A short trip from Bangkok to Hua Hin or Cha Am is a more relaxed alternative to Pattaya, with less tourists, less lady bars, less… madness. So how to get there? Bangkok to Hua Hin / Cha Am by Minivan Minivans to Hua Hin and Cha Am leave regularly (every 30-45 minutes) from Victory Monument. …
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Your Backpack for Traveling in Thailand

Last updated: August 4th, 2016 | in Traveling

Note: This post was written before I moved to Thailand. The first time I went backpacking around Thailand I wrote a big packing list with lots of things that I might need. Of course it turned out that I took lots of things that I didn’t use at all. Lessons learned: If you don’t use …
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There is only one practical way to get from downtown Bangkok to Koh Samet. Go to the Eastern Bus Terminal located in Ekamai, Sukhumvit (therefore often just called Ekamai Bus Terminal) and take a air-con bus to Ban Phae (3 hrs, 166 Baht). These buses leave every 1-2 hours from 7:00am to 6:30pm. They also offer …
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Where to celebrate your birthday in Bangkok

Last updated: September 23rd, 2017 | in Living

Bangkok is definitely one of the world’s most exciting cities and of course it isn’t any different for celebrating your birthday there. You have the choice of so many nice restaurants and then of course the nightlife with countless of bars and clubs. If you’re out to have a blast on your birthday and party …
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Ever wanted to go out on the street, fill a big bucket of ice cold water and dump it over someone random? Just come to Thailand between April 13th-15th every year and you can do just that without having your victim yelling at you what the hell you think you are doing. During Songkran, the …
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“That’s not a beginner route is it?” I asked Kuat, my Thai instructor during my first day rock climbing ever. He just briefly looked at me, smiled and said “It’s okay, no problem!” So I went to the rock, looked up at its almost vertical shape, put some chalk powder on my hands and just started …
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