Why You Should Skip Khao San Road in Bangkok

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So you’re a budget traveller/backpacker and you’re heading to Bangkok—surely you must have a stop at Khao San Road on your agenda, right? The legendary road has been a hub for backpackers for decades, with hostels and cheap bars designed to lure in price-conscious travelers. So should you go out of your way to make a stop at Khao San … Read More

5 Bangkok Dos and Don’ts

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A few days in Bangkok will most likely be part of any trip to Thailand. The hectic megacity can easily be overwhelming, so here’s a few recommendations to help you make the most of your time in Thailand’s capital. DON’T go to Khao San Road A popular gathering point for budget-minded backpackers, Khao San Road makes a lot of travelers’ … Read More

An American Spy in Bangkok: the Jim Thompson House Museum

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In an exotic place such as Bangkok, would you be surprised to hear that one of the main tourist attractions is an American’s house? I sure was! Jim Thompson was an American businessman whose 1940s silk manufacturing company is credited with single-handedly reviving the Thai silk industry. His love of the Far East resulted in a large collection of Asian antiques, … Read More