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Loi Krathong Festival in Lumpini Park

The Loi Krathong Festival is a held during the flood season on the last full moon in November, the festival centers around floating a krathong into a lake or river when the moon is full and tide is high. The … Continue reading

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Wat Pathum Wanaram

Wat Pathum Wanaram is located in the central shopping district, between the Siam Paragon shopping center and Central World. I have seen this Wat from the BTS Skytrain many times, it is attractive but I never had the desire to … Continue reading

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What you see in Bangkok- Small Street and Big Buildings

One enjoyable part of Bangkok, and many cities in Asia, are the small streets found amongst the massive high rise buildings. In America we have transitional areas of cities, an area of a city that is undergoing the transition from … Continue reading

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Only in Bangkok? Something you might not see anywhere else

I was out walking on Rachadamri Street this morning- around 7:45 a.m. It is common to see Monks out for morning alms about this time, generally morning alms take place from 5:30 a.m. to around 8:00 a.m. What is not … Continue reading

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The Trees, Water and Flowers of Lumpini Park

Taking a look at my earlier post about Lumpini, I spent more time on the lizards of Lumpini than the park itself. To read my introduction to Lumpini and about the lizards: https://faranginbangkok.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/a-visit-to-lumpini-park-sights-sounds-and-lizards/ Lumpini is Bangkok’s Central Park. Regardless of … Continue reading

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Buying Alcohol in Thailand: Mid Afternoon Prohibition

In a follow up on my posting about the banning of alcohol during election voting, I wanted to detail a very odd ban on the sale of alcohol in Thailand. It is illegal to buy alcohol in shops and supermarkets- … Continue reading

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What Doesn’t Translate- Irony

Irony doesn’t translate into other languages.You can add dry humor and sarcasm to the list of “what doesn’t translate”. I fancy myself a funny person, not a pull my finger funny or a pass on water cooler jokes funny, but … Continue reading

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Bangkok: Facts and Figures

Information I found interesting about my new home: Bangkok was founded by Rama I in 1782 and is known to Thais as Krung Themp, which means City of Angels. Krung Themp is shortened form of Bangkok’s full name- the full … Continue reading

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A Visit to Wat Hau Lamphong

Today I visited Wat Hau Lamphong to see the Wat and temple. In Thai Buddhism a Wat is a sacred area/district that houses monks and a temple; it is an entire collection of buildings that usually has a temple in … Continue reading

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Bangkok From Above

Bangkok is massive and has an amazing skyline, home to over 1,000 skyscrapers with more being added everyday. It is the world’s 17th “tallest” city. All of these pictures were taken from the 84th floor of the Baiyoke tower, home … Continue reading

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