Here’s where to get the best fermented noodles (kanom jeen) in Bangkok

Here’s where to get the best fermented noodles (kanom jeen) in Bangkok

Kanom jeen (also sometimes spelled kanom chin) is a dish that few visitors to Thailand will ever encounter, despite the fact that it’s beloved by Thais across the country. That’s because it’s notoriously difficult to keep fresh and therefore hard for restaurants to prepare in bulk — which means when...

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Does this Chang Phueak restaurant have the hottest som tam in Chiang Mai?

Does this Chang Phueak restaurant have the hottest som tam in Chiang Mai?

If you come to Som Tam Udon on a weekend, be prepared to wait a while. The massive restaurant (it easily sits about a hundred people) is so insanely popular among locals that there’s regularly a line-up down the street on weekends. Yet despite its massive popularity, few travellers find...

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Riding overland: Why public transport is the best way to see Thailand

Riding overland: Why public transport is the best way to see Thailand

There’s no one single reason why you should visit Thailand. Some travellers come for the perfect beach holiday in paradise, armed with colourful sarongs, sunscreen, and a good book. Others aim for a more active vacation, with trekking or whitewater rafting, or maybe zip-lining and rock climbing. Some hop on...

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How to travel around Bangkok like a king

How to travel around Bangkok like a king

So you’ve landed in Bangkok bright-eyed and ready for adventure. Perhaps you’re on a layover, or heading north in a few days to Chiang Mai or south to the islands after checking out the sprawling mass of skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Thailand’s capital city. While the obvious...

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24 hours in: Bangkok

24 hours in: Bangkok

The Thai capital of Bangkok is not unaccustomed to tourists. In fact, it’s always packed full of them! Even though some parts of this chaotic city are a little too touristy for our liking, that’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of fun things to do in Bangkok. If...

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