Cliktrips likes the beach, palm trees, mountain hikes, desertscapes, forest walks, the jungle, tropical islands, swimming pools, lake swims, rocky seaside cliffs, sunsets, soundbaths, hot tubs, the occasional cold plunge, bicycle rides, road trips, spritzes of all kinds, lots of snacks and the colors pink and green. Cliktrips also enjoys late night techno parties, balearic rooftop hangs, weird weekenders, tropical sounds, trippy disco, and dancing ‘til dawn.

 

Quick Tips in Bangkok and Koh Kood, Thailand by Victoria and Jeremy Rodriquez (DJ Chupacabras)

Quick Tips in Bangkok and Koh Kood, Thailand by Victoria and Jeremy Rodriquez (DJ Chupacabras)

Small hotels, markets, boat rides and deserted beaches in Thailand. 

BANGKOK, THAILAND

HIGHLIGHTS:

The Grand Palace

http://www.grandpalacethailand.com/

We were awestruck by the scale, detail and colorful architecture.

Chatuchak Market

http://www.chatuchak.org/

This is one of the world’s largest markets that covers over 27 acres (wear sneakers!). It’s divided into 27 Sections, with more than 15,000 booths selling goods from every part of Thailand, plus just about everything else you could imagine and more. Great vintage too.

Street Food

Make sure you try the street food! We figure out the stalls where the locals ate and sampled amazing BBQ chicken and delicious and strange mushroom, vegetable concoctions on sticks.

STAY:

Lamphu Tree House Boutique Hotel

155 Wan Chat Bridge, Prachatipatai Rd., Pranakorn, Bangkok, 10200 Thailand

+66(0)2 282-0991-2

www.lamphutreehotel.com

Although Trip Advisor awarded it an Excellence Certificate in 2014, the rooms looked a little tired. However the carved antique wall panelling salvaged from traditional thai wooden houses made a nice feature. Location was great. And the hotel has a small, but sometimes overcrowded pool.

KOH KOOD, THAILAND

After Bangkok, we headed to Koh Kood island. We left before sunrise to beat traffic and reduce our six hour journey to three and a half. Then we took a two hour boat ride from Trat to Koh Kood, also known as Ko Kut. It’s the easternmost island in Thailand and the second largest island in Trat Province. Koh Kood is still fairly undeveloped in comparison to many other Thai islands, but there are roads and cars and motorbikes for hire.

STAY:

Bann Makok

No.10, Moo 4, Koh Kood, Trad 23000 Thailand

+66 (0)81-643-9488

www.bannmakok.com

Bann Makok is a small, eco-friendly boutique resort hidden along an inlet connected to the sea. The rooms sit on stilts amongst mangrove trees, with partial outside bathrooms. It was so quiet that all you can hear is the wildlife, kinda freaked Jeremy out at first but I think he got used to it! They also have kayaks available for exploring and a friendly staff that took us out at night on the motorboat to see the magical looking fireflies that light up the tree’s along the river and the green horizon lit up by the squid fishermen (the only lights visible in Thailand from space!).

It’s also worth it to hire motorbikes to explore the island. They are only $6 a day and with so many deserted beaches to discover, hidden little hilltop coffee shops and great seafood restaurants set on the water, it really is the only way to get around.

Victoria is a designer who makes rad italo disco inspired t-shirts here: https://instagram.com/petit_planet/ and Jeremy DJs and makes music here: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/djchupacabras

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