand

RIPCNX - A Street Arist's Story - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Recently, we had the great opportunity to meet up with Sanchai, a local Chiang Mai graffiti artist 🎨 for an afternoon checking out some of the city's hidden street art spots. Along the way he told us about the inspiration for his green-faced character, and the message he hopes to spread through his art. ☀️ 🌿Follow Sanchai on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanimbass/Check out his band SANIM YOK's Facebook for show dates/times!We're Adam & Gabby, a couple of long term travelers sharing our world with you. Be sure to like our page and visit our website at http://localnomads.comLocal Nomads Podcast: http://localnomads.com/podcastLocal Nomads on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/local_nomads/Local Nomads on Twitter: https://twitter.com/local_nomadsMusic by Slightly Stoopid

Posted by Local Nomads on Tuesday, 30 January 2018

RIPCNX: A Street Artist's Story

Meet Sanchai, one of Chiang Mai's most prolific street artists and find out why he chose green for the faces of his characters. Check out the blog for lots of photos of street art and graffiti in Chiang Mai.

Traveling in Thailand

Reducing Plastic Waste with

Trash Hero Thailand [VIDEO]

Southeast Asia has a huge problem with plastic bottle waste. The tap water is largely undrinkable forcing most travelers to rely on single use plastic bottles, BUT NOW there's a better option.

Avoid The Crowds in

Krabi, Thailand

Towering limestone karsts and turquoise water, you know it’s going to be everything you dreamed of…until you step out and notice the massive crowd of tourists.  Find out where to go and what to do to have an amazing time off the beaten path in Krabi, Thailand

 

How Get From Krabi to

Koh Samui/Koh Phangan

Moving from the Krabi or Phuket to the Gulf of Thailand doesn't have to be an all day nightmare. Here's how to choose the best bus/ferry company to ensure you have a smooth transfer that doesn't take up a full day of your trip.

URBEX in Thailand

Exploring An Abandoned Building In Chiang Mai | Meeting Of Styles

This is 100% the creepiest thing we've done. We love graffiti, and off the beaten path experiences. So, when our friend Sanchai chaiyanan recommended we check out this abandoned 7 story building outside of Chiang Mai we were so down. Back in 2015, this structure was the venue for an international graffiti festival called Meeting Of Styles. Today, the building still stands as a creepy (and dangerous) street art museum.For awesome photos and more information about visiting this spot check out our blog post: https://localnomads.com/abandoned-building-chiang-maiLocal Nomads Podcast: http://localnomads.com/podcastLocal Nomads on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/local_nomads/Local Nomads on Twitter: https://twitter.com/local_nomadsMusic by Vanilla Dolemite and Nine Inch Nailshttps://soundcloud.com/vanilladolemiteArtists Featured:ALEX FACEMUE BONSanchai chaiyananKanaetMister OGAYMAUYPakorn BNAINK & CLOGHootive TMCGobland # ghost93NHHS SHOPDEE MHEEDee SweetdrugKnine_Tones One EDKVisual anarchist

Posted by Local Nomads on Monday, 2 April 2018

Exploring An Abandoned Building in Chiang Mai, Thailand

This is definitely one of the creepiest things we've ever done, and probably ill advised...

read the blog post and find out how you can visit this place too!

Thai Culture

Getting Sacred Sak Yant Tattoos

in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Practically every tattoo shop in Thailand offers "Bamboo Tattoo," but trust us, this isn't the Sak Yant you're looking for. Read this post to find out how you can get your own sacred Sak Yant tattoo, the right way.

The Silver Temple

Chiang Mai, Thailand

It may seem like Chiang Mai has a temple on every corner, but if you're going to visit just one...let this be it.

Local Nomads Podcast Ep. 6

It's Songkran, Bitches

Thai New Year is actually a very important spiritual event for all Thai people. But for the rest of us...it looks a lot like a three day water fight. You will get soaked. No one is safe.