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  • Top 4 Places to Shop in Bangkok, Thailand

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Having been in Thailand for a little less than three months, I have concluded that Bangkok is a place for shopaholics. Ok, let me not be extreme – but shopping is a plausible hobby. For one, it doesn’t burn that big of a hole in your wallet and there is always something tempting you on e...

  • Reflections on Life After Thailand

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Expert traveler, glampacker, and TEFL teacher Karisa, of My Hot Pink Passport, dishes out advice for single farang girls living, teaching, and traveling in Bangkok. Chicky Net: Hi Karisa! Last year, when you were in Bangkok, Chicky Net interviewed you about your travel blog "KarisAbroad." How lon...

  • Not Your Average Fitness Studio

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Three smiling faces greeted me as I walked into NewMoves last Thursday, a revolutionary fitness studio located in central Bangkok. I was there to meet Charlotte Townsend, a personal trainer from the UK, who would show me the studio, explain what happens at NewMoves, and why I should give her class a...

  • A French Midwife Gives Advice for Expectant Expat Women

    Posted November 20, 2013

    A Baby AbroadHaving a baby abroad? Extra support is a must! Angéline, a French midwife living in Chiang Mai, gives some sound advice on the double adventure of giving birth overseas.    Pregnant? What a news! Here it is! The pregnancy test is positive. A blood test or a scan...

  • Taking Care of Elephants in Kanchanaburi

    Posted November 6, 2013

    A Refuge for Old and Abused Elephants Text and photos by: Chicky Net Located about 30 kilometers outside of Kanchanaburi, in a green and peaceful plot of land, is Elephant's World, a type of retirement home for aged, abused, and sometimes blind elephants. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Samart Prasithpo...

  • An Age-Old Thai Beauty Secret

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Learn about tamarind, a Thai cure-all with uses in food, medicine, and even natural facials. Girls, have you ever calculated how much you spend each month on your beauty regimen, either in money or in time? Magazines, celebrities, and commercials- especially those in the West- probably have yo...

  • Koh Lanta

    Posted October 10, 2013

    Koh Lanta Text and photos by: Punam I’ve got the Swedish Katja to thank for making it to Koh Lanta. Katja and I linked up on a trip to Cambodia; she had just finished the Thai leg of her Asian trip and couldn’t stop raving about Lanta. Until then, I’d never even heard of the ruddy...

  • Ka-tron Restaurant Recap

    Posted September 25, 2013

    These girls aren't chicken. It was Friday the 13th. And on that potentially fateful night, a dozen Chicky Net gals from Bangkok Dinner Experiences flocked together at Ka-tron, a restaurant famed for a bizarre performance where unicyclists spear cooked, flying chickens onto spiked helmets. The sh...

  • Going Vegetarian in Hua Hin

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Going Vegetarian An intro to the Hua Hin vegetarian scene Text and photos by: Bea Toews   Vegetarian Festival The Thai festival connected with vegetarian food occurs in October. Any place displaying a triangular yellow flag sells vegetarian food. According to, the origins o...

  • Chocolate Vanilla Vodka Twist Popsicles

    Posted September 20, 2013

      Courtney's Fitness Tips Courtney Bentley of L.A.-based StarSystemz shares advice on staying trim while having fun in Bangkok Text by: Courtney Bentley After living in Bangkok for the past month, I have noticed every event or get together consists of drinking. If you are anything like my...

  • Tom Yum, Anyone?

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Tom Yum, Anyone? Photos and text by: Amy M of Toothbrush Travels Nobody is really sure how or when the tradition of Tom Yum started, but we do know that the foreigners in Thailand love it- or so I was told when I asked a street vendor near my apartment. But she is right. We do love it. At least...

  • Living in Bangkok - USA expat Sarah

    Posted August 31, 2013

      Living and Working in Thailand Experiences # 58: Expat women interview with Sarah from the USA who lives in Bangkok.     About Me I’m a 20-something American transplant, born in Ohio, attended university in South Carolina, and worked in Alaska as a reporter prior to...