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Sophie tries new things: Thai massage in Bangkok – #AmazingThainess

As this post goes to publish, I’m off on an interesting adventure, about to visit a French ghost town in the mountains of Cambodia. And I’ve been warned wifi is sketchy, at best. We’ll see. Meanwhile, I thought I’d start a new series here on Sophie’s World, as sporadic as all the rest, but there […]

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Day Out Bangkok: Royal Ayutthaya

I’m off to Thailand on Saturday, folks – and was reminded that I still haven’t told you about a terrific Bangkok daytrip I took last time. The old Siamese capital Ayutthaya is only about 70 km north of the Thai capital, and easily reached by bus, train or boat.

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Silent Retro Sunday: Woman weaving in Lombok, Indonesia

Woman weaving on the island of Lombok in Indonesia

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Silent Sunday: The Central Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam

The gorgeous Central Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam – designed by Alfred Foulhoux and Auguste Henri Vildieu in the late 19th century.

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12 Instagrams of Pyongyang

You know I like to visit the world’s curious places. Here on Sophie’s World we’ve presented a few cities and regions by Instagram – many of them a wee bit off the beaten track, such as Sofia, San Remo, Dar es Salaam, Tbilisi or Arctic Sweden. Well, things are about to get curiouser and curiouser […]

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Silent Sunday: Fishing boat off the coast of Koh Samui in Thailand

Fishing boat off the coast of Koh Samui in Thailand

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A glimpse of Brunei

Welcome to a very curious place and a lesser-known national capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. We’re in the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, the Abode of Peace. I live in a relatively small oil rich country, so it’s always interesting to see how other oil-nations are similar – or different – from my own. Specifically bearing in mind […]

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