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Daniel Fraser



In 1995 Daniel came to Thailand from Canada on a one-year volunteer stint working on Royal Projects and teaching at Chitralada Palace School. Years later, recognizing a need for elevated travel experiences, Dan returned and co-founded Smiling Albino in 1999. A natural host, his energy, fluency in the Thai language, local friendships and in-depth destination knowledge have since made Daniel into one of Thailand’s – and Southeast Asia’s – most recognized travel authorities and personalities. He is a well-known media figure in Thailand as the host of popular national TV series, Longrukyim, a Thai-language documentary investigating unique sides of Thai culture through the eyes of a resident Canadian. Nearly 300 episodes have been filmed since 2011. With Smiling Albino now actively present throughout the region, Dan is a regular presenter at tourism and community events throughout Southeast Asia, and splits his time between Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
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