For those who aren’t familiar with it, Khao San Road and the area surrounding it is a destination for independent travelers (especially backpackers) and is a carnival-like scene riddled with guest houses, street food, beer gardens, internet cafes, travel agencies, 24-hour tailors, tattoo parlors, used bookstores, souvenir sellers, hair braiders, fortune tellers, gurus, con artists, felafel stands… You probably get the picture. It is, in a word, “wonderful,” and a rare enduring gem in a part of the world that is modernizing faster than I could have ever imagined.

Kevin (เควิน) Khaosan

Kevin (เควิน) Khaosan

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Stalking the Elusive Beauty of Phu Chi Fa

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Map of Old Khao San Road – by Nancy Chandler

Sometimes its nice to have one of those big cartoony tourist maps of a place to walk around and... read more

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Then and Now: Wat Pho – Farang Guard

During a recent trip to Thailand we “retook” some pictures that we had taken about 10 years earlier. Great... read more

Then and Now: That’s a really big snake! (Bangkok Snake Farm)

Bangkok Snake Farm Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (or สวนงู สถานเสาวภา สภากาชาดไทย) Kids are fearless.  These two just had to hold the... read more

Then and Now: Thai Iced Tea on a hot hot day!

Thai Iced Tea is a wonderful sweet tea (with a flavor reminiscent of maple syrup earthiness) that usually has... read more

Airport Pickup From Airport to Anywhere in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the rest of Thailand

Kick off your holiday with a convenient start… with an Airport Pickup! From the airport to ANYWHERE in... read more

Bridge over River Kwai and dinner in Kanchanaburi

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A bridge, elephants, temples, and green: beautiful Kanchanaburi Province

Only a few hours from Bangkok is Kanchanaburi Province. Green and lush this time of year. Mountains and lots... read more