Free Electric Shuttle Bus to Floating Markets in Bangkok

Today I’m checking out the free electric bus shuttle between four floating markets in Taling Chan District of Bangkok. This is a review in three parts: MRT Park & Ride, electric bus and floating markets. The electric bus service connects to MRT Bang Khun Tan station and so I decided I would drive to the […]

Kiha-183 Excursion Train Trip to Chachoengsao

Good morning from Bangkok Railway Station. Today I’m on the KiHa-183 excursion train to Chachoengsao. This is a THEAD of the trip. More information here:… You can also find more train photos and videos by following @ThaiTrainGuide on Twitter. The KiHa-183 trains were donated by Japan. They were then refurbished in the Makkasan Workshops […]

Everything you need to know about Bangkok’s new terminal train station

It has been a long time coming, but finally the new terminal station in Bangkok will open on 19th January 2023. Starting from now, you can buy tickets for long distance trains departing from this station by entering the official name, “Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal” *.  Though from experience, you only need to type […]

Bangkok to Singapore by Train

🚂 This is a LIVE photo blog of my international train trip from Bangkok to Singapore via Malaysia. You will find full details here of all the trains and ticket prices. Don’t forget to also check out the YouTube channel for this trip:… DAY 1: Bangkok to Hua Hin. 🚂 Special Express No.43🎟️ 2nd […]

Excursion train to Suan Son Pradipat Beach

Good morning from Bangkok Railway Station. Today I’m on an excursion train to Suan Son Pradipat Beach. Tickets for the day excursion to the beach cost only 120 Baht in 3rd Class fan or double if you want air-con in 2nd Class. I prefer with open windows as easier to take photos. However, this time […]

Day trip to the Market on the Railway Tracks

Good morning from Wongwian Yai Station in Bangkok. Today I’m on a day trip to Samut Songkhram by train. [2] Even if you are not catching a train, Wongwian Yai Railway Station is a great place to explore and buy some food. 📍MAP:… [3] Tickets for the one hour train trip to Mahachai (Samut […]

Visiting Maya Bay after the Reopening to Tourists

This morning, I took a boat trip from my resort on Koh Phi Phi Don to Maya Bay. Koh Phi Phi Lay has only recently reopened to tourists after been closed for just over three years. [2] Boats are no longer allowed to enter Maya Bay and moor on the beach. They can go to […]

Boat trip to explore historical areas for foreigners in Bangkok

Today I’m on a boat trip organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Thai media to explore historical neighborhoods along the river in Bangkok where foreigners used to live. The trip is called “ย่านฝรั่งในบางกอก” (Foreign Quarter in Bangkok). This project is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ cultural diplomacy. Its purpose is to create historical […]

Railway Exhibition at Hua Lamphong Station

🚂 Calling all train fans! There is an event at Hua Lamphong station from now until 16th January 2022 where you can get up close with steam locomotives and also visit places in the 105 year old station that are not normally open to the public. As well as taking pictures of the steam locomotives, […]

Boat Trip on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

⛴ Good morning from Bangkok. Today I’m on a special one-day excursion on the Chao Phraya River aboard the RIVA Express. I love doing boats trips and so couldn’t resist. Cost is 699 Baht and there will be seven stops. This is a live THREAD of the trip. The RIVA Express has a lower deck […]

How much do you trust public drinking water?

I’ve promoted the free drinking water dispensers at airports before, but several people had a valid question. How much can we trust that they maintain the filters? So, I brought along a TDS Water Meter to measure dissolved solids in the water. The first TDS reading is tap water at Phuket Airport. At 92ppm that […]

Train Excursion to Sai Yok Noi Waterfall

Good morning from Bangkok Railway Station. Today I’m taking the excursion train to Nam Tok in Kanchanaburi. There will be a couple of stops along the way before we get to the waterfall. When you get on the Nam Tok excursion train, it’s important that you get in the right carriage. This is because the […]

Exploring Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

This morning I’m exploring Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem on foot. This outer moat for the Grand Palace was dug in the 1850’s during the reign of King Rama IV. The canal is 20m wide, 3m deep and 5.5km long. All of the land on the right hand bank of this photo belongs to the railway. […]

Train Excursion to Pasak Cholasid Dam

Good morning from Bangkok Railway Station. Today I’m going on a special day excursion to Pasak Cholasid Dam. The train leaves at 6:00am and returns tonight at 6:50pm. To go on the train excursion, you must be fully vaccinated or can show a negative ATK covid test taken within 72 hours. After we had boarded, […]