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Travel Report: Bangkok to Ayuthaya By Train, Thailand.

April 2015. I didn’t embark on many train journeys during my travels around Thailand. As much as I love rail travel, I’d read that the Thai train system is clunky, slow and unreliable and so it proved during my first and only such trip in The Land Of Smiles. The journey from Bangkok to Ayutthaya leaves […]

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Travel Report: Experiencing Songkran in Bangkok.

April 2015. Mid April is an excellent time to visit Bangkok, with the city transforming itself for Songkran, Thailand’s huge New Year festival. In many districts this annual celebration has morphed into little more than an almighty water war, with locals and tourists alike attacking each other using buckets, balloons and high-powered water guns. Having […]

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Travel Report: Jim Thompson House, Bangkok.

April 2015. Virtually every traveller I met on my wanderings around Thailand hated Bangkok. “It’s not REAL Thailand!” they’d repeat, again and again. I was told to use the capital merely as a transport hub, that I should get out at the earliest opportunity. Unless of course I was a total scumbag visiting specifically as […]

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