Monthly Archives: May 2011

Thai Food- Pictures & Descriptions

Check out this blog: Amazing pictures that capture the food you see and eat everyday in Thailand. The author- Richard Barrow- is a fantastic resource, he is an active blogger and tweeter and seems to always be out and … Continue reading

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The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is a Big Buddha

Wat Pho has a huge Buddha- the reclining Buddha. It’s fun to take someone visiting Bangkok to see the reclining Buddha and watch for their “oh damn, that is a big Buddha” look. The bottom of the feet are great- … Continue reading

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Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

The Chao Phraya river runs through Bangkok into the Gulf of Thailand, runs through Bangkok might not be accurate as it twists and turns all through the city. There are many great places to visit along the river, this photo … Continue reading

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A Picture from Wat Pho

A friend visited from New York City- I played tour guide to all the big sights and sounds (and a few out of the way sights and sounds). I took this picture at Wat Pho and really like the way … Continue reading

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Jim Thompson House

Go visit. It’s a great look at “old” Thai style, architecture and art. It’s easy to find (just off BTS National Stadium stop) and the story of Jim Thompson is a good one.

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Bangkok Street Food Statistics

I love the street food in Bangkok- you should too. The Bangkok Post published some statistics about street food in Bangkok, highlights: Thb54.75 billion is total amount spent on street food annually 80% of Bangkokians eat street food more often … Continue reading

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Bangkok- Sinking and Rising

A Thai friend told me that Bangkok sinks 1/2″ each month, yet grows 1″ each month. This is part joke and part fact- Bangkok largely sits on water with “klongs” or canals everywhere; it is said that Bangkok is sinking … Continue reading

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2011 Election in Thailand- Of Dissolving Parliaments and Rising Hitmen

Thailand will hold an election on July 3, Parliament has been dissolved. Okay, to be clear, Bangkok is safe and the upcoming election on July 3 has not caused any disruption to life in Bangkok and most of Thailand. Oddly, … Continue reading

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Lame Update- Long Time Between Posts

The boring update….about a month between posts, I’ve been working back and forth between Singapore and Bangkok and simply got behind in my updates. The oddest thing happening right now in Bangkok is not the election or the fact Parliament … Continue reading

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