Category: Tips

If there’s one thing that prompts our love-hate relationship with Bangkok, it’s traffic. Fortunately, the ubiquitous motorbike taxis (aka moto-taxis) are our white horses… or maybe not. Riding a Bangkok motorbike taxi can be dangerous and sometimes a major rip-off. But if you know how to ride a Bangkok motorbike taxi and avoid scams, chances are you… Read more »

When you are planning your trip to Thailand, you come for sure across some elephant experiences. Riding through the jungle on these majestic creatures must feel amazing. Seeing these intelligent animals drawing and painting stunning images must be impressive. Watching them playing ball games and performing tricks must emphasize their powerful appearance. But are these activities… Read more »

Cooling Powder: History & How-to

Have you ever heard of “cooling powder”? Summer has come and everyone in Thailand is looking for a way to ease the heat. One of the classic ways for Thais to cool down has been around for almost a century: cooling powder. The History of Cooling Powder In 1932, Doctor Luan Wongwanich bought a pharmacy business and introduced a… Read more »

As locals, let us tell you about one of Thailand’s best markets with a Thai idiom: what to buy at Chatuchak Weekend Market (JJ Market) ranges “from toothpicks to battleships”. Well, not literally, but there’s almost everything, even stuff you wouldn’t expect to find. With over 15,000 stalls, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the world’s largest weekend market… Read more »

Toilets are always a big deal. When you’re traveling somewhere exotic, it’s inevitable you’ll experience a foreign toilet culture. Toilets in Thailand usually come in two varieties: Western sit-down toilets and Asian squat toilets. With some differences from the Western or the Asian squat toilets you know, might we add. If you plan to travel… Read more »