What we cannot do for you
We are not your typical tour operator. We do not take you to places listed in the Lonely Planet and on Trip Advisor. Other tour operators can do that for you. And just because we do not take you there does not mean it is not worth doing. Go and see the Grand Palace. Shop till you drop in glossy malls. Party on Khao San Road (if you have not already). But you do not need us for that.
What separates us from the rest
You need us to see sides of the city that might otherwise be overlooked: places and perspectives most tour operators leave out, have never heard of or assume you cannot be bothered to try and reach. Each stop has been selected because it reveals something about the essential nature of Bangkok, and the strange, sometimes secret, things that make it the unique place that it is. Bangkok has no shortage of interesting experiences to share.
You also need us to experience the magic what it is to be Thai. Never colonised, Thai culture retains nuanced ancient meaning in the most ordinary things. The days are colour coded, lucky numbers dictate prices, window grilles become guardian angels and tattoos entrance the wearer. We help you to understand the deeper meaning behind these things, how Thai people think, and more.
We drag you out of the usual tourist comfort zones and send you – while taking you by the hand and leading you all the way – across the city, deep into the suburbs, up rivers and down dark alleyways. You are guaranteed to see something – something – that you have never seen before.
If you have read this far we are assuming you already have something of an adventurous nature. You do not mind catching the local bus or eating from street stalls. You are in able to get to the meeting point on your own and you are prepared to scratch beyond the surface. But most importantly of all, you have an open mind.
This website is just here to get you started. It was a labour of love, and we hope that you can see that love pouring off every web page. It is a celebration of a city we love, one whose abundant weirdness is what makes it so special. Every traveller has their own Bangkok. We hope that this website will help you to uncover yours – or at least inspire you to get out with us and start looking.