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Finally! Bangkok Clamps Down on SideWalk Riders

Finally! Bangkok Clamps Down on SideWalk Riders

If you have ever been to Thailand, the roads can be chaos and that is why in my last article, I discussed the topic of taxi’s and the new campaign which has been put in place to counter taxi drivers refusing rides, which you can […]

You Will Never Guess What Taxi Drivers Have Been Doing in Bangkok

You Will Never Guess What Taxi Drivers Have Been Doing in Bangkok

Taxi drivers in Bangkok have been refusing to accept passengers due to their requested destination being of inconvenience. A problem which has been ongoing for a number of years, which myself experienced during my travels, is that simply taxi drivers cannot be bothered to travel […]

Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon

Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon

If you’re planning a honeymoon then Bangkok is one of the best places you could go for one! Below we’re going to tell you all about the experiences you could have on your honeymoon in this brilliant city. You will surely be thrilled with choosing Bangkok as your honeymoon location as there is a lot to be enjoyed in this city as well as a lot of time for you both.

When is the best time to visit Bangkok?

First off you’ve got to think about the weather because Bangkok can be in the transition of monsoons nearly all year round. However, the best time to visit this amazing city is during the months from December through to February as the monsoon season has pretty much dissipated and it’s also not too hot which is always great. Within these months as well you’ll find that everywhere is open which makes it a perfect time within the year for a romantic cruise or even visiting the many wonderful temples that are dotted around Bangkok. If you are thinking about visiting Bangkok within a different season then let us put some statistics below that might deter you.

Summer – March to June – The temperature during this period can be staggeringly hot ranging from 25C to 34C making it one of the hottest places that we Europeans would surely be unable to abide.

Monsoon Period – July to October – During this period within Bangkok you can expect it to never stop raining. Although the rain may cool down the heat by a little bit it will still be quite hot with temperatures ranging from 25C to 33C and the rain also makes Bangkok an extremely humid place as well during these months.

Winter – December to February – During this season Bangkok is at its mildest temperatures of about a minimum of 23C which makes it the perfect time to explore Bangkok as most of the places are teeming with tourists and locals wanting to sell you just about anything that they can!

What can you get up to during your Honeymoon?

There is an abundance of great places that you can visit within Bangkok which are considered marvels. Places like the many great Temples which would definitely be a good start, then you also have the romantic river cruises that you can share with your partner. Some of the river cruises can last a few days so you can sit back relax and enjoy the splendiferous views of Bangkok’s landmarks and more. You’ll also find that there are restaurants across Bangkok teeming with brilliant foods that you must try as a meal in Bangkok is unlike anything else that you could possibly ever experience within the boundaries of Europe.

The Etiquette of Tipping

The Etiquette of Tipping

In the United Kingdom, tipping is completely up to the individual whereas in other countries such as the United States tipping is commonplace and expected. When visiting Thailand you should know that tipping is not customary and there is no requirement for anyone to tip. […]

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Within this article, you’re going to be reading and learning about the top five vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bangkok. These restaurants are voted by their scrumptious food, brilliant setting and the atmosphere you’ll feel. Trust us when we say we’ve been to a lot […]

3 Common Scams To Avoid

3 Common Scams To Avoid

If we are being honest, Bangkok is a great city which is blessed to have a high level of safety compared to other cities in the world. However, just like anywhere on the planet, sadly there are people looking to make a quick quid via scamming tourists. What makes these scams which take hundreds of tbh off people even more annoying is how obvious the warning signals were. All you need to do is stay alert and give a simple ‘No, thank you’ to avoid these classic scam stories

The Tuk Tuk Scam

When you leave your hotel, shopping mall or other tourist destination, you will find a number of Tuk Tuks which will ask for a ludicrous fare even for a short distance journey. A driver may also ask you to help him get free gasoline by going into a shop for a couple of minutes, you don’t even have to buy anything. Usually, in these shops, you end up spending even more money as you feel pressured to buy something.

To avoid this scam, it is as simple as declining the drivers of the Tuk Tuk who are parked near the mall or your hotel.

The Klong Scam

Despite not being as popular as in the past, the Klong scam still catches people out. You will be approached by a friendly Thai man who notices you look lost. He will ask you where you are from and mention football which usually helps become friendly with the guy he’s trying to scam. He speaks English and is friendly so you drop your guard. He offers you a ride on his friend’s boat at a low price which you accept. The tour/ride is real so you may as well enjoy it as sometimes the boat will even stop at a bar where you will be bought a drink. Towards the end of the ride, the boat will stop a few hundred metres away from the pier and you will be asked for an additional 1000 baht which of course you are going to have to pay.

To avoid this scam you need to use your common sense and think about why a stranger is approaching you. Simply smile and decline and if you want to take a boat tour, visit the pier and speak with the guys who run the official rides.

The Grand Palace is Closed Today Scam

One of the most common scams still tricks hundreds of tourists today. If you are walking around near the Grand Palace, a friendly stranger will inform you that The Grand Palace is shut today and that he will take you on a tour of the other temples for a small fee of around 40 baht. Of course, you accept the friendly strangers offer where you will be taken on a journey. Firstly you will be taken to the Tourism Authority of Thailand where you can take advantage of the great travel deals. Apparently, the deals end today despite the fact there are no deals on. You will then be taken to a jewel store. Some of the stones will be real, however, you are scammed into paying over the odds.

To avoid this scam you should consider it a little suspicious that someone is just there to guide you around Temples the day The Grand Palace is closed. These scam artists tend to have a map and umbrella to protect them from the heat. Decline their offer and you have avoided the scam.