Ducati Hyperstrada Crash Thailand

Ducati motorcycle Crash in Thailand

Well in the last 12 mths, I have riden two different motorcycles, the Kawasaki Versys 650cc and the Ducati Hyperstrada 821cc. These two bikes have seen me rack up nearly 30’000km all over Thailand and Laos. I have seen a lot, in terms of stupidity I have seen it all. Bad drivers exist, and as…

Khao Krajom Mountain Suan Pheung district Kawasaki Versys

So you want to buy a Big Bike in Thailand?

So you want to buy a Big Bike in Thailand? Having now gone through the process twice while I have been in Thailand I am going to reflect on some points that are extremely import to take into consideration when you are buying your big bike. Taking you back, I bought my first bike, a…

Thailand placed 2nd in world for road deaths; Why?

Thailand road deaths place it 2nd in world; Why?

After a recent story in the Bangkok Post relating to Thailand road deaths placing it the second highest in the world behind Libya, I wanted to expand upon the well written story with some personal insights from a farang in Thailand. I have lived in the Kingdom now for near on a year, and in that…

Maeklong Train Market

Maeklong Train Market exposes unique culture

The Maeklong Railway runs between Wongwian Yai, Bangkok, and Samut Songkhram in central Thailand. Visiting Thailand for the first time, it almost seems quintessential to visit certain things, one of them is the culture of the train markets and none are a better display of this authentic experience than the Maeklong Train Market, south east of the heart of…

Songkran Ban Pong Ratchaburi

Songkran in Thailand join the amazing chaos

Songkran: a festival celebrating the traditional Thai New Year, held in April and marked by the throwing and sprinkling of water. Now this is the official definition of the festival, which by all accounts sounds like a beautifully unique and spiritual experience, but the reality is further from these sentiments. Reading all the news that…

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Is there rising violence in Thailand?

Data from the University of Washington shows that Thailand has one the highest rate of gun-related deaths out of ten countries in Asia, reports Channel News Asia, confirming what many have suspected for some time: the Kingdom may just have a gun problem on its hands. Now the question begs is this only a gun issue or something more sinister…

Kawasaki Z800 Big Bike Rental Bangkok 1

FREE Helmet with Motorcycle Rentals from BBRB

Getting around when you’re on holidays can become part of the bigger adventure when you add two wheels into the mix. Touring Thailand on a choice of big bikes can make for a whole world of fun but who do you rent from with confidence ensuring not to be scammed? This is where a Bangkok…

Ban Pong Ratchaburi Farang's Renting a Condo in Thailand

Farang Renting a Condo in Thailand

Well if you have been following any of my adventures, you might have noticed I have a base camp. I decided on finding somewhere that was handy to highways to be able to get about on the motorbike, as well as somewhere quiet and out of the way from main tourist areas. I live in…

Hellfire Pass Thailand

Top 5 BEST of Kanchanaburi Thailand

Number 1: Wat Tham Khao Noi is located in Kanchanburi next to Wat Tham Sua. This temple is worth witnessing first hand due to it’s unique 100 year old Chinese style architecture, known as Mahayana style. The temple was constructed in 1881, with the first monk to reside in the temple being of Chinese descent…

Khao Ngu Stone Park

Top 5 Places to visit in Ratchaburi Province

Number 1: Khao Bin Cave is located 20km from the Ratchaburi city, approximately 85km from Bangkok along the road to Chom Bueng. This cave Temple Cave is the largest in the region, with walking paths entering the caverns 300 mtrs into the dimly lit darkness. The price for entry is a mere 20thb and it’s worth every penny….