Tag Archives: Bangkok

What to do with 3 Days in Bangkok?

Day 1 Arrive lunch time Taxi to hotel. (all taxis the same, you have one airport queue – I think it is 50 baht extra. Otherwise they use meter and you pay tolls) Take BTS (Skytrain) or MRT (Subway) or … Continue reading

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Bangkok Seashell Museum

Quite by accident I discovered this new little museum down near the end of Thanon Silorn, just up from the State Tower in Bangkok that has Sirroco Restaurant  on the 63rd Floor. It is a delightful 3 story building with … Continue reading

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Lumpini Park in Bangkok

Lumpini Park in Bangkok is a welcome green retreat from the hustle and bustle of the traffic that is the Big Mango. It is approximately 142 acres in size (360 rai in Thai). There is an artificial lake, complete with … Continue reading

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Loy Kratong:

Loi Krathong (also written as Loy Krathong or Loy Gratong, Thai: ลอยกระทง, IPA: [lɔːj kràʔ tʰoŋ]) is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and certain parts of Laos and Burma (in the Shan State). The name means roughly “Floating Crown”, and comes from the tradition of making crowns which are then floated on a river

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How to get around Bangkok

Forget the tuk tuks; they’re dangerous, smelly and overpriced. Forget the motorcycles; they’re dangerous and lack aircon. Forget taxi’s; they get stuck in traffic and are not always easy to find. I will not even mention the stinking, death traps … Continue reading

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Cheap Charlies Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok

Cheap Charlies Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok A must see in Bangkok is Cheap Charlies Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 11. This hole in the wall bar has been an institution for in Soi 11 for years. Actually, it’s just a little … Continue reading

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Traveling Thailand? Tip #1 Buy a Nancy Chandler Map

‪ This blog is about places to visit and see, normally I would not even consider writing a post about a product, but this one is different. And I am not receiving any money to say this nor do I … Continue reading

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Siriraj Medical Museum

Siriraj Hospital Houses the Siriraj Medical Museum, which is actually collection of several smaller museums. It is well maintained in a slightly older building. There are many  collections of real specimens and dioramas, most of the displays are in  Thai, … Continue reading

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Bangkok Bike ride and weekend floating market

One way of seeing Bangkok is by bicycle, you will be much closer to the people and see a lot more than you would from the inside of a mini van. One such tour group that offers bicycle tours of … Continue reading

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Royal Varuna Yacht Club : Thailand

Royal Varuna Yacht Club is really more of a dingy sailing club, but is a very nice option to practise your sailing skills or laze about for a few days. It’s location is Pratumnak Hill, in between South Pattaya and … Continue reading

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