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October 2018

Land of Smiles

I landed in Thailand, after taking a short flight from Singapore.

Don Mueang is not the main airport in Bangkok, but for where I will be staying for the next month or so it’s ideally suited as it only costs 170 baht (£3.90) in the taxi from the airport to my apartment.

It is worth checking out where you are stopping as both airports are in different areas of the city.

So it is sometimes cheaper to get a flight to the one closer to your accommodation than try and travel across the city as the traffic can be very very bad.

Muang Thong Thani


My plan is to just get into the culture here. So I have found a cheap apartment in an area that is pretty much local for Thai people and therefore a bit off the tourist trail.

So, I have to learn the language quickly as not many people here speak English.

Having said that we have many top outlet shops here. A huge food court and plenty of local food stalls, which similar to Singapore are situated close to the apartments.

If you walk down any street you are sure to find a coffee bar. A street vendor selling all kinds of amazingly tempting food. Many places you can simply sit down and order food, not to mention the odd bar or two.


“Try the street food or local stalls under the apartment blocks, first they are cheap and delicious, second you feel more comfortable, people tend to stare at you when you are not a local and being a farang (Caucasians) you tend to stand out anyway.”

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