Author: Simon Philipp

Simon is the Founder and Chief Explorer at Expique. Whilst originally from the UK, he has lived in Thailand for over 10 years

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The Ultimate Guide to Som Tum (Papaya Salad)

Som Tum (ส้มตำ) is a form of spicy Thai salad that is associated as coming from the Isaan province in North-East Thailand.

Exciting Changes At Expique

We have some exciting changes at Expique! In fact, perhaps it is the start of Expique 2.0! Our old team is taking ownership and

Bangkok’s Best Hotels for a Staycation

In 2020, with borders closed, the concept of a staycation became a trend and a staycation in Bangkok presented endless

The Ultimate Guide to Thai Curries

If you are a fan of Thai food, you’ve probably already tried a variety of curries that are available in Thai cuisine.

Royal Thai Cuisine: All You Need to Know

Thailand is unique because it’s one of the last countries in the world that still has a very deep connection to the royal family

10 Thai Salads You Should Try

The Thai word “Yum” (sometimes spelt Yam) means salad so if you see a dish beginning with “Yum” it is

Why Take a Food Tour in Bangkok: 7 Reasons

With the global fame of Thai food and a growing trend for food tourism, it is no surprise that many visitors come to Bangkok to

The Best Markets in The World

When travelling around the world, one thing that most people do is explore the local markets. There are few better ways to dig

The Best Christmas Dinners in Bangkok in 2021

The festive period is almost upon us and for many it is a great excuse to splash out on a lavish Christmas dinner. Most of

Celebrating Christmas in Bangkok

We believe travel should be more than just visiting a location; it should be an experience to cherish for a lifetime. This collection

Loy Krathong – How to Celebrate in Bangkok and Across Thailand

We believe travel should be more than just visiting a location; it should be an experience to cherish for a lifetime. This collection

The Best Thai Cooking Classes in Bangkok

We believe travel should be more than just visiting a location; it should be an experience to cherish for a lifetime. This collection

The 35 Best Things To Do in Bangkok

Bangkok is a huge city and any list of the best things to do can quickly becomes a very long list! This sprawling, multicultural

The Ultimate Guide to Thai Noodle Dishes

Noodle dishes, or as the Thais call it, “guay tiew,” is always a popular option for locals when casually eating. Most noodle

Update: Hibernating in Bangkok

As of April 2021 we are hibernating our tours business until tourism comes back. We are currently accepting bookings for January

20 Things To Do In And Around Chiang Mai

As the cultural capital of North Thailand, there is no shortage of things to do in Chiang Mai. Explore ancient temples, learn

Guide To Chiang Rai And The Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai is Thailand’s northernmost province and a fascinating area to visit. If you’re planning to travel around this

Best Luxury Villas in Phuket

Luxury villas in Phuket have redefined the meaning of exclusivity when it comes to an extravagant holiday. For those looking to

9 of Bangkok’s Oldest Restaurants

The food scene in Bangkok is constantly evolving. Yet there are many great old school restaurants that have defined the food scene

The Best Luxury Hotels in Phuket

Planning to escape to Phuket for some much needed rest and relaxation? In recent years, the is-land has turned into a haven for

Nan Travel Guide: All You Need to Know

If you’re looking to experience Thailand beyond the main tourist trail, be sure to add Nan to your itinerary. Overseas tourists

Things To Do At Night In Phuket

Phuket is a diverse island full of things to do and see. There of course, are also a lot of great things to do in Phuket at night.

Lamphun Travel Guide: All You Need To Know

Lamphun is the smallest province in North Thailand. While it’s true that its big neighbour Chiang Mai can boast more attractions,

What To Do In Phuket Town

The capital of Phuket province, Phuket Town is a hodgepodge of history and culture. The neighborhood is full of things to see and

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