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Bangkok Guide to Muay Thai Fighting and Training

In Bangkok, Guides by Slumber Admin0 Comments

Intro to Muay Thai When people plan a trip to Bangkok, exercise usually isn’t high on their to-do list. Not to diss Las Vegas, but Bangkok is the true sin city. Tourists come here for crazy nights out, daily adventures, and experiences they’ll love but never remember. And while we (strongly) encourage those things, you just can’t miss out on traditional Muay Thai training. If you’re from the West—and not a professional fighter—there’s a good chance you have no idea what Muay Thai is. That’s totally okay, because we’re here to tell you all about it. Its more poetic name …
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Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck in Bangkok

In Bangkok, Guides, Money Saving, Thailand by Slumber Admin0 Comments

If you ask any backpacker what they love most about travelling southeast asia, they’ll tell you it’s how cheap it is. That’s especially true for Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok. But when we first got there, our wallets always felt empty in the morning. Maybe it was the excessive vodka or the late-night Burger King runs that did us in, but we’re choosing to believe that wasn’t the case. Here at Slumber Party, we believe that you can enjoy every aspect of Bangkok on the tightest of budgets. It’s true that Thailand’s capital isn’t what it was twenty years ago. …
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How to Survive (and Conquer) Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party

In Guides, Koh Phangan, Thailand by Slumber Admin2 Comments

If you’ve never heard of the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan, we’re going to assume you’ve been living under a rock. In fact, we’ll even assume you’ve never shotgunned a beer (and that’s just a disgrace). Jokes aside, the Full Moon is a big deal in Thailand. And with that, welcome to your all-inclusive guide on surviving and conquering the Full Moon Party this year! What the hell is the Koh Phangan Full Moon Party? It’d be easier to tell you what the Full Moon Party isn’t—because it’s honestly a bit of everything. Imagine your favorite music festival, but …
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Five More Top Krabi Hostels

In Ao Nang, Guides, Krabi, Thailand by Slumber Admin0 Comments

With so many tourists flocking to Krabi, we realized a top five just wasn’t enough. That’s why we’ve created a second list to tell the world about even more hostels we love. Once again, say to hell with anonymous reviews! If you take our advice instead, you’re sure to have a great time. And if you missed our last blog post, be sure to check it out! #6: Your Hostel This is truly YOUR hostel. Your Hostel is located in the center of Krabi Town, and always puts its guests first. Want help finding street food, local restaurants, or planning …
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How To Deal With The Most Infamous Scams in Thailand

In Guides, Thailand by Slumber Admin0 Comments

Thailand has the charming title of being the “Land of a Thousand Smiles”. In general Thais are friendly, kind and welcoming people, and they love to share their vast cultural history with us. Although that still doesn’t mean that all of them are holy saints. For some it is tempting to take advantage of the lack of knowledge and overabundance of inexperience of the many travelers. What at first can appear as a genuine approach and offer from a local, could quickly end up being a scam. 
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Top Five Hostels in Krabi

In Ao Nang, Uncategorized by Slumber Admin0 Comments

It can be hard to find a kick-ass hostel in a new city—especially if you’re relying on the internet. The fact of the matter is that anyone can post an old picture or fake a review. To really know what you’re getting yourself into, you should ask the locals. That’s why we’ve decided to take the guess work out of choosing the best place to stay in Krabi. To hell with anonymous reviews! Listen to us instead. #1: Glur Hostel This hostel is perfect for anyone looking for the beauty of a resort for the cost of a hostel. It’s …
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How To Stay Fit In Ao Nang

In Ao Nang, Guides, Thailand by Slumber Admin0 Comments

When you are traveling it can be difficult to stay healthy and in shape. Of course, this shouldn’t be your first concern when your natural curiosity longs for exotic food and alcoholic beverages. But there may come a time when you want to slow down on the culinary side and get more physically active again. Fortunately, Ao Nang provides many such opportunities. Not only do we have access to gyms and yoga studios, but the limestone cliffs on Railay and Ton Sai beach are world-famous in the rock climbing community. So, strap on your running shoes, grab your ‘Under Armor’ …
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Transportation in Thailand

In Guides, Thailand by Slumber Admin0 Comments

Planes, trains, and tuk tuks. When it comes to getting around Thailand, you have a lot of options. And better yet, hopping from city to city is often an inexpensive adventure. The wide range of Thai travel methods allows you to create a relatively open itinerary. In fact, it may be in your best interest to do so. With occasional strikes, weather disruptions, and cancellations, booking tickets months in advance could be for nothing. Either way, you’re sure to find everything you need from international travel to local transfers. Traveling Internationally Bangkok is in a tense fight with Singapore and …
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How To Cure A Hangover!

In Guides, Thailand by Slumber Admin0 Comments

What To Do Before, During And After Boozing To Help With Your Hangover! Do you know what hangovers and Justin Bieber albums have in common? We don’t really like either of those things, but we get them on a regular basis anyway. In the case of hangovers, there’s at least something we can do to avoid them. That is what this post is all about, not about the Bieber. First, we’ll provide you with something you can do (or better: eat) before you start boozing. The middle section covers two tricks you can apply while you are in the midst …
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Thailand: Year of Mourning

In Thailand by Slumber Admin0 Comments

“What’s going on in Thailand right now?” Nearly every guest who’s walked through our doors has asked us this. For anyone who’s not Thai, October has been a confusing month. The Full Moon Party was cancelled. Clubs are playing quieter music. Many locals are dressed in all black, and some are even publicly mourning. To an outsider, Thailand’s seemingly sudden departure from being the “Land of Smiles” is shocking. However, there’s a solid explanation behind the seriousness of this month. And while hostels—especially those known for outrageous parties—tend not to discuss heavier topics, we thought it was important to share …