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 […]

Koh Kradan – The tropical island paradise in Thailand you’ve been dreaming of

Koh Kradan is an island in the Andaman Sea off the coast of southern Thailand. Out of all the islands I’ve visited in Thailand, Kradan might be the most idyllic. Of course there is no such thing as the perfect island, but Kradan ticks a lot of boxes for what would make a tropical island […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hotel Review: Kradan Beach Resort, Koh Kradan – Thailand

Hotel Name: Kradan Beach Resort Address: Kradan Island (Koh Kradan), Trang, Thailand. I stayed at the Kradan Beach Resort in Koh Kradan, Thailand. Koh Kradan is part of the Trang islands of the Andaman coast of Southern Thailand. I booked it for its location on the main beach and price. I booked online for the […]

Hotel Review: Myfriend Hotel, Trang – Thailand

Hotel Name: Myfriend Hotel Address: 25/17-20 Sathanee Rd, Trang, Thailand. I stayed at the Myfriend Hotel in Trang, Thailand. I got a double room with private bathroom, and I booked it online for the rate of 500 THB ($15.68 USD). Myfriend Hotel is located near the Trang train station, where there are a bunch of […]

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 […]