For many people, visiting Thailand is a rite of passage. Slightly exotic, mostly comfortable, great weather, food and friendly people – the perfect spot to dip your toe in the water with your first independent backpacking trip. For one reason or another we’d never made the trip… until now. Tucked away down south we found some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
There’s something unique about long train journeys; a hint of romance, a pinch of nostalgia, visions of The Darjeeling Limited. We decided to ride the rails for the 839km trip from Bangkok to Trang, in Thailand’s far south. It was a beautiful experience that attested to the sentiment ‘it’s as much about the journey as the destination.’
Tucked away in one of Bangkok’s more obscure suburbs is the incredible and very peculiar Papaya Studio. A vintage shop with no price tags, a museum with no floor plan, an arcane wonderland so large and diverse you could spend a full day inside and not see even half of it… this place is one of a kind.