Today we’re featured on Product Hunt. It has been a strange 24 hours.

The Window Seater Product Hunt page!

Resisting Expletives

I set up the Window Seater Product Hunt page about a week ago. I put a lot of thought into it, and felt that it looked pretty snazzy. Which is why I was a bit miffed that it didn’t even come up in the search bar when I typed out “Window Seater”!

So, in a search for answers (or at least someone to complain to) I clicked on Product Hunt’s little help button and chatted with a guy that explained that you need to be “featured” in…

We’re looking for a very independent and passionate traveller that is interested in combining a funded holiday with work experience in a tech startup. Apply here.

WindowSeater a new mobile app that is aiming to enrich the journeys of curious travellers. Check out for more info about what we have planned.

Our last WindowSeater Travel Fellow travelled 5,000km across Thailand, met hundreds of travellers, saw and learnt about incredible places, and learnt from being part of a great new startup. We’re now looking for a new Travel Fellow to help launch WindowSeater in Thailand.

What’s the task?

WindowSeater has been doing a…

While testing WindowSeater, we came to know Hua Lumphong Station well. It’s a magical place. Its a Miyasaki-esque dreamscape, perhaps sitting in a kink in our space-time continuum, and probably populated by spirits and ghosts. It doesn’t really fit in modern day Bangkok. Its an otherworldly stop that, for now, us rail travellers in Thailand often have little choice but to make.

I spent many hours there. Learnt a fair bit about it. And had some odd experiences there. Thought I might share them with you.

Firstly, some history

The Thai railway network was inaugurated at the site of Hua Lumphong in 1897…

A train trip both sad and uplifting. This WindowSeater summary will tell you how to get the most out of the journey.

Hanging out the window on the Death Railway

Lets start with a little exercise: I want you to imagine a long line of people laying down, from head to toe. 1 in every 10 people is an Allied soldier. The other 9 in every 10 people you pass is a civilian from Southeast Asia or the Subcontinent. Zoom out. …

A Greek man once almost became a the King of Siam, and some of the most cherished Thai desserts were invented by his wife. Believe me?

Prang Sam Yot, Lop Buri

When taking the Bangkok <> Chiang Mai train, your carriage will pull into Lop Buri station right next to three ancient Khmer stupas (Prang Sam Yot) covered in Macaque monkeys. I first took this train when researching the Bangkok <> Chiang Mai by rail WindowSeater, and after hours of central Thailand floodplains and rice paddy, the sight was a big surprise. The stupas look so different from others you see on the line, and…

Having travelled most of the Thai rail system, WindowSeater has 6 tips to make an rail trip in Thailand a comfortable and fun experience.

If you hail from a place where you can sip chilled wine in an immaculately clean and comfortable train as it slices through countryside at an awesome clip without so much as a wobble, you might be challenged by the State Railways of Thailand (SRT). But with the right attitude and equipment, train travel in Thailand can be marvelous!

1. Lower expectations of comfort, but experience varies so choose the right train

SRT has a menagerie of rolling stock, but a train into Bangkok from the airport is likely…

This is the first WindowSeater trip summary we’ve developed, and there should be plenty more to come. Its for people looking for information on what to expect for this journey.

Departures Hall at Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Station

This WindowSeater took the daytime train from Bangkok to Chiangmai. It was a nice ride, but a tad too long to be honest. Some regret were later felt in not choosing the comfort, unconciousness, and free night of accommodation that the overnight sleeper version of the train would have provided. …

Why “window”, and why WindowSeater.

“Window or Ailse” is a question you are probably asked a few times a year. It really comes down to how you view travel. Let me flesh this question out, and at the same time give you the story and philosophy behind WindowSeater — our new mobile app that enriches journeys with astonishing stories of the world outside your window.

Why Aisle?

Aisle is clearly the more practical way to travel: you get in and out of there faster, you don’t have to bother someone when you want to stretch your legs or powder your proverbial nose…


Connecting you to the astonishing world outside your window, with an app that’s launching soon! Interested? Go to

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