Train travel in Thailand is tempting. It's cheap, offers a chance to see more rural and wild areas of the country, and is a great opportunity to catch up on some reading. All this, while enjoying a bit of extra leg room when compared to a car or bus. Plus, with the overnight train from Bangkok to . . .
In 2000, The Beach may not have garnered great critical reception, but we can all appreciate what the film starring Leonardo Dicaprio tried to give us: a vision of paradise (and how it can go wrong, but we'll ignore that part). While it was shot on Thailand's Koh Phi Phi nearby, Alex Garland's . . .
If you’ve spent time in Ayutthaya (about an hour-and-a-half train ride north from Bangkok), you may know that the overnight train going north to Chiang Mai (and various stops along the way) doesn’t pass through until later in the evening. While this makes perfect sense for an overnight train, it . . .
I was super excited for the opportunity to visit Chiang Mai. So much so that I decided a 14-hour train ride each way would be worthwhile. Though the train was a less-than-favourable method of transport, the destination made up for the cost. Chiang Mai is a must-visit for those seeking a happy medium . . .