Category Archives: Sightseeing

New Years Day- Zombie Apocalypse

7pm, 1 January: what is normally a hustling and bustling street is deserted. No street food, shops closed, even the rats appear to be having a lie in. The long holiday for New Years meant many street food venders and … Continue reading

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Upside Down

This flower/tree has always fascinated me….

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The Size of Bangkok Parks (Running Distance)

  The Bangkok Post published this helpful graphic detailing the size and shape of the parks in Bangkok. Sadly, there aren’t many parks, many areas of the city have precious few trees and very little greenery, but there are a … Continue reading

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The Do and Don’t List

Living in another country and culture you feel a responsibility to represent your own country and culture properly, well, some of us feel that responsibility. Properly is a highly subjective term, at a minimum you feel the responsibility to not … Continue reading

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After Midnight: Bangkok Locals

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Dear Farang

Please don’t do this, please don’t wear things that embarrass yourself and those farang that live in Bangkok and still manage to dress properly. If not for yourself, please do it for us. Thanks, Farangs in Bangkok

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Shopping: Pork & Cock

A trip to the JJ weekend market can be interesting, if you can get past the oppressive heat, throngs of tourists and don’t mind massive repetition. But you can stumble upon some gems, like someone selling various bits of pig, … Continue reading

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Cutting Coconuts with Style

Too good. I took this at the JJ weekend market, there are a number of venders selling coconuts, none with this kind of style and flair. The show of cutting the coconut is worth the thb20 he charges, oh and … Continue reading

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Sunset, Chao Phraya River

I don’t go to the river much, typical excuse is the throngs of tourists at the central piers. Glad I was on the river as the sun was setting, some amazing scenery.

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Lost in Translation: Sign at Chatachak Market

Yeah, at first the ‘fighting cock’ section grabbed my attention in the race to win the award for ‘strangest title for shopping section at the JJ weekend market’, upon further review, ‘creature’ was declared the winner. FYI- I played it … Continue reading

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