Bangkok to Trang by train, and onward connections to the Trang Islands

Getting the train from Bangkok to Trang in Southern Thailand is a great way to get the Trang Islands. Sleeper trains depart Bangkok every evening, arriving in Trang at a reasonable hour in the morning. From the train station you can then get minivans to the pier for boats to the islands. There are two […]

Guesthouse Review: Art Hotel Hua Lamphong – Bangkok, Thailand

Hotel Name: Art Hotel Hua Lamphong Address: 428-430 Rong Mueang Road, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Art Hotel Hua Lamphong in Bangkok. I booked it mainly for its proximity to Hua Lamphong, the main railway station of Bangkok. I had an evening train to catch and I wanted to have a room in the […]

Guesthouse Review: Lee Chieng Lee, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Lee Chieng Lee Address: 1137 Songward Road, Sampantawong, Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Leechienglee guesthouse in Bangkok. I booked it online and picked it for its location in the vicinity of the Chinatown area. I got a single room with a private bathroom for $13.17 USD, which is a great […]

Hostel Review: Chic Hostel Bangkok

Hotel Name: Chic Hostel Bangkok Address: 23/48-51 Soi Sukorn, Thaladnoi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Chic Hostel Bangkok in Bangkok. I picked it for its location near Hua Lamphong Station, which I have listed as one of my preferred areas to stay in Bangkok. The rate was 560 THB ($17.60 USD) for a […]

Bang Sue Grand Station construction update – The future central station of Bangkok

Bang Sue Grand Station is the future central station of Bangkok, replacing Hua Lamphong as Thailand’s railway hub. If you’ve caught a train to or from Bangkok recently you might have noticed this as you passed though Bang Sue station. Indeed, it’s hard not to miss as it’s the biggest construction site in Thailand. The […]

Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train – best train times to see some of the highlights of Thailand

The train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a great way to travel between the two cities, but depending on your travels it’s not always the best way. With some planning by picking the right trains you can save money and see some of the highlights of Thailand. Bangkok to Chiang Mai – train, bus, […]

View Bangkok from the King Power MahaNakhon Tower

King Power MahaNakhon is one of the most visually distinctive buildings in Southeast Asia. Up close it looks like a jumbled mess with pieces of the building missing. From a distance though it all makes sense. The missing pieces resemble pixels that are spiralling around the building. The building was completed in December 2016, and […]

Hotel Review: Nantra Ekamai Hotel, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Nantra Ekamai Hotel Address: 9/14 Soi Sukhumvit 63 (Ekamai), Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Nantra Ekamai Hotel in Bangkok. I booked it online for its location in Ekamai, which I have listed as one of my preferred areas to stay in Bangkok. Ekamai is about as far east as I like to […]

Hotel Review: Sarnn Sukhumvit 28, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Sarnn Sukhumvit 28 Address: 8/4 Sukhumvit Soi 28, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Sarnn Sukhumvit 28 in Bangkok. I booked it online for its price and location on Sukhumvit Road, which is one of my preferred areas to stay in Bangkok. It’s a five minute walk from Phrom Phong BTS station, […]

Hotel Review: Bangkok Residence, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Bangkok Residence Address: 1561/6-8 Soi Petchaburi 41, New Petchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Bangkok Residence in Bangkok. I booked it for its location near the Makkasan Airport Railway Link. This is not usually an area I stay in, so I wanted to try out another area. Plus I was […]