Love history? Then check out these Thai destinations

… Bangkok, Ayutthaya is well worth the trip if you want to see first-hand what an ancient Thai city looked like.   Chiang Mai You might know Chiang Mai for once being the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. This kingdom covered most of Northern Thailand at one point, but the Burmese invaded in 1557 and claimed Chiang Mai as their own. It took over 300 years for Siam (what Thailand was previously known as) to reclaim the city, and it now acts as the country’s northern capital. You’ll find an …

Jason’s Trip to Phuket

… to see and do offering suggestions where necessary. On our first day we visited the Great Buddha monument high up on a viewpoint overlooking the coast of Phuket. It provides a fantastic panoramic of Phuket and home to very friendly monkeys! One of my highlights staying in Phuket was to arrange an island trip. Tom took us down to Chalong Pier to book this. The tour operator was very helpful and offered much flexibility with our plans. It had been a burning passion of mine to spend a night camping …

Road Transport in Thailand

… qualified to comment because I did not use it, relying on regular taxis for getting around.  I believe some parts are more accessible than others, you’d need to investigate yourself how true this is. Driving in Thailand My personal recommendation is to get yourself a hire car. I have, by coincidence, always ended up with a Mitsubishi Mirage, on every trip.  There are other types and sizes, including vans and pickups (for wheel chair transportation).  I use Thai Car Rental, but the …

Bangkok’s Two Airports

… going through immigration where I am issued the 30 day visitor visa. I can then go through check in and security again for the second leg. I can tell you the first time I found myself doing this I was completely taken aback. I did not understand the process because my very first trip was Udon Thani, which is an international airport (along with, for example, Phuket) and the hassles were somewhat less because Udon is a smaller airport along the lines of Don Muang. Getting Assistance Assuming …

The experiences of disabled people when using air travel

… blind people so that they can access the information they need prior to their trip. People with learning disabilities, or an intellectual impairment, can equally benefit from information provided in an easy-to-read format. On the other hand, deaf people who depend on visual information require clear print information which explains key details about their flight and trip. Similarly, deaf participants have pointed out that there is sometimes a lack of signage to indicate the location of key areas …