BANGKOK: in Search for a Greener Side

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written by Coeur de Saigon

Traffic jams.

Pink taxis stuck in that traffic jam.

Sky Trains (BTS) rumble from above.

MRT speeds its way from underneath.

Tremendously huge chain of shopping malls.

Street vendors display their skewers with smokes.

That was my first impression on the 14-million-population city. It seemed unkind (at first) for a natural seeker, though rejoice metropolitan travelers. I had traveled to quite a few cities, from Tokyo to Singapore, Hong Kong to where I base, Ho Chi Minh City; I was okay with Bangkok.

Yet, Bangkok is unlike any cities I have been to.

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“Less” traffic is like this in Bangkok

In term busy traffic, Tokyo and Hong Kong cannot compete with Bangkok. The traffic here is indeed busy. It resembles Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, during high traffic hours in spite of the many “Sky” traffic and underground public transportation. Yet, the public transportation, specifically BTS, block…

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KOH LARN: Thailand’s easy island venture

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A basic guide and our travel moments on this humble yet beautiful island. Simply not the best, nor the average.

To be honest, there is no easy way to get to the beautiful Thai southern islands without a flight from Bangkok to Phuket. It may cost you around 50 to 75 USD for a round-trip ticket. Due to our budget, from Bangkok, we decided on a land – water route to get to Koh Larn which is a island (according to our research on the Internet, of course) located just 20-minute on ferry from Pattaya. It is an easy choice for us to get to the sea by the quickest and the cheapest way, yet it turned out to be very satisfying.

Arrival and accommodation on Koh Larn

Forget about Agoda and Trip Advisor’s convenience on booking a hotel; because the locals do it better on Koh Larn.

We hesitate…

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