Getting the train in the troubled deep south of Thailand

As a frequent traveller to Thailand I’m familiar with the troubles of the deep south of Thailand, where many countries have advisories to not travel there. As part of my Southeast Asia railway project I took a train through the southern provinces. This is my trip report and what to expect. What this isn’t is […]

Hotel Review: Laem Thong Hotel, Hat Yai – Thailand

Hotel Name: Laem Thong Hotel Address: 46 Thumnoonvithi Rd, Hat Yai Central, Hat Yai, Thailand I stayed at the Laem Thong Hotel in Hat Yai, Thailand. I picked it for its central location in Hat Yai, and the rate was 296.26 THB ($9.25 USD) for a single room with a private bathroom. The hotel is […]

Hat Yai Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Thailand > Hat Yai Travel Guide Hat Yai is the largest metropolitan area in southern Thailand and a major transport hub. It’s not exactly a tourist hotspot, though its proximity to Malaysia makes it popular for shopping and vice tourism from across the border. I visited with a flight from Chiang Mai, […]