First Time in Bangkok? Here’s How Not to Hate It.

View from a Tuk tuk in Bangkok

Considering I have been to Bangkok seven times (and just had to talk myself out of No8) it might surprise you to hear I hated it the first time I went. So did The Boyfriend (who is now as addicted to the place as I am). It’s a story I hear over and over again …

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The Best Cheap Eats in Bangkok: Our Favourite Spots

Smiling servers with coloured desserts at MBK Food Island, Bangkok

It’s 8am and I’m the only non-Thai in the packed restaurant. Nothing is in English but that’s not a huge problem as the restaurant only serves one dish – and it comes from the huge steaming cauldron bubbling at the front of the shop. I’m in Jok Prince, in Bangrak, home to one of the …

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Why Cooking With Poo is THE Bangkok Cooking Course to Choose

Lemongrass salad on a white plate at Cooking With Poo, Bangkok

There are many cooking classes in Bangkok – most of them have pretty names involving elephants, colours or spices (or some combination of the three). I choose one called Cooking With Poo, but as much as the name makes me giggle, it wasn’t the reason for my choice. In fact, there were actually two important …

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Unicorns, Mermaids & Moomins: Bangkok’s Best Theme Cafes

Woman sitting on sofa surrounded by cuddly unicorns at the Unicorn Cafe, Bangkok

Every so often I get a message on my Facebook page from a friend saying ‘saw this place and thought of you’…this place is the Unicorn Cafe in Bangkok. And when I went to Bangkok earlier this year it was literally the first place I went. Which proves two things a) my friends pay no …

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Eating by Emoji at Gaggan, Bangkok

Emoji Menu showing you what you eat at Gaggan Bangkok

Gaggan restaurant in Bangkok serves amazing food and has won award after award because of it – but that’s not why there’s a Gaggan review on Destination>Differentville; it’s on here because the Gaggan menu is written entirely in emojis – and you have no idea exactly what you’ve eaten until the end when you’re given …

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How To Get to Maeklong Railway Market – For Just 25 Baht

Train going down a railway track surrounded by fruit and vegetables at Maeklong Railway Market near Bangkok, Thailand

Joy, joy, joy and happiness – that was me the day I finally got to go to the Maeklong Railway Market near Bangkok and stand by the side of the tracks as a huge great locomotive thundered about three inches past my nose. However, that wasn’t the only fun bit about my day – because …

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