Tag Archives: sightseeing

It’s Friday and Almost Songkran 2011

Friday, sunny and not terribly hot and Songkran is next week. I read this morning that some schools have begun the Songkran celebration with prayers and blessing, so the New Year celebrations are kicking off in Thailand. Songkran is an … Continue reading

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March 2011 Red Shirt & Yellow Shirt Protest Update: No Update, Bangkok is Safe

I have grown weary of the protests in Bangkok, no motivation to be near the protest sites or write about them. The protests seem to dominate the news, but not the lives of Thai people or my life. That seems … Continue reading

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Quick Trip from Bangkok: Ko Samet

The island of Samet (or Samed) is reached via the Rayong Pier, just under a three-hour drive from Bangkok. At the pier you take a boat to the island, about 30 minutes for a high-speed boat. Samet is a nice … Continue reading

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Sky Bar View

The drinks are good, but overpriced. But, the view from Sky Bar in the Lubua State Tower is amazing.64 stories up, Sky Bar takes your breath away.

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The Ultimate Bachelor Pad- Jim Thompson’s House in Bangkok

Go visit. It’s great. Great architecture, great location, great antiques. Great example about living large. Cool story about his disappearance. Just go. The house is only a 5 minute walk from BTS Skytrain Station National Stadium, touring the house(s) and … Continue reading

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Cold Weather & Frost in Thailand

Frost has happened at the highest point in Thailand- Doi Inthanon Mountain just north of Chiang Mai. The cold weather has lead to 35 provinces being declared cold weather disaster zones. For a farang, the weather in a place like … Continue reading

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2011 Protests in Bangkok- Red Shirts and Yellow Shirts

There have not been disruptive protests in Bangkok in the recent months. Well, traffic might have been disrupted by the protest itself, but the protests have not been violent or prolonged. The Red Shirts have been protesting to remember those … Continue reading

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Amazing Thailand App on iTunes- Good Travel Reference and Free

Planning to visit Bangkok and Thailand in the near future? Want to check out some of the top tourist destinations and see pictures. Get the Amazing Thailand App (free) for your iPad or iPhone at iTunes, here is the link: … Continue reading

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Christmas has arrived in Bangkok

The big mango is decorated…..

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Cost for Thai Food on the Street

What does $7.50 buy you to eat on the street? Fried chicken: 2 legs and 3 wings,  2 orders of som tum (spicy papaya salad), 3 servings of sticky rice, 1 plate of yaam (spicy seafood salad), 1 plate of … Continue reading

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