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 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
Awesome urban art hidden in the centre of Bangkok. Chalerm La is a photographer’s dream.
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
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
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
Whatever happened to the good old days of movie cinemas, where you would enter a grand entrance with fluted columns, large winding staircases and gabled ceilings. Attendants wore uniforms complete with hats and gloves, and there was only one large screen, not eight, sixteen or twenty-four small screens. The large cinema would often even have balcony seating. Notwithstanding numerous proposals to knock it down, Bangkok has so far managed to retain one of its icons of classic cinema, namely the Scala Cinema. This beautiful icon to the movie world is aRead More
Welcome to the first post in my new series aimed at helping expats to enjoy their time in the fun, exciting, yet confusing mega-city of Bangkok. Over the next few months, I intend to cover a wide variety of topics, providing good, useful information about matters such as: how to find accommodation (including good but cheaper accommodation options); how banking works in Thailand and the best ways to get money into the country; work options for foreigners in Bangkok (including information on work permits and visas); where to get furnitureRead More
Taxis are everywhere in Bangkok and can be a cheap and comfortable way to get around town. However, everyone struggles to find a taxi willing to do the right thing and get them from point A to point B, using the meter. Tourists often think this is a practice that is targeted solely at them, but actually, everyone in Bangkok has difficulties when trying to catch a taxi. Some Information About Taxis There are approximately 140,000 official licensed taxis in Bangkok. These licensed taxis tend to be brightly coloured sedansRead More