Thailand Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Thailand
Hello and welcome to our Thailand travel blog. You will find all our Thailand blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Thailand travel blog because you are thinking about visiting Thailand, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to South East Asia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Thailand.
Thailand is quite possibly the country we have visited more than any other. Since we began our full-time travels, Thailand, in particular, Chiang Mai, is somewhere we have returned to over and over to the extent that we consider Chiang Mai to be our second home. It’s the place we head to when we want to catch up with work, get into some kind of routine and perhaps most importantly have a regular social life (one thing that is hard when you are constantly moving from one place to another).
But Chiang Mai aside, Thailand has a lot to offer every type of traveller. Many places in Thailand indeed seem to have more tourists than locals, however, travellers tend to stick to relatively few places (we can it the sheep trail) and it is surprisingly easy to travel off-the-beaten-path in Thailand. Granted we have ended up in some very random places during our Thailand travels, but the satisfaction of being the only farang* in town and giggling with the food vendors over our attempts at ordering dinner in Thai is immense. *farang is the derogatory but accepted name many Thais give foreigners.
Although our work has allowed us to stay in our fair share of luxury hotels in Thailand, our blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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A guide to Thailand’s Maeklong Railway Market including the up-to-date Maeklong railway market train schedule. Plus: abandoned train carriages in Maha Chai.
Explore Brutalist and Modernist architecture in Southeast Asia, a style predominantly associated with the former USSR and Eastern Bloc.
Urbexers in Thailand, should head to the abandoned Space Roller in Chiang Mai. Once a popular roller skating rink, the building is now derelict.
Not a definitive guide on where to eat in Chiang Mai, but a selection of our favourite places to go for great food, most of them close to Chiang Mai Gate.
And a preview of what's on our travel agenda for 2018 Oops, we did it again! On not slowing down… 2017 saw us pass our 9-year travelversary but didn’t see us slow down very much! We stayed in a handful of places for a week which, to be honest, is quite an achievement...
Hua Hin street art. Where to find street art and graffiti at an abandoned building in southern Thailand – an alternative to visiting the beach in Hua Hin.
One of those backpacker stories that will endure for a long, long time … Back in 1992, I visited Phi Phi island whilst island-hopping in Thailand.
Five great places in Central and Northern Thailand that are ideal stopovers for independent travellers to make between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
2016 travel review: a roundup of the countries we travelled to in 2016, 2016 travel highlights and a lot of wanderlusty photographs with links to articles.
Urban exploration and abandoned aircraft at Bangkok’s airplane graveyard. How to get there, what to expect and do you have to pay to get in?
The Ayutthaya tuk-tuk is unique – the Samurai style shape, design and resemblance to both Darth Vadar make it one of Asia’s most usual auto rickshaws.
Practical advice and travel tips for Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Useful information for travellers attending the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in 2020.