Archive for the 'Bangkok' Category

May 07 2012

Bang Khla floating market

Published by under Bangkok excursions

What do you get when you take a picturesque river setting and add friendly locals on row boats serving a plethora of fantastic, traditional Thai food? On a recent day trip to Bang Khla floating market east of Bangkok we found the definitive answer: a lot of very happy people. Like most of Thailand’s modern … read the full post

May 04 2012

Review: Bangkok’s Wat Saket and the Golden Mount

One of Thailand’s most treasured temples, the Golden Mount of Wat Saket glistens above Bangkok’s historic Banglamphu area as imposingly today as it did more than 200 years ago. Wat Saket’s living history, peaceful atmosphere and panoramic views of Bangkok have made it one of my favourite major sites in the city, and when a … read the full post

May 01 2012

Chinatown’s Red Shirts (R & L Seafood)

Published by under Food

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

Published by under Food

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 19 2012

Khlong Suan old market

Published by under Shopping

Chatuchak and Siam Square are great places to shop in Bangkok, but if looking for an authentic, non-touristy Thai market, sometimes it’s necessary to stray off the beaten path. Khlong Suan old market is most certainly out of the way, to put it nicely, or in the middle of nowhere, to be blunt, but for … read the full post

Apr 14 2012

Bangkok’s best duck noodle soup?

Published by under Food

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 29 2012

Wat Arun: The temple of DIY

Wat Pho may be the larger-than-life stunner on the Bangkok temple circuit, but Wat Arun is still a fine lookin’ piece of sacred real estate waiting across the river.  If you are like me and equate the old with the stunning, the decrepit with the intriguing, then Wat Arun is worth a stop on your … read the full post

Mar 21 2012

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport changes

Published by under Transport

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 11 2012

Wat Pho: Larger-than-life beauty

Living in a city where skyscrapers sprout like dandelions and Starbucks open alongside wats, it is easy to forgo historical sites for more modern lures. But Bangkok’s absurd concurrence of the old with the new is the nub of its charm, and the ancient sites are as worthy of a visit as Chatuchak market or … read the full post

Mar 08 2012

Bangkok street food adventures: Rangnam Road, Part 2

Published by under Food

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

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