Monkey statues at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

Visiting the Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace is not only the official residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the longest current reigning monarch in the world, but arguably one of the most visited spots in all of Thailand. The complex includes beautiful statues, murals and temples, including the famous Buddhist chapel Wat Phrae Kaow, dating back to 1782. In addition, […]

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Northbound Train from Bangkok

Special Express Train From Bangkok to Lopburi

Leaving Bangkok, heading northbound, the two hour bouncy train ride starts by taking you through small neighborhoods. With make-shift houses, made of pieces of grooved metal and occasional slabs of wood, built almost on top of the tracks, my eyes had plenty to focus on. I particularly liked a colorfully-painted library train, permanently stationed on […]

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Ethos Vegetarian Restaurant in Bangkok

Located just off Khaosan Road in the popular tourist dirstrict of downtown Bangkok,¬†Ethos restaurant serves up a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes, proudly made with organic food. With meat-free classics like lasagna, spaghetti & “meat”balls and hummus with pita, not to mention the delicious home-baked desserts, this is definitely not an eatery to […]

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Arom d Hostel Bangkok

Arom d Hostel – Bangkok, Thailand

Accommodations around the Grand Palace can be quite pricey due to the popular tourist attraction and the proximity to the Chao Phraya River. For many, therefore, staying in this area of Bangkok is simply not an option. However, Arom d Hostel (only a 10 minute walk to the main gate of the Grand Palace) offers […]

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Don Mueang Airport to Downtown Bangkok

Most international flights land at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), however, many domestic flights and shorter international flights land at Don Mueang (DMK). When making bookings be sure to double check at which airport you will be arriving. There are several options to get to downtown Bangkok, all ranging in price. The once popular airport bus […]

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