Getting from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) to the city

Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, the other one being the newer Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Don Mueang International Airport is Bangkok’s original airport and now serves as a low-cost carrier hub serving airlines such as  Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, NokScoot, Scoot, Tigerair Taiwan, and New Gen Airways. Terminal 1 handles international…

Bangkok to Siem Reap by Bus (and vice versa)

There are several options for traveling between Bangkok and Siem Reap including flights, train/bus, and bus. In this article, I am going to focus on bus services. But let me start by saying this, if you plan in advance you can sometimes book flight tickets for under $50 and I’d recommend that. There is nothing…

Quitting your Job and Living Abroad in Asia

It’s a dream for many, but did you actually know just how realistic it is? It’s probably more possible than you think, take a look at our recent primer to living in Cambodia for example. Here’s another example, there’s a recent article by Laura Begley Bloom over at Forbes that features 8 destinations in the…

Bangkok on a Budget: 5 Places to Visit

While most people have dreams of traveling the world, holidays can easily become expensive, making it difficult to turn those dreams into reality. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is a vibrant city, with some of the best shopping precincts in the world. Here are 5 budget-friendly options in Bangkok: Visit the Markets The marketplaces…

Kho Phi Phi: The Beach and Things to do there

The movie The Beach, released back in 2000, featured a young man (Leonardo de Caprio) seeking change in his life, so, he decided to travel to a place where he’d never been before only to find out that it wasn’t enough for him. While pondering his thoughts away during a sweat-inducing night in his room…

Thailand: Pattaya

It was seven-ish and I was sitting in a pleasant-enough room overlooking the front entrance to the pub above which I had just moved in. The pub was the Pig and Whistle on Soi 7 in Pattaya. Across the lane was a big hole, which they were hoping to construct a hotel in and next door to that, right opposite me, was a tiny bar with one lady sitting on a stool outside it. Not that there was a wall there, it was open on two sides. The Soi was nice and quiet, I thought. I also thought that I might go and sit in that little bar and talk to that woman, if my friend was late, because I would definitely see him arrive from two metres away, the width of the Soi.