Tag Archives: Thailand

4 Hidden Gems of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a top destination for world travellers. The tropical climate allows visitors to enjoy the region year-round and offers unspoiled natural habitats for exploring. Its rich history and ancient sites keep visitors coming back year after year. Both budget-minded and luxury travellers can find a wide range of accommodations to fit their needs, whether it’s under a jungle canopy or a secluded beach bungalow. If you’re looking to explore Southeast Asia off the beaten path, check out these hidden gems.

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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

Survival Thai for Dining

Living in Thailand, you are exposed to some of the most fantastic, intense and delicious meals on Earth – so it’s really important that you aren’t held back from eating those wondrous dishes by a language barrier. Here I will give you some basic tools to get by in any restaurant. Continue reading Survival Thai for Dining

Survival Thai Numbers

Even if you’ll only be traveling in Thailand for a few days it’s extremely useful to know Thai numbers. They are extremely simple and once you get the sounds down, you’re good to go! So here are the basics to Thai numbers: Continue reading Survival Thai Numbers