Tag Archives: Bangkok

Hipmunk City Love: A Weekend in Bangkok

Bangkok is a city of contradictions, where huge modern shopping malls tower over small traditional Thai houses and food carts sit perched on the sidewalk in front of high-end restaurants. The contradictions are what make Thailand such a unique and fascinating place. It also allows for visitors of all types and budgets to have a great time in this bustling city. Having lived in Bangkok for almost two years, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite tourist activities and local hangout spots. So book one of the cheap hotels in Bangkok near one of the city’s transit stops and hit the humid streets of Bangkok.

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Zen & the Art of Motocy Riding in Bangkok: Part 2

For this series I’m featuring a guest writer, Reid O’Brien-Lambert, a motorbike extraordinaire and personal chauffeur to yours truly. After riding motorbikes through various Thai cities, towns, jungles, and islands over the last 2 years he is an expert in moto culture and the rules of the road. See Part 1 of the series here. Continue reading Zen & the Art of Motocy Riding in Bangkok: Part 2

Zen & the Art of Motocy Riding in Bangkok: Part 1

For this series I’m featuring a guest writer, Reid, a motorbike extraordinaire and personal chauffeur to yours truly. After riding motorbikes through various cities, towns, jungles, and islands over the last 2 years in southeast Asia, he still considers himself a beginner in the culture and rules of driving motorbikes. Continue reading Zen & the Art of Motocy Riding in Bangkok: Part 1

A Beginner’s Guide to Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak market can be both a magical and extremely stressful place. Some days I wander happily through the mazes of small shops finding new treasures and fantastic deals, while other days I’m left tired and exasperated from getting lost… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Chatuchak Weekend Market

Bangkok Transport

One of the best parts about living in Bangkok is how easy it is to get everywhere in the city. Bangkok has notoriously awful traffic, but thanks to major investments in infrastructure and creative modes of transportation, that’s not something you have to worry about. Let me show you all of the ways you can zip around my favorite capital: Continue reading Bangkok Transport

Vaccinations

While living in Bangkok, I was lucky enough to get very inexpensive vaccines needed to travel to more ‘remote’ areas in Southeast Asia, and also a Rabies series! I like to think at this point I am a pro at the Thai Travel Clinic, so here is some information about my experience there: Continue reading Vaccinations