• A week in Trang: waterfalls, dugongs and sponge cake

    November 13, 2019

    Finding a strong cup of southern Thai Robusta coffee was our first priority after stepping off the train in Trang, an easily overlooked province abutting the Andaman Sea. Most travellers choose nearby Krabi or Phuket when visiting this region of Thailand, unaware that Trang delivers similarly staggering natural beauty. And it comes without the tourist crowds. Day 1: Bring your

  • Tourist vs Expat: Temples

    September 12, 2019

    Tourist: First time visitors to Bangkok will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. Just wandering the city streets in itself is a new experience, filled with a dizzying array of sights, smells and obstacles. Watch your step on these uneven sidewalks and test your negotiating skills with stallholders and taxi drivers – the good ones

  • Tourist vs Expat: Must Eat Dishes in Bangkok

    August 23, 2019

    Tourist: Pad Thai has to be one of Thailand’s most famous exports, and it’s no wonder once you take a look at the history – the dish was created in the late 1930s as part of then-Prime Minister Phibun’s project to modernize and westernize the nation, along with changing the country’s name from Siam to Thailand. Nevertheless, it is now

  • Bangkok With Children: A Quick Guide

    May 29, 2019

    Bangkok With Children: A Quick Guide If you do want to explore the great outdoors, it’s definitely doable and enjoyable, with children.  Bangkok—a steamy city of 8 or 10 or 12 million (depending on how who’s counting)—is never boring. How else then, does it consistently top the list of the most popular cities in the world to visit? There can

  • Yi Peng and Loy Krathong Hacks

    March 20, 2019

    You probably won’t be too surprised when you hear us say that Thailand is an amazing place, overflowing with cultural celebrations that we never tire of partaking in. From water fights to ghosts to home-made rockets, there’s always something going on to stimulate the senses. However, with Thailand consistently placing among the top tourist destinations in the world, and social