So many people say they don’t like Pattaya and they wouldn’t go there just because they are told it has the biggest red light district in Thailand. This is true, Pattaya shares along with Patong in Phuket the reputation of South East Asia’s sex meccas, with Pattaya being by far the bigger one. But apart …
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Udon Thani is the most popular town among foreigners in Isaan. It has a nice climate, relaxed way of life and a happening nightlife scene. All that without actually feeling like a typical Thai tourist town. So here we go: Here are the three different ways to get from Bangkok to Udon Thani: Bangkok to Udon Thani …
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If you are planning to go on a trip to beautiful Khon Kaen in Isaan, here are your three options how to get there: Bangkok to Khon Kaen by Bus Buses to Khon Kaen leave from Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal. To get there, take the MRT subway to Kamphaeng Phet Station and from there a …
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Watching Football Matches in Bangkok

Last updated: July 3rd, 2018 | in Bangkok | Traveling

Last night I watched my 4th football match in Thailand, a friendly between Muang Thong Thani and PSV Eindhoven. I’m a big football fan in general so I always wanted to experience the atmosphere in the Thai stadiums. It’s great. People are non-stop cheering for their team, even if they are two goals behind or …
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Thailand is not only a great country for epic backpacking trips, but also popular for working or just staying longer. However, one thing that I found to be a hassle though is getting a long-term visa. If you fly in you get a 30 day tourist visa on arrival and if you cross the border …
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There are many ways to do the hugely popular 900km trip from Bangkok to Phuket and vice versa, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this post I will explain each of them in detail and give you hints and tips to keep in mind when you decide to go for one …
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Pattaya is without doubt the all-time favorite for short time trips from Bangkok. So how to get there? Bangkok to Pattaya by Bus Take the BTS Skytrain to Ekkamai station. Leave the station at Exit No. 2 and you are right at the Ekkamai Bus Terminal. There are buses to Pattaya every 30-60 minutes from 5am …
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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 Ekkamai Bus …
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Your Backpack for Traveling in Thailand

Last updated: July 4th, 2018 | in Traveling

Note: I wrote this post 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 a …
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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 Ekkamai, Sukhumvit (therefore often just called Ekkamai Bus Terminal, photo below) and take a air-con bus to Ban Phe (3 hours, 166 Baht). These buses leave every 1-2 hours from 7:00am to 6:30pm. They …
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