With our sixth trip back to Thailand, we had a chance to explore with our friends that were visiting from the US. It was a fun-filled ten days showing them all that we love about Bangkok, exploring the island of Koh Samet together, and taking in the craziness of Pattaya. In this episode, we discuss Muay Thai fighting, street food, the adult life options, and why Pattaya is built for the male western traveler. Beaches, beer, and scooters. Buckle up.
Main Topics Covered:
Why Thailand Rocks
Links Mentioned in the Episode:
Google Fi – the best phone plan for international travelers
Nixplay – unbelievable digital frame to share all of your travel photos
Our friends, Chris and Arlene, joined us for ten fun-filled days in Thailand.
If you want more details on Bangkok (this was our 6th trip) check out Podcast 8: In LOVE with Bangkok (and a Visit to the Hospital).
Sukhumvit is our favorite place to stay when in Bangkok.
The Patpong Night Market is wild as hell and a ton of fun.
Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha) is a must-visit location in Bangkok.
Scooters are part of the culture and a great way to see the city and get around.
Koh Samet has beautiful views, an authentic vibe, and plenty of beaches to chill on.
Ao Phrao Beach is the best beach on the island of Koh Samed and is clean, warm, and clear.
We have also visited Ko Phi Phi Islands, Thailand (Incredible Beaches) which are more active than the quiet Koh Samet vibe.
Pattaya is an adult playground with plenty of nightlife options.
Muay Thai Fighting is a must-see event if you love sports. The competition is fierce and the rituals are fantastic. We attended Max Muay Thai for 2,000 baht each. Yes, the price is steep but it was well worth it.
Pattaya is different in Patong with the range of bars and size. We discuss The Insane Nightlife of Patong, Thailand (What to do in Patong 2018). Both are crazy in their own way.
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You mentioned 5.00 hostels…please elaborate on safety, quality, recommendations? Thank you!
Sorry, Tara. We did not stay in these hostels but spoke with several travelers that did. You will have to research on what is available in the areas you hope to travel.