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Hi! Welcome to Complete City Guides!

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My name is Patrick, I'm originally from Sydney (Australia) but grew up in England (my second home) - and I love exploring cities (and writing about it!)

I work online in marketing, which gives me the opportunity to travel around the world full time.

So while I am away, I keep this blog updated with full travel info. I tend to stay in a city for a few months at a time, to really get to know it - then I write guides on it.

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Complete Guide to Planning a Thailand Trip! Places to visit, What to do, and Travel Tips for Thailand
Complete Guide to Planning a Thailand Trip! Places to visit, What to do, and Travel Tips for Thailand

Thinking of planning a trip to Thailand? Thailand is one of my favourite destinations. Let me show you everything you need to know about Thailand, including where to go, how to stay safe in Thailand, what to do and what things you should see!

Posted: Tue 11th September, 2018

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Bangkok Airplane Graveyard - Everything You Need To Know Including How To Find It And Who To Pay!
Bangkok Airplane Graveyard - Everything You Need To Know Including How To Find It And Who To Pay!

15-20km from the city center of Bangkok is a large field that is known as the "Bangkok Airplane Graveyard". After finding the entrance and paying the families (who live there), you are free to wander around the remains of several huge planes. Read more to find out the types of planes, how to pay, how much to pay and how to actually find it!

Posted: Wed 5th September, 2018

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Cat And Dog Cafes in Chiang Mai - Where Is Good, And Where To Avoid If You Love Animals
Cat And Dog Cafes in Chiang Mai - Where Is Good, And Where To Avoid If You Love Animals

There are several cat and dog cafes in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They let you enjoy tea, coffee or other drinks while surrounded by animals. But are these places as nice for the animals as they are for you? We checked them out and let you know what places seem kind to the animals, and which places should be avoided if you are an animal lover.

Posted: Tue 4th September, 2018

Chiang Mai

Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok - Which Shopping Malls To Not Miss Out On When Travelling To Bangkok
Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok - Which Shopping Malls To Not Miss Out On When Travelling To Bangkok

Bangkok is famous for its huge shopping malls. Here is a guide to what ones to make sure you visit when you are in Bangkok

Posted: Wed 1st August, 2018

Bangkok

Elephant Nature Park - Ethically See Elephants in Chiang Mai (And What Really Goes On There)
Elephant Nature Park - Ethically See Elephants in Chiang Mai (And What Really Goes On There)

Thailand is famous for its elephant related tourist attractions. However many of these involve cruel training methods or cruel elephant rides. "Elephant Nature Park" in Chiang Mai is an elephant sanctuary that seems to really care about their elephants. Read on to find out about our trip to the Elephant Nature Park, and find out what we think of it and how they treat their animals

Posted: Fri 11th May, 2018

Chiang Mai

Exploring Bangkok's Lumpini Park and The Monitor Lizards
Exploring Bangkok's Lumpini Park and The Monitor Lizards

Lumpini Park is often called "Bangkok's Central Park" - just, you know, with big scary looking Monitor Lizards! Read on to find out about what you can get up to in Lumpini Park, and how to get to Lumpini Park. And of course, important information to know about those scary looking reptiles!

Posted: Thu 10th May, 2018

Bangkok

Exploring The Thailand Monkey City of Lopburi (and how to get there from Bangkok)
Exploring The Thailand Monkey City of Lopburi (and how to get there from Bangkok)

Lopburi is Thailand's famous 'Monkey City'. The city is around 150km (93 miles) northeast of Bangkok, and is home to hundreds of macaque monkeys. It is a popular tourist destination, and if you love animals then it is well worth seeing.

Posted: Wed 9th May, 2018

Bangkok

Ultimate Guide To Exchanging Money and Withdrawing from ATM Machines (and how to avoid high withdrawal fees) in Thailand
Ultimate Guide To Exchanging Money and Withdrawing from ATM Machines (and how to avoid high withdrawal fees) in Thailand

Thailand is famous for having high fees when it comes to exchanging money or withdrawing from an ATM machine. So what can you do to avoid wasting money on fees? Well, read on to find out!

