Dec 07 2011

What to bring with you to Bangkok

Published by under Practicalities

Your flight is in three hours, and your suitcase is empty. What should you bring ? The short answer is, nothing, as Bangkok has everything you could possibly need. Hazelnut gelato and Prada shoes. Immemorial temples, 24-hour pizza huts. But some things are easier to find or cheaper to buy at home. Besides the typical … read the full post

Dec 05 2011

How to eat street food: Noodle soup

Published by under Food

Our How to eat series explores common street food in Thailand and explains the how-and-what of ordering. Ready, set, EAT. Noodle soup is one of the most common dishes served on the footpaths and sidewalks in the Kingdom — it can be found in tiny alleys behind a wat, next to convenience stores, and on … read the full post

Dec 02 2011

December getaway: Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan

Published by under Ko Pha Ngan

Located on Ko Pha Ngan’s east coast, Thong Nai Pan Yai beach is far from the party revellers of Haad Rin beach, as it is not as easy to access, making it particularly good for families. The resorts on this beach will collect guests daily from the ferry pier, or the occasional guest sails in. … read the full post

Dec 02 2011

Thailand’s Big Mountain Music Festival

Published by under Events

Music. Tents. Omelettes. Massages. If you want a true “Thai” experience, head to Thailand’s biggest music festival, the third annual Big Mountain Music Festival (BMMF3) on December 10-11, 2011 in Bonanza Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima. Most tourists travelling through Thailand don’t get to experience Thai music, besides the occasional Thai hit blasting on your taxi’s … read the full post

Dec 01 2011

December getaway: Ko Mun Nork

Published by under East coast islands

Idyllic Ko Mun Nork is a good island to have up your sleeve when it comes to traveller “who has been where” competitions as you’ll likely be greeted with a sea of blank faces when you mention it. It’s also an incredibly beautiful spot that is rarely crowded and goes to bed early. Calm waters … read the full post

Nov 30 2011

Cycling Ko Sukorn

Published by under Andaman Sea islands

Off the beaten path of speedboats packed with sticky tourists, the small island of Ko Sukorn sits tucked away off Thailand’s southwest coast. It may not be the quintessential white sands and turquoise water Thai island experience, but a trip to Sukorn offers an unforgettable look into a different but still beautiful shade of Thailand’s … read the full post

Nov 30 2011

Photo: Bangkok International Airport

Published by under Photos

Bangkok’s futuristic Suvarnabhumi Airport has been in the news in recent weeks as Thai authorities fought (successfully) to protect it from the floods that ravaged Thailand. Within the sprawling airport though, you’d never know this was going on. A cool lush atmosphere fills the cavernous wings that lunge out to aircraft and, intentionally or not, … read the full post

Nov 29 2011

Ice cream, gelato and frozen yoghurt in Bangkok

Published by under Food

Bangkok is hot. Inescapably, incessantly, interminably hot. Even if you take refuge inside one of Bangkok’s air-conditioned malls, you’re going to have to face the heat sometime. What’s the best and most delicious way to counteract days with a low of 40 degrees Celsius? Ice cream. Lots of ice cream. Or gelato for the Italians, … read the full post

Nov 28 2011

Getting a Chinese visa in Bangkok

Published by under Visas

In a fantastic departure from the way that nationalism (as a concept of nationhood, not a political system) was traditionally explained, Benedict Anderson posited that nations are nations because we, collectively, decided to believe in them as nations. It’s easy to see the logic in that as you travel around Southeast Asia. While the ethnic … read the full post

Nov 25 2011

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Samet

You have some time to kill before a big trip, or a weekend to spare. You want to stay near Bangkok but get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ko Samet is in no way an overseas destination island — that is, if you’re travelling to Thailand for the first time and … read the full post

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