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Dave Stamboulis, Bangkok Local Expert

About Dave

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle trip; he moved there for good in 2005.

Dave's photos have appeared in publications around the world. He is the author of Odysseus’ Last Stand, which received the Silver Medal for Travel Book of the Year in 2006 from the Society of American Travel Writers.  In addition to working for Fodor’s Guidebook to Thailand, his travel stories appear in publications throughout SE Asia. Dave is also Trip Advisor's's photographer for Thailand.

Special Interests

Dave knows a lot about:

  • Best world mountain treks
  • Hidden island paradises
  • Off the beaten path travel

Dave's Special Recommendations for Bangkok

Dave says, "Don't leave Bangkok without seeing a sunset from the top of the Moon Bar.”

10Best Lists by Dave Stamboulis

10Best List

The Best Places to Go for Lunch in Bangkok

Bangkok does come into its own after the heat subsides and the lights go down, but it also has some fabulous places to have a bite to eat for lunch. The range of choices is incredibly wide here,  from the cheapest...