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Getting a Taxi in Bangkok

On September 16, 2015, Posted by , In Tips and Guides,Uncategorized, By ,, , With No Comments

  Below are a few tips and information to consider when taking a cab in Bangkok 1) Getting a taxi Hailing a taxi is incredibly easy in Bangkok making it one of the most comfortable places to live.  There are so many, 24-hours a day, and they’re always willing to…

The bus rapid transit system in Bangkok (BRT)

The concept of the Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT) is to bring the level of quality and services of Bangkok’s popular skytrain and subway – to express buses with their own private road lanes.   Officially open in 2011, the BRT runs on dedicated road lanes separated by concrete barriers…

Types and Benefits of Moving Insurance

If you are currently planning a relocation, the one thing you should definitely think about is moving insurance. Accidents are out of your control and can happen no matter how many hours you put into researching or how highly recommended a moving company came.  Just as you would buy insurance…

What are condotels in Thailand?

On September 3, 2015, Posted by , In Pattaya,Tips and Guides,Uncategorized, By ,, , With No Comments

What are condotels? Condotels uses the ownership structure of a condominium with the option of operating it like a hotel. The ‘condo’ half allows you to buy and own units as an outright property investment while the ‘hotel’ half allows you to put them up for rent under the building’s…

Small rental improvements you can do without upsetting the landlord – by Smooth Decorator guest writer

Living in a rented place usually means you have little control over making the place ‘feel like home’. Unless you are blessed with having a truly liberal landlord who put an effort in decorating, which is rarely the case, you might feel stuck. However, this does not mean that you…

Bangkok’s Subway System for Starters

Bangkok’s subway system lets you live in a less expensive part of midtown, provides access to downtown Bangkok and takes you to some useful places that the skytrain doesn’t. Mass Railway Transit (MRT) The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) officially opened in 2004 and is operated by separate government entities than…

List of Pinball Machines in Bangkok

Life-sized games of art you can play, the instant gratification of lighting up a target, striving for perfection or just showing off to the ladies – just some of the reasons behind our fascination with pinball machines. For the expat staying in Bangkok, here is a list of pinball machines…

Furniture designers to look out for – by Smooth Decorator

Guest writer Derek Lotts from Smooth Decorator tells us what Furniture Designers to look out for: Solis Betancourt This Puerto Rican-born designer has always tried to integrate architecture and interiors in his works, showcasing designs which walk a fine line between function on one side and proportion and harmony on…

Quick Moving Tips in Hot Weather

On August 21, 2015, Posted by , In Tips and Guides, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Some quick tips for moving in the heat by FindYourSpace Thailand and Watford Man with a Van moving service UK Drink water What isn’t so obvious is overheating is just as dangerous as dehydration. Drink cold water to lower your body temperature as well as hydrate and don’t stop there….

Skytrain for beginners – Traveling Bangkok made easy

Extremely handy for getting around Bangkok and cheap, the skytrain will let you explore the city, grant you independence and a blessing to live by, especially for foreign visitors.     Bangkok’s Mass Transit System (BTS) The skytrain system in Bangkok is simply referred to as ‘the BTS’, short for…