Bangkok

Rooftops, markets & boats: My first time in Bangkok, Thailand

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Oh, Thailand. When this year started, I had no idea I would be able to meet you for the first time. A spontaneous invitation to stay in one of Bangkok's most glam hotels had it that I packed my bag for five days in Bangkok this spring. Once there, I was constantly trying to deal with an absolute overflow of endorphines and whatever falling in love instantly [...]

Travelettes Christmas Calender: Day 9 - Grande Centre Point Ratchdamri, Bangkok

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The winner of yesterday's Freitag Voyager backpack is Ashlee! Congratulations!! We're 9 days into our Christmas calendar and we've given you the opportunity to win lots of amazing goodies from hotel stays in Germany or Austria to some beautiful hand-made goodies. But today we're thinking a little more tropical. Perhaps for 2016 you're dreaming of swimm[...]

15 fun things to do in Bangkok

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I'm pretty sure that every blogpost I ever wrote about Thailand and Bangkok in particular was essentially just one big love fest. It's true that the most popular of destinations in Asia is simply always guaranteed to provide a good time, pretty much regardless of weather, company or budget. It's a bit like a Disneyland for adults with fun people, amazing foo[...]

Hotels we love: the Banyan Tree in Bangkok

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I love Bangkok. It's easily one of my favorite cities of all time and the type of place I love coming back to again and again. Bangkok was the first stop on my one year trip around the world back in 2005. Like any 23 year old backpacker I headed straight for Khao San Road, home of the budget traveler, haven for banana pancakes and $5 hotel rooms. The very fi[...]

The Asadang Hotel - Sleeping like a princess in Bangkok

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When most people think about accommodation in Bangkok, they think about a backpackers on Khaosan Road. After all it was The Beach that put them on the map for most and which girl wouldn't put up with thin walls and crummy sheets if it increases the chance of finding her personal Richard. However sometimes a girl just wants to feel like a princess, with or wi[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Surviving Khao San Road

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After returning from my recent trip to Thailand, people asked what my highlight was. It was definitely different from my first trip to the country of smiles and Pad Thai noodles, all three years ago (wow, time flies!). My new answer was Bangkok. The capital city it was this time! I know we've been going on about our love for Bangkok before, but Thailand gets[...]

Volunteering abroad

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A wonderful way of spending time in a 3rd-world country is by doing volunteer work. Countries like Bolivia, India, Cambodia, Ghana or Mexico require a lot of developmental help and you have what it takes to give them that help. Because you are smart, caring and a wonderful role model for all those who will profit from your support. During my world trip in[...]

Bangkok: To Khao San Road, and step on it!

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I knew it would happen, it was inevitable. As I had mentioned before, I definitely hadn't faced the reality of the extent of my trip and it all just seemed like a dream that would never be fully undertaken... until I peeped out the plane window and was faced with an alien Thai landscape. Then it hit me: the inevitable fear. Cue a mini stroke with the cold ha[...]

Bangkok: an ode to the Hareem Pants

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The whole Khao San Road area seems to require a certain uniform to enter it: hareem pants, parachute pants, drop-crotched pants- call them what you like, but if you ain't wearing them, you soon get seduced by the sheer scale of availability in the billions of stalls. You're likely to find yourself convincing youself that they're exactly what you need in y[...]

World trip journal - flashbacks of a trip around the world.

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When in September 2005 I embarked on a trip around the world I left with great plans and ambitions. To let all my friends at home know how I was getting on and about all the stuff that happened to me along the way I would email them - first regularly, then more and more scarcely. I will publish those emails here for you guys to hear my story. Maybe it'll ins[...]

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