Khon Kaen City Bike Routes

map showing a bike route

If you were to be plopped right down in the middle of Khon Kaen you would never guess what a great city it is for cycling. You don’t need to ride very far to leave the busy main roads behind and find quiet low-traffic realms with rice paddies and villages. All four routes (really, it’s eight since each has a long and short option – the purple line is the… Read More

Si Satchanalai – The Other Sukhothai

elephant statues at base of ancient stupa

The Sukhothai Kingdom (1238-1438 BCE) laid much of the foundation for the art and culture of modern Thailand, and its gracefully ruined capital is one of the country’s most popular historical attractions. Fifty-five kilometers to the north was the Sukhothai Kingdom’s second city of Si Satchanalai, another splendid Buddhist holy center in those days. Though it’s smaller and a little less impressive than its famous twin to the south, Si… Read More

The Lamphun Loop – Not Your Ordinary Chiang Mai Daytrip

old woman weaving with backstrap loom

As overtourism begins to choke the charm out of Chiang Mai, it bears reminding that one of the things making Thailand’s second city such as great travel destination is the abundance of wonderful places to visit nearby. Lamphun province to the south is probably not one of the first places for a daytrip escape that comes to mind, but for cultural travelers with an adventurous spirit it’s one of the… Read More

Nakhon Nayok Daytrip

large dam at the end of a road

There are many well-known daytrip escapes out of Bangkok, such as Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, and the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Khuean Khun Dan isn’t one of them. Tucked up against the foothills of the Khao Yai Mountains in northeast Nakhon Nayok province, this little spot has become a weekend getaway for young adventure-seeking Bangkokians and families looking for a budget break that isn’t at the beach. With a bit of nature,… Read More

Thailand Travel Tips You Won’t Find in a Guidebook

shoes and please take off your shoes sign at shrine in Thailand

If you need to find someone who can speak English and you’re not in a tourist area, go to a pharmacy. Pharmacies are almost always staffed by licensed pharmacists and you can’t graduate from pharmacy school in Thailand without using English. If you read or hear “lemon” or “lemonade” in Thailand, then 99.9% sure it’s a lime, not a lemon. For some reason, most Thai dictionaries and schoolbooks teach the… Read More


close up shot of Thailand map showing Chiang Mai and around

Central Thailand Ang Thong  |  Ayutthaya  |  Bangkok  |  Chainat  |  Kanchanaburi  |  Lopburi  |  Nakhon Pathom  |  Nonthaburi  |  Pathum Thani  |  Phetchaburi  |  Ratchaburi  |  Samut Prakan  |  Samut Sakhon  |  Samut Songkhram  |  Saraburi  |  Singburi  |  Suphanburi Eastern Thailand Chachoengsao  |  Chanthaburi  |  Chonburi  |  Nakhon Nayok  |  Prachinburi  |  Rayong  |  Sa Kaeo  |  Trat Northeastern Thailand Amnat Charoen  |  Bueng Kan  |  Buriram  |  Chaiyaphum  |  Kalasin  |  Khon Kaen  |  Loei  |  Maha Sarakham  |  Mukdahan  | … Read More