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.

Catching a Cab in Bangkok, Taxi OK vs JustGrab & GrabTaxi

Catching a Taxi in Bangkok is sometimes not without its pitfalls and in the past there has been numerous complaints regards to drivers behaviour and unwillingness to do the right thing by passengers.  Complaints ranging from refusing to take passengers to the requested location and refusing to turn the metre on. The Thai Government has been working tirelessly to clean up the Taxi industry and one of the new initiatives is the TaxiOk app. TaxiOk was introduced in January 2018 by the Depatment of Land Transport (DLT), with the goalRead More

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

How To Use The Bangkok SkyTrain System: The Rabbit Card Explained (Revised)

What is a Rabbit Card A Rabbit Card is actually an e-money system for the BTS (Bangkok Train System) or often referred to as the “SkyTrain”, but the Rabbit Card benefits don’t just stop there. The Rabbit Card also doubles up as a cashless payment system for over 100 retail merchant partners. Its the easiest payment method for travelling on the BTS train system in Bangkok, just tap and go & you and only pay for what you use. Register your Rabbit Card online for Rabbit Rewards and start earning RabbitRead More

Using the Rabbit Card for purchases, everything you need to know

The Rabbit Card is an excellent way to utilise the BTS skytrain network, but did you know the Rabbit Card is also a e money system and is a convenient way to make purchases of goods and services in Bangkok? There are over 100 participating merchant partners, including fast food outlets such as McDonald, cafes and popular food halls. Look for the the Rabbit Card welcome sign, its a simple transaction, tap and go with your Rabbit Card to pay and your done, How to get Credit Rabbit cards andRead 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.

How to use Bangkok’s Skytrain System: The Rabbit Card Explained

SEE THE UPDATED EDTION OF THE BLOG HERE The in & outs of using a Rabbit Card on the BTS   What is a Rabbit Card A Rabbit Card is actually an E-money system for BTS, mass transit and retail partners. Its the easiest payment method for travelling in Bangkok. No more cueing, just beep and go & you only pay for what you use. Register your Rabbit Card online for Rabbit Rewards and start earning Rabbit Reward points. Once you have registered for Rabbit Rewards online, you will be eligibleRead More

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