Posted: Tue 27th March, 2018

Bangkok

What to do in Chiang Mai
What to do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the biggest city in northern Thailand, with over 170,000 in the city itself but over 1 million in the surrounding area. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, jungle and countryside. With its good travel links (with an international airport there) it is a very popular tourist destination for anyone visiting Thailand who wants to get away from the capital or the islands. Read on to find out what you can do in Chiang Mai!

Posted: Wed 14th March, 2018

Chiang Mai

Things to do in Phi Phi (Thailand) and How Long To Stay There
Things to do in Phi Phi (Thailand) and How Long To Stay There

Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. It is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth, and attracts many tourists every day. This is a guide on everything you need to know about the Phi Phi islands!

Posted: Tue 13th March, 2018

How To Get From Phuket to Phi Phi (Thailand)
How To Get From Phuket to Phi Phi (Thailand)

The island of Phuket is Thailand's second most popular tourist destination (after Bangkok), and nearby is another island known as Phi Phi. There are lots of confusing webpages giving false or outdated information about how to get to Phi Phi. This page clears up every option and tells you how to get to Phi Phi from Phuket.

Posted: Tue 13th March, 2018

Travel Guide to All The Thailand Beaches and Cities That You Will Want To Visit
Travel Guide to All The Thailand Beaches and Cities That You Will Want To Visit

When people backpack or travel around Thailand, they often start in Bangkok. But where should you head? What is there to see and do in Thailand other than Bangkok? Read on to find out in this ultimate guide to all the other places you can see in Thailand.

Posted: Wed 7th February, 2018

Bangkok

Where To Stay in Bangkok - A Guide to the Best Areas in Bangkok to Stay
Where To Stay in Bangkok - A Guide to the Best Areas in Bangkok to Stay

Bangkok is a huge city, with over 8.2 million people and spans 606 square miles. So when you are booking a trip to Bangkok, how do you know where to stay? Well this guide will explain all and give tips for each area.

Posted: Wed 17th January, 2018

Bangkok

What To Do In Bangkok - A 3 Day Itinerary
What To Do In Bangkok - A 3 Day Itinerary

Bangkok, in central Thailand is home to over 8 million (14 million in the surrounding areas). Over 16 million tourists flock to Bangkok every year. So it shouldn't be surprising that there are lots of things to see and do in Bangkok. The city is full of amazing sights, including numerous awe inspiring temples, friendly locals and delicious street food. We have complied this 3 day travel itinerary for Bangkok, so you can see all the major sights, get a good feel for the city.

Posted: Tue 9th January, 2018

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Exploring Bangkok's Lumpini Park and The Monitor Lizards
Exploring Bangkok's Lumpini Park and The Monitor Lizards

Lumpini Park is often called "Bangkok's Central Park" - just, you know, with big scary looking Monitor Lizards! Read on to find out about what you can get up to...

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Bangkok Airplane Graveyard - Everything You Need To Know Including How To Find It And Who To Pay!
Bangkok Airplane Graveyard - Everything You Need To Know Including How To Find It And Who To Pay!

15-20km from the city center of Bangkok is a large field that is known as the "Bangkok Airplane Graveyard". After finding the entrance and paying the families (...

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A Weekend Break in Berlin
A Weekend Break in Berlin

We recently spent a weekend in the German capital of Berlin, checking out the sights, attractions and food. Find out what we got up to in the blog post!

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Top 7 Things To Do in Minsk
Top 7 Things To Do in Minsk

Minsk is probably the only European capital city that is largely untouched by masses of tourists. It isn't a city full of attractions, but there are certainly e...

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About Me

I'm an Australian who has lived in Europe for most of my life. I work online, travelling with my laptop, working online and exploring cities for months at a time.

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