Filed under Bangkok Day Trips

Fruit Bats of Chachoengsao

Fruit Bats of Chachoengsao

Exploring the provinces surrounding Bangkok is something we really enjoy doing and have been doing increasingly more of.  Partially because we have less time for travelling further afield and because of the easiness of getting to these places.   Within 3 hours drive of Bangkok are some great hidden gems worth visiting. One special place … Continue reading

Lopburi – a must do Monkey experience!

Lopburi – a must do Monkey experience!

If you love Monkeys then you’ll love Lopburi.  If you like Monkeys but prefer them not to be not climbing all over you or in close proximity then probably you’ll have a lot of fun in Lopburi trying to keep your distance. The old town of Lopburi is almost exclusively run by a large troop … Continue reading

Handmade lollipops in Bangsaen

Handmade lollipops in Bangsaen

Imagine palm trees, lapping waves, sand between you toes and eating a whole lot of seafood, with that image you have Bang Saen Beach.  We’ve written about Bang Saen before but what we forgot to mention was the delicious hand crafted lollipops you can find there. Located in a not so ideal place, next to … Continue reading

Traveling Thailand by Minivan

Traveling Thailand by Minivan

One great thing about living in Bangkok is being able to make short weekend trips out to neighbouring towns, whether it be a beach break or a couple of days in a quiet town away from the big city.  Unfortunately, only one of Bangkok’s main bus stations (the Eastern bus terminal at Ekamai) is close … Continue reading

Food Friday – Saraburi’s Kari Paf

Food Friday – Saraburi’s Kari Paf

Travelling across Thailand, passing through provinces and small towns it is common to find a bunch of stalls or shops on the side of the road all selling the same thing.  Generally it is what the province or town is famous for. Saraburi, a small town about 90 minutes drive from Bangkok, is famous for … Continue reading

Food Friday: The best ice cream shop in Phetchaburi

Food Friday: The best ice cream shop in Phetchaburi

While in Phetchaburi last weekend, wandering the streets in the mid afternoon we stumbled across a small shop that was suspiciously full in the local heat.  Sure enough, on looking closer it was selling ice cream. Small roaming carts selling Itim Khanom Pang (essentially, an ice cream sandwich) are a common sight in Bangkok and … Continue reading

Monday Madness – Monkey Madness in Phetchaburi

Monday Madness – Monkey Madness in Phetchaburi

Having been for several months without leaving the city, last weekend we took the opportunity to head out of town for the weekend, with a visit to Phetchaburi – a quiet, very Thai town only a couple of hours south of Bangkok. While the outskirts of Phetchaburi are home to some interesting caves and numerous temples, a … Continue reading

Exploring Bangkok by Khlong Boat

Exploring Bangkok by Khlong Boat

Sadly Bangkok’s days as the “Venice of the East” are long gone, with most of the canal (or Khlong) transport routes that criss-crossed the city replaced by congested roads as an everyday means of transport.  But even aside from the ferries that run up and down the Chao Phraya river, there are still some canal … Continue reading