Thailand is well known as a tourist magnet, but some things will surprise you when you first visit.
Bangkok is a city with a rich culinary heritage, and you can barely find a decent meal at its airport.
Busy Phuket is nearby but Koh Yao Yai moves to a different, more laidback rhythm.
Thailand is home to more than 1400 islands, but finding one to yourself isn't easy.
A whole archipelago of 51 humped islands, only one of which caters to mass tourism.
Get to know your lemongrass from your lime leaves and learn to cook like a Thai chef in a lush garden setting.
Australians have been eating Thai food for so long it's almost our national cuisine.
While mountains, rivers and lush green rice fields dominate the north, to its centre, Buddhist monks in saffron-coloured robes sashay through glittering temples barely visible atop misty mountains. In the south, hedonism rules. Sun-loving tourists flock to island beaches set among limestone mountains to party or purge. Dive into this intoxicating yet fun-loving country; the culinary king of Asia.