Archive for January, 2012

Jan 05 2012

How to get out of Bangkok by train

Published by under Transport

Headed off to Chiang Mai in Thailand’s north or the beaches down south (or to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, or Singapore)? Want to explore Isaan by motorbike or strike out east into Cambodia? Who’s your best friend for all these long sojourns? The train. Taking the train is how lots of Thais travel; you’ll notice that … read the full post

Jan 05 2012

The best of Samui’s Choeng Mon and Plai Laem

Published by under Sights & activities

Although not far from the main tourist drags, Plai Laem just past Big Buddha is often devoid of tourists who seem oblivious to its existence and quaint charm. Slightly better known is Choeng Mon, which consists of a main beach as well as several intimate coves often only accessible via resorts, or dirt paths that … read the full post

Jan 03 2012

Duty-free at Bangkok airport

Published by under Shopping

Stuck in an airport, even one that feels like outer space, can be a claustrophobic experience, verging on the traumatic. If you have some serious time to kill before you’re heading home, or you’re in Suvarnabhumi Airport on a layover, you can peruse through the duty-free section for “authentic” Thai souvenirs; just because you didn’t … read the full post

Jan 02 2012

Photo: Fish with ginger or fish with garlic

Published by under Photos

One of the most fabulous things about Bangkok (and Thailand for that matter) is the food — especially the street food. Not only is it delicious to eat, it’s also often fascinating just to look at. From bubbling green curry to lip-smacking sweets, there’s rarely a good reason not to be munching in Bangkok.

Jan 02 2012

Food on Thailand’s Ko Lipe

Published by under Andaman Sea islands

Cast relatively far out in the Andaman Sea, the tiny southwestern Thai island of Ko Lipe is geographically little more than a sliver of sand ringed by picturesque, coral-studded seas. Unlike similar islands of this size, however, Lipe has developed not into a typical resort island with lacklustre, overpriced food, but a true international enclave … read the full post

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