Collected by Sarah Zapiler
Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand
The best Thai massage I had was in a mall. I don't know if it was that my feet were exhausted from walking all day, if my senses were slightly overwhelmed by Chinatown markets or if this massage was actually just that good. Probably a bit of each....
Si Phraya, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
After eating amazing dish after amazing dish, I knew I wanted to leave Thailand knowing how to bring some of the flavors I'd experienced into my own kitchen. Silom Thai Cooking School was the perfect place to do that. Gung, our teacher, was...
Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
J.J market is certainly an experience. There seems to be some organization - clusters of stalls with accessories, lighting, fine art, textiles, leather goods all peppered with food vendors selling everything you can imagine. I am certainly no...
Soi Polo, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Fried Chicken. From little wings on the street to the proliferation of KFCs, it's clear fried chicken plays an important role in the Bangkok diet. But there's nowhere like this (or so they tell me.) What could possibly make good fried chicken...
21, 100 S Sathorn Rd, Silom, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
The Banyan Hotel has several amazing places to catch a glimpse of the breadth of Bangkok. AFARer John Galante recommended the Moon Bar at the very top of the 61-story building. Unfortunately when I arrived there was a private event being held. The...
Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
The area is a vacation mecca for Thais, so there are plenty of hotel options. For me, neither the costly and bland upper-end hotels or the dirt cheap and dirt dirty lower-end hotels had much appeal. Hotel Baan Khachathong was a perfect medium. For...
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