Archive for the 'Bangkok' Category

Jun 27 2011

Bangkok beach getaways: Hua Hin, Ko Samet and Ko Chang

Published by under Bangkok excursions

For most travellers coming to Thailand, beaches are part of the allure. Scores of incredible islands and beaches wait to be explored all over the region, but a couple of spots not too far from Bangkok are perfect for those looking to get out of town for a few days. Hua Hin One of the oldest … read the full post

Jun 24 2011

Khlong Toei wet market: Wet (market) dreams

Published by under Shopping

Some people, including we at Travelfish.org, love to shop for food. Shiny foreign grocery store packed to the gills with Tetra Pak boxes of wine, bread by the metre, cheese oozing from a counter managed by an angry white-haired French lady? That will take a couple of hours to explore, minimum. Khlong Toei market in … read the full post

Jun 23 2011

Electronics shopping at MBK

Published by under Phone & internet,Shopping

Upon arriving in Bangkok, one of my first orders of business was purchasing a mobile phone. A day or so of asking around resulted in the same advice from multiple sources: buy a phone from MBK, the huge mall located in the Siam Square area. More than slightly overwhelming, MBK is a frenzied mall that seems … read the full post

Jun 22 2011

Art Stalkers: Gallery trawling in Bangkok

Published by under Art & culture

Artist Elizabeth Briel is set to host Art Stalkers this Saturday June 25, a walk through some of Bangkok’s best art galleries and spaces. We spoke to her about what she hopes to achieve with the walks, which she plans on holding on the last Saturday of the month — wherever she may be. Travelfish.org: … read the full post

Jun 20 2011

Cycling in Bangkok

Published by under Sightseeing & activities

Finding pleasant ways to be outside in Bangkok is a never-ending quest for me. It is humid, there are crowds, more often than not I have just sludged through an opaque ankle-deep puddle. With the goal of spending the day outside and making my way to new territory I spent a recent Sunday afternoon on … read the full post

Jun 17 2011

Tax refund for tourists in Thailand: free cash

Published by under Money & costs

It’s not exactly the sexiest of programmes, but Thailand’s Tax Refund for Tourists scheme can add up to a significant chunk of change to take home after your holiday. There is a lot of buy in Bangkok. Electronics rule the roost at Bangkok’s Mah Boon Krong Centre (MBK), but there are deals to be had … read the full post

Jun 15 2011

Literary high tea at the Mandarin Oriental

Published by under Sightseeing & activities

I am a sucker for any experience that will allow me to imagine I am living in a Brontë novel. To my mind, any window to the past is a delight, be it a 19th century read, or old-world architecture and eats. While staying at the Mandarin Oriental will be out of my price range … read the full post

Jun 13 2011

A review of Eating Thai Food

Published by under Book reviews,Food

Bangkok is one of the best cities in the world for street food (I would argue the best, but proof is not actually in the pudding as the pudding quality is unfortunately subjective). There are noodles and rice and fish and pork and, uh that green looking thing and that mushroom that looks like a … read the full post

Jun 10 2011

Bangkok: What to drink

Published by under Food

Just as each country has a famous dish or two so too does each country have its famous beverage — or three. In Bangkok, the celebrity beverages are aimed at helping drinkers to cope with the heat. In between guzzling vats of water, which you should be in this climate, take a chance on Thailand’s … read the full post

Jun 09 2011

German beer hall, Thai-style

Published by under Food

Despite the drunken-backpacker Khao San Road cliche, real beer can be hard to find in Bangkok. There are a few places worth checking out, including House of Beers and BeerVault, but brewpubs aren’t common. Enter one of our favourite beginnings to an evening: Tawandang German Brewery. Tawandang is a brewery only as Thailand could imagine … read the full post

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