The majority of visitors to Thailand fall into the tourist category and require standard travel insurance. But there are also many thousands whose relationship to Thailand is more complicated, and because of this they need tailored travel and medical insurance. Throw in the added requirement for insurance to cover COVID-19 and finding cover that suits…Read More
The Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the Skytrain or BTS, is the most efficient means of transportation in in Bangkok. Since 1999 the BTS has been helping Bangkokians and tourists alike hop easily from one station to another Aside from convenience and speed, fares are cheap compared to other transport modes, and of…Read More
You’ve no doubt heard Thais using kráp (men) and kâ (women) in everyday conversation. Yet despite their apparent simplicity, understanding these words and when you should use them isn’t entirely straightforward. Most people don’t know that kráp and kâ do not directly translate to any word in the English language. They are politeness particles, added…Read More
In the last 18 months my life has changed. I got married and became a Dad. It’s awesome. But needless to say this new phase of my life means being more responsible, and part of that responsibility means thinking about what would happen to my wife and daughter if I were to suddenly close my…Read More
People often ask me whether it is a good idea to study Thai at a language school in Bangkok or Chiang Mai, or other place in Thailand. My answer is always yes. But hear me out… My reasons are not solely about studying the language; in fact there are equally efficient alternative learning pathways that…Read More
If you want to enjoy Bangkok without the hassle of carrying your luggage around, there are a number of storage options to choose from – and all very reasonably priced. Even if you want to stash your luggage somewhere for a few days, or even a week while you hop over to Laos of Cambodia…Read More
Also known as Elephant Island, due to its shape, Koh Chang is one of the largest Thai islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Sitting approximately 300 kilometers east of Bangkok, in the province of Trat, this island is beaming with powdery white sand, clear waters, and coral reefs. Aside from the beaches, rainforests and mountains…Read More
If you’re traveling to Thailand for a holiday, or planning on living there for work or retirement, one of your first considerations will be money – primarily exchanging it, and withdrawing it at ATMs in Thailand. In this post I’ll break it all down for you, so that you won’t ever get caught short without…Read More
Located 450km northeast of Bangkok, the province of Khon Kaen is considered one of the big four (cities) of Isan. Its humble beginnings date back to the 12th century when the Khmer empire expanded its territory across the northeast of Thailand, creating numerous towns and cities.
Planning a trip to Thailand can make your head spin. Where should you visit, what should you pack, do you need a Visa? The questions can be endless. This guide has you covered in all areas.