Bangkok Biking Boom

We’ve written about Bangkok Biking before, but it’s time to revisit (recycle?). Bangkok cycling is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance these days, after motorbikes replaced bicycles as the preferred mode of city transport in the 1960’s. More and more people are taking up the activity again, and several high-profile events have put the hobby – […]

The Secret Lake of Angkor

Smiling Albino’s Cambodia team have been exploring Angkor for years, looking for more intimate and historically valuable experiences. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is by far Cambodia’s main tourist destination – drawing well over two million visitors a year. Our new discoveries, lesser-known but important sites emerging from the landscape, are becoming more appealing as […]

Smiling Albino’s Deluxe Cycling Tours

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Smiling Albino offers deluxe cycling tours in and around Bangkok as an addition, or even included, in your Thailand travel adventures. We have city tours that appeal to history and architecture buffs, rural tours for nature lovers, or a combination of the two, with distances and routes tailored to all levels of cyclists. What is […]

Explore Myanmar with Smiling Albino Founder Dan Fraser: New 2014

All that glitters, Asia’s Golden Land: Magnificent temples, remote villages, historic journeys, Colonial hill stations, stupas glittering gold, thousands of Pagodas, leg rowers and smiling faces… Background Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known, holds great mystery, beauty and legend. From Himalayan Mountains in the north, to stunning ancient temples, enchanting lakes and soulful people, […]

Culture vs Adventure: The Difference Between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai

Culture vs Adventure: The Difference Between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai The one thing that makes northern Thailand such a great destination for such a wide variety of travelers is that it offers a perfect mix of ancient culture and awesome outdoor adventure. There are lots of amazing destinations in this region to check out, […]