I receive a lot of traffic on this site from people looking for information on how to buy train tickets in Thailand online. As such, I feel the need to inform you that passengers can no longer purchase Thai train tickets on the internet. Instead, you must go to the train station in person to [...]
Most travelers who venture into Laos from the Northeastern corner of Thailand find themselves journeying to Luang Prabang on board a simple boat that drifts along the Mekong River over the course of two days. It’s not a cruise; there are no activities or buffets. Instead, the Mekong River’s slow boats [...]
If you’re the sort of person who likes to travel, but dislikes sitting in metal tubes of death while they’re thrown from one site to another several thousand feet in the air after having transferred all your favorite liquids to comically small containers, I have news for you. There are things called [...]
If you ever take the train to Singapore (or in our case, train-bus-train), you will arrive at the tippity-top of the island nation, far from the glamour and glitz of downtown. To get to the part of the island with the fancy buildings that probably houses your hotel, you will need exactly [...]
On the last episode of Splendor in the Lemongrass, our heroine and hero have joined forces with a young German man to escape from a heavily-fortified border compound. The trio has set off on a taxi cab journey to a rumored bus station in [...]
It all started with an errant cow.
Actually, there’s no way to pinpoint the trigger for the real sequence of events that led to the abandonment of our sleeper car at the Thai-Malaysia border, but let’s use a cow for the purpose of illustration.
This captures exactly what a dance party on a train feels like.
After two days and nights, I’m halfway to Singapore, with two night trains on the Malaysia side to follow. In the layovers we’ve scouted out famous street food vendors in Bangkok, observed preparations for an
By the time this is published, we will be well into a train journey from Thailand, through Malaysia and into Singapore over a course of four days. We will spend a few days in Singapore before flying back to Chiang Mai, just in time for Songkran (สงกรานต์). This is a kind of [...]
[UPDATE March 20, 2013] Apparently the Thai Railways have ceased to allow online ticket purchases. You will now need to go to a train station in person several weeks in advance of your train ticket booking or see a travel agent. This is a really sad development for independent travelers in Thailand. [...]
First things first. I really, really wanted entitle this post “Paitinerary,” because I care about you. So I went for clinical over punny. You’re welcome.
On Saturday afternoon, after spending the majority of the day watching the Thomas Crowne Affair while eating spanish tortilla and rice cooker baked banana tatin [...]
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