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Cheap Quality Food in Bangkok – Jeffer Steak

Jeffer

Looking for cheap steaks in Bangkok? Check out Pete’s latest review of a cheap steak chain that offers decent portions.


Flying Budget – Tips and Tricks to Getting the Most Out of Your Travel

KLIA 2 Airport

The tips, tricks and pitfalls of budget airline travel – when to use it and when to stick with a traditional airline.


Wat Dhammamongkon – A Unique Bangkok Temple off the Tourist Trail

Main Pagoda

Wat Dhammamongon – off the tourist trail, but features a strand of the Buddha’s hair, Thailand’s tallest pagoda, and a massive jade Buddha with an interesting history.


Getting a Taxi from the Airport into Bangkok

Don Muang Airport

In this next instalment of the how to get from the airport into Bangkok series, Pete considers the options and insider tricks for catching taxis into Bangkok from either airport.


Mega Plaza – Bangkok’s Toy and Hobby Central

Mega Plaza, Bangkok’s home to toys and hobbies. This is THE place to get your kid’s toys, personal collectibles, RC cars, plastic model kits, airsoft (bb) guns, video games, gundam, gunpla, Star Wars, and more


Secret Bangkok – Chalerm La Park

Chalerm La

Awesome urban art hidden in the centre of Bangkok. Chalerm La is a photographer’s dream.


How To Use The Bangkok Airport Rail Link

The Two Vikings take a look at the best options for getting from the airport into the city. Part 1 looks at the airport rail link.


The Unfortunate History Behind the Erawan Shrine

August 17, 2015 is a day I won’t forget easily. I spent the day on the ground in Central Bangkok, collecting photos and information for my up-coming Bangkok travel guide. At about 6:10pm, I tried texting my friend in order to organise a meeting place for dinner. However, for some reason, the internet was not working, notwithstanding that I had a full signal and 4G connection. By 6:45pm, in frustration at not being able to get the internet to work and feeling hungry, I boarded a skytrain away from theRead More


Pattaya: The Comprehensive Guide – voted on Koh Samui Sunset

Recognition for all the hard work on the first of our travel guides is finally starting to emerge. The expat forum site Koh Samui Sunset recently cited our guide as the number one regional guide for Pattaya.  The link to their guide book review is here (opens in new window): http://www.kohsamuisunset.com/thailand-travel-guide/ The Amazon link for the guidebook is here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P7XAZSC Hopefully, this can now trickle into a few more sites and get a bit more attention. For those interested in Thailand based guides, we have been busy this year and weRead More


Bangkok Expat Guide – Part Two – Banking

Ever since I set foot in Bangkok back in the 1980s, dealing with Thai banks has always been a source of frustration.  Thai banks do subscribe to the various international conventions generated by the BIS, ICC and IMF, and even Thai banking laws very much mirror those of Western countries.  However, Thai banks do still seem to do things a bit differently at times, and this tends to be the source of frustration.  However, if you feel frustrated with banks in Thailand today, I can confirm it was significantly worse 30Read More