The best place to live in Bangkok for teachers

Onnud has got the lot!

In the past, all we had was a Tesco, Big C and the beer garden. It was pretty barren. But it's distance from the "city center" and subsequent lower rents, while still having access to the BTS, has made it a popular choice for expats.


Why I'm happy to work weekends in Bangkok

Days off during the week can be a joy

Bangkok, it must be said, can be pretty nasty on a weekend. There are almost no benefits of having these two days off work compared to taking the days off in midweek. Not that I can see.


Hunting down Bangkok's street art

A pleasant way to while away a couple of hours in Bangrak

If you are looking for something different to do on a sultry Bangkok afternoon, you could do a lot worse than hunt down some of the city's street art in Bangrak (which is at the lower end of Silom Road)


How far does a 40K salary go in Bangkok?

Will you be living well - or simply surviving?

Is it possible to live in Bangkok on a 30,000 baht teacher salary? OK, let's really drill down those numbers.


The Friese-Greene Club: An undiscovered gem

A great place in Bangkok for the movie buff

If you want to try out a different type of cinema, I recommend the Friese-Greene Club: Bangkok's unique and free theater.


Seriously, I know where the airport is.

My response to the expression that always grinds my gears

I stood on Sukhumwit's congested footpath and allowed my mind to wander for a second or two. Back to the 15th September 1989 and my very first day in Thailand. How it was all so different back then.


A free classical music concert in Bangkok?

That sounded like something different to do

I recently stumbled upon an advert in Bangkok Magazine for a free symphony concert being held at Thailand Cultural Center near the MRT stop of the same name, and having never been to a classical concert figured it would be a great experience.


Weekend madness

When getting out and about in Bangkok just isn't worth it

Many years ago, I was browsing one of those Bangkok ex-pat forums and there was an interesting thread on the topic of ‘the downsides of living in Bangkok'. One of the forum members - a middle-aged wife of a business expat - chipped in with the following contribution (and for some reason I have never forgotten it)


A river island

The fascinating island of Koh Kred in Bangkok

Have you ever heard of an island in the middle of a river? It sounds absurd, right? But there is an island 20 kilometers away from Bangkok where a lot of locals and foreign travelers/tourists frequently go to escape from the noise in the city. In fact, according to "Lonely Planet," Thailand's travel information and guide, this place ranks #7 out of 792 things to do in Bangkok.


Movie madness

Property choices for movie buffs

If you are interested in living on Sukhumvit like many expats, then there are three main cinema complexes, all with multi-screens and English language films showing every day.


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