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

Articles by: Simon Philipp

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

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

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

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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 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

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

5 Unique Things To Do in Phuket

Phuket is among the top destinations for visitors to the Kingdom. Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is famous for its beaches,

5 Best Coffee Roasters in Phuket

There is nothing better than a piping hot fresh cup of coffee. In recent years, coffee culture has exploded on Phuket. The island

What to See & Do in Rattanakosin Island – Bangkok’s Old Town

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Bangkok

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What to Do at Night in Bangkok

Bangkok by night has a reputation for its “after-dark” scene and is sometimes known as “A City That Never Sleeps”. Unfortunately,

24 Hours in Bangkok – The Ultimate But Crazy Version

With so many things to do in Bangkok, the question is how to achieve it all if you only have a limited amount of time. We decided

Introducing The Young Explorers Club

This is an old article and The Young Explorers Club is no longer running Technically this is actually the re-launch as we briefly

Expique’s Guide to the New Year in Bangkok

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The Best Tour in Bangkok (and The Best in Thailand)!

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17 Reasons Why Our Bangkok Night Lights Tuk Tuk Tour is The Best Tour in Bangkok

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The Changing Traditions of Drinking Tea in Thailand

When it comes to the tea culture & traditions in Thailand, more stays the same than changes. In this article we address the

In Search of Bangkok’s Best Pad Krapao

If you ask someone in Bangkok what is the most stereotypical street food dish, then Pad Kaprao (often spelt krprow) will regularly

Our favourite Thailand train trips from Bangkok

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