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Israeli Abroad has ventured throughout the world and has spent several years in Thailand, Asia and Southeast Asia. Stories and info live from some of the most exotic locations.

Koh Phangan, Thailand

Koh Phangan’s Top Five Must-See Beaches

Some of the best beaches in the world are located on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand Thailand is known for its world-class beaches and travel options. The beautiful beaches of Koh Phangan are world renowned for a reason and here is a list of my top five must-see beaches on the gulf island. For all […]

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Koh Phangan, Thailand

Honeymoon in Style in Koh Phangan, Thailand

If you’re looking for an unforgettable honeymoon or vacation with a partner, look no further than Koh Phangan, Thailand The islands of Thailand may no longer be secret getaways, however they are just as romantic and luxurious as ever! And even if you are looking to travel in style but want to save a bit of […]

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Walking with Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Asian Elephants are some of the most amazing, graceful and gigantic creatures on Planet Earth. On a misty morning and up in the high mountains of northern Thailand, I found a herd of formerly-abused Asian Elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. The ensuing shenanigans made for possibly the most fun day of my two week-long northern […]

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Charming Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai is one of the gems of Northern Thailand’s dense jungle region The jungles of Northern Thailand are still a mysterious and wild place to visit, however a traveler can hang his hat in Chiang Mai while enjoying modern first-world comfort For all the high-resolution photos from Chiang Mai: Click Here Chiang Mai! I was […]

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Tuk Tuk, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Style: Sunday Drive in a Tuk Tuk

When in Bangkok, one must Tuk Tuk Known as a rickshaw in the west, the tuk tuk is the east’s primary form of transportation when facing the choking traffic of Thailand’s capital of Bangkok. The Tuk-Tuk is synonymous with Bangkok. Named for its motor’s distinctive ‘tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk’ sound, it’s the best way […]

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Wat Phra Kaew Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

The Grand Palace at Wat Phra Kaew

The Grand Palace is a highlight of Wat Phra Kaew  Modern history meets ancient history at the Grand Palace of Wat Phra Kaew Having previously written about the Wat Phra Kaew in beautiful downtown Bangkok, Thailand, here is quickie on the Grand Palace of Thailand – located on the back end of the compound. The Grand Palace […]

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Wat Phra Kaew – Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Wat Phra Kaew stands out among all the hustle and bustle of Bangkok Thailand’s crown jewel temple, the Wat Phra Kaew, features three massive pagodas in the Sri Lankan, Thai and Khmer styles. Simply put, the Wat Phra Kaew Pagoda is a mix of three things: the spiritual center of Thai Buddhism, the former residence of the Thai […]

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Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Arun and Roll

Bangkok’s history comes alive at Wat Arun The Wat Arun “Temple of Dawn” is a brilliant spot to take in some Thai Buddhism near downtown Bangkok. For High-Resolution Photos of my trip to Wat Arun: Click Here Caked in sunscreen on an atypically blistering day during Thailand’s rainy season, it’s easy to see why the […]

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Terminal 21, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Shop ‘Till you Drop

Everyone has heard the excuse “Sorry, my dog ate my homework.” It’s not funny or believable. The Burmese version of this joke is “Sorry the internet is out/incredibly slow in the entire country, turns out an internet cable was cut somewhere up north in the jungle.” Well, at least they didn’t say a tiger or […]

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IsraeliAbroad (formerly SidepieceDiplomat) was started as a passion project by amateur photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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IsraeliAbroad was started as a passion project by photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!