Category: Thailand

6 Great Reasons Why You Should Visit Nan Province, Thailand

Off the radar of most travelers, the little-known province of Nan in northern Thailand offers a great alternative to touristy destinations like Chiang Mai and a more relaxing gateway for onward travels to the neighboring country of Laos. Situated along the Nan River, the provincial capital of the same name is...

Ko Kret: Bangkok’s Island Getaway

Bangkok is an urbanite’s dream. But when one needs to tune out from the backpacker abandon of Khao San, or the manic consumerism of Chatuchak or even the irresistibly neon fantasies of Patpong, there’s an “island” oasis upriver where, surprisingly, rural life still rolls by at a relaxing pace. Ko...

Good Night, Bangkok

At the height of Bangkok’s anti-government protests that shut down the airports late November, I was given no choice but to spend the remainder of my second visit to this vibrant city gleefully basking in its wonderful fluorescent glow. Very eager to test the slow shutter speeds of my Horizon...

Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok, Thailand)

Gazing out my window as the plane rounded the tarmac, the first thing that caught my eye at this modern airport were the patterned interlace of steel that roofed the terminals. Upon entering, the extensive, bright and airy interior embraces everyone with distinct local hospitality: “Sawasdee, Welcome to Thailand!” Located...

BTS Skytrain (Bangkok, Thailand)

Not all too trustful of the tuk-tuks? In Thailand’s congested capital, the efficient transport backbone is the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) Skytrain, which was opened to the public in 1999 and currently undergoing expansion. Modeled after Vancouver’s, this elevated rail system runs through 23 stations along two lines– Silom...

Khao San Road (Bangkok, Thailand):

At the busy neighborhood of Banglamphu north of the Grand Palace is the famous backpacker’s Mecca: Khao San Road. Chaos is constant in Khao San, a pulsating plethora of multicultural, gastronomical and commercial life… true to the images swirling in my head as I read Alex Garland’s cult-classic-turned-blockbuster about a...