Love history? Then check out these Thai destinations

… early man all the way through to the bronze and iron age, with remains all extremely well preserved.   Sukhothai Sukhothai is one of the most important locations in Thailand, known for being the home of the first independent Thai kingdom. Reaching its peak prosperity and power in the 13th century, the city became the birthplace of the majority of Thai art, architecture and language. It goes without saying, then, that the historical value of Sukhothai is unparalleled to any other location in …

Road Transport in Thailand

… accident, or because that was the only way to go.   The majority of tolls were 50 to 70 baht, around the £1-£1.40 mark, but it soon adds up.  Then, there are the complications of paying, which is sometimes when you join and sometimes when you leave.  Sometimes, you don’t pay if you time it right and get off before the toll booth. In Khon Kaen it is very traditional roads, although mostly gridlocked at weekends.  The two things I like are: 1) the left turn on red, which is a system …

Bangkok’s Two Airports

… would go to Don Muang by choice because my final desination of Khon Kaen has a lot more airlines servicing it than from Suvarnaphumi, perhaps in the same way as comparing Heathrow with Luton. I like both airports, but Don Muang feels very 80’s and has a laid back approach to everything. I suppose it can, because it deals with the majority of internal and local destination flights, so the need for international passenger services (customs, etc) is less. They are worlds apart in terms of …

Common Misunderstandings About Thailand

… and traditions. The majority of Thai people want to live in Thailand, and would be just like a fish out of water, If they went to another country. We all think that the grass is greener on the other side. But as any wise person will tell you, it generally isn’t. And it’s usual practice for Thai people that have tried living in another country soon return to Thailand. You should only go to Thailand for the beaches –  Thailand has some of the most amazing and most picturesque beaches …