Bangkok Travel Articles

Getting Around – Bangkok, Thailand
Getting Around – Bangkok, Thailand Getting Around Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok can seem like a maze, but getting to know the public transportation options (and carrying a good map) will help you reach any destination. Also, take note: Vehicles in Thailand drive on the left side of the road. Self-Portrait in a Tuk-Tuk Tuk-tuks: This is one of the cheapest ways […]
Getting a Meal – Bangkok, Thailand
Getting a Meal Bangkok, Thailand Thai cuisine in Bangkok offers more choices than the usual pad thai or spring rolls, although those staples are found everywhere. The Thais like their food super spicy, so if you can’t handle the heat, learn to ask for less. “Mai chawp phet” (sounds like “my chop pet”) means “I […]
Getting Settled – Bangkok, Thailand
Getting Settled Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok has many Western conveniences (and convenience stores), so finding what you need in the city shouldn’t be too hard. Invest in a Thai phrase book if you’re afraid pointing won’t be enough to get what you want. Money: ATMs can be found on all major streets, including Khao San Road. […]
Getting a Room – Bangkok, Thailand
Getting a Room Bangkok, Thailand Looking for a place to lay your backpack? Bangkok has numerous options for the budget traveler. You can use BnA’s hostel finder to help before you go, but always ask to see the room before committing to buy if you’re just walking into a new place. Don’t overlook Web deals. […]
Getting There – Bangkok, Thailand
Getting There Bangkok, Thailand Although getting to Thailand involves hours crammed in an airplane, booking tickets shouldn’t be a pain. Check online for cheap fares, either through BnA or airline consolidators. We flew Philippine Airlines roundtrip from Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok International Airport (BKK) for $915, including taxes. Our flight went from L.A. to […]
Introduction – Bangkok, Thailand
Introduction Bangkok, Thailand Thailand is the perfect vacation destination if you’re young and broke but still want it all. If you don’t mind sleeping in cramped seats on a cross-country bus or staying at a guesthouse that has more charm than luxury, your wallet will thank you for spending a mere pittance on travel. You […]
Bangkok Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Bangkok Where is it located?: Bangkok is in southern Thailand on the Chao Phraya River. Why do people go there: Travelers either usually hate Bangkok – it’s big, dirty, polluted, or they love Bangkok – it’s a visual feast of Western & Asian influences.Bangkok is a primarily a hub for cheap […]
Bus to Chiang Mai – Bangkok, Thailand
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Adventures with the Local Tourist Trade – Bangkok, Thailand
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Worldwide with Wee-Cheng #72: Bangkok Notes: Home Nearer Than Ever Before – Bangkok, Thailand
A planned two days in Thailand turn into six, even though home is closer than ever.