Archive for the 'Bangkok' Category

May 14 2012

Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market

When visitors come to Thailand, they tend to have a mental to-do list, derived from overheard stories at hostels, or the pages of a guide: ride an elephant, pet a tiger, eat a ripe mango, lay on the beach, and of course, visit a floating market. All of these things are possible, but the problem … read the full post

May 10 2012

Catching minibuses at Victory Monument

Published by under Transport

Technically speaking, Bangkok has only three long distance bus terminals. Yet the buzzing streets around Victory Monument are a base for fleets of minibuses, not to mention endless streams of local buses, a BTS station, and enough taxis, motorbikes and tuk tuks to make your head spin. Finding the right minibus can be tricky because … read the full post

May 01 2012

Chinatown’s Red Shirts (R & L Seafood)

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On one side of Soi Texas (formally known as Soi Phadung Dao), a scraggly soi in the middle of Chinatown, sits the Red Shirts, and on the other, the Green Shirts. The Red Shirts are probably not the ones you are thinking of; the long-standing fracas between the Red and Green Shirts has little to … read the full post

Apr 25 2012

Fabulous buffets in Bangkok

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If you followed our street food adventure series, you’ll know that the best way to experience Thai food is by getting down-and-dirty on the congested Bangkok streets. As a general rule, the cheaper the food, the better the taste; the more limited the menu, the fresher the food. But then there is the other extreme: … read the full post

Apr 14 2012

Bangkok’s best duck noodle soup?

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Thai people are not known for being overly serious about too many things, but when it comes to food, Thailand means business. So when some locals recently let me know about a nondescript restaurant tucked away in Sathorn‘s Larai Sap market that has possibly the best roast duck egg noodle soup (ba mee nahm ped) … read the full post

Mar 21 2012

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport changes

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Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport was supposed to catapult the Thai capital into the ranks of Singapore and Hong Kong when it comes to fancypants airports, but just six years after opening it’s showing signs of serious overcrowding, with complaints of hours-long immigration queues bouncing around Twitter and other social media with increasingly frequency. Too many passengers? … read the full post

Mar 08 2012

Bangkok street food adventures: Rangnam Road, Part 2

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Just when we thought Brock Kuhlman had farewelled us with this swansong on Bangkok’s food for life’s tribulations, we uncover a post of his buried in the depths of the drafts department… So enjoy — but first check out part 1 of this street eating guide here. Walk down the sidewalk 10 metres or so … read the full post

Mar 07 2012

Getting to Ko Kret from Bangkok

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For an easy day trip out of the city with a dose of culture, head to Ko Kret; just don’t expect the white sandy beaches of Ko Phi Phi or Ko Samui. A rustic island on the Chao Praya River, Ko Kret is home to a community of Mon people and is famed for its … read the full post

Feb 24 2012

Bangkok food for your soul

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It’s with a heavy heart that I admit I’m leaving Bangkok; life is pulling in other directions. People wonder why I love living here — it’s hot, chaotic, sometimes heart-breakingly cruel, but I’ve never been happier, or better fed. For me, being well fed apparently makes anything bearable. I respect a culture that in the … read the full post

Feb 16 2012

Bangkok street food adventures: Rangnam Road, Part 1

Published by under Food

Food, glorious food! Bangkok’s Rangnam neighbourhood is tucked between Phaholyothin and Ratchaprarop roads, close to the Victory Monument traffic circle (a major connection point for Bangkok‘s buses and public van services, as well as the BTS). It’s a neighbourhood that holds several hospitals, colleges and a lot of businesses, which mean only one thing to us: … read the full post

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