Let durian guide you off the beaten path to a uniquely delicious adventure! These 237 pages of durian obsession will show you the best places to travel in Thailand for durian while helping you connect with local farmers, learn about Thai culture, and of course eat the freshest, tastiest durian possible.
Want to travel for durian but not sure where or when to go? This calendar-guide helps you plan your durian trips with 12 colorful maps highlighting the peak seasons of durian in Southeast Asia in every month of the year.
Tasting tropical fruits is part of what makes a new place exotic. In this FREE guide you’ll learn about more than 35 cultivated and wild fruits you’ll find in Thailand, named in both English and Thai, as well as a seasonal calendar, and a list of some obscure fruit festivals in the agricultural regions of Thailand that might take your adventure to the next level.
This book changed the way I eat in Thailand by identifying which Thai dishes are always, often, or never vegan and providing key vocabulary words to communicate with the vendor. Before, I had to try to check with the vendor about each animal food I don’t eat (all of them) which so mentally exhausting and prone to mistakes that I often didn’t bother eating out, which was sad because Thai food is delicious! With the tips I picked up in Mark’s book, I’m able to eat out with friends and enjoy trying new foods. Big thanks to Mark for writing this!
The Fruit Hunters
Before it was a documentary, this was the book that inspired me to consider fruit as a reason to travel. The first chapter opens in Brazil and then wanders through Thailand, Bali, Hawaii, and the Seychelles in search of some of the world’s most bizarre and delicious life forms and the people who dedicate their time to obsessing over their pet fruit. I did not know being a fruit-obsessive was an optional day job until I read this book!
I used the chapter on durian extensively during our first year, and we even met Ta and went to her durian garden on Samui Island in Thailand.
The Way of the Fruitful Traveler
My friends Michael and Mads have written this unusual guide to long term, ultralight travel with fruit on the brain. Michael lends his outgoing personality and careful analysis to breaking down every detail of fruit-focused, super lightweight travel in Southeast Asia, Costa Rica, Australia, and more.
My Favorite Plant-Hunting Books
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