Archive for the 'Bangkok' Category

May 25 2011

The lazy truth of Bangkok’s delivery meals

Published by under Food

You know those days when leaving the house for any reason feels tragically impossible? Maybe the day’s low temperature is 41 or it’s been pouring since lunchtime and you’ve just set your perm. In comes the too-good-to-be-true reality of delivery in Bangkok. Many of the tastiest restaurants in the city do have delivery service with … read the full post

May 23 2011

Bangkok street food: Heaven in a soup bowl

Published by under Food

Enter: Hat Man. He’s a man who used to wear a hat and serve the best noodle soup (gwuay tiow naam) I’ve ever had. Hat Man used to set up in the alley behind the apartment I was temporarily renting to see if it was possible for me to learn any Thai at all before … read the full post

May 19 2011

Ladyboy cabaret at Calypso

Published by under Bars & nightlife

I believe it’s  safe to say that Bangkok comes with a bit of a reputation. You tell someone you live in Bangkok and their immediate follow-up questions involve ping pong shows, ladyboys and the red light district. The truth of the matter is these after-dark attractions do not factor into my daily life here — … read the full post

May 17 2011

Dinner in Bangkok: BK Magazine’s Top Tables Guide worth its salt?

Published by under Food

Where, exactly, should we find dinner? Well, everywhere in Bangkok — street carts, shophouse restaurants, tables set out underneath an expressway flyover – the strangest locations can yield some amazing flavours. But what about that just-right Italian place? Or a wine bar? Or fancy Chinese food? Travelfish.org loves to drink a bottle of beer under … read the full post

May 16 2011

Exploring the art galleries at Chatuchak Market

Published by under Art & culture

Navigating the shopping maze of Chatuchak Weekend Market can be an entirely overwhelming experience. Without any purpose or sense of direction your big shopping extravaganza can quickly devolve into doing anything possible to find your way out. While it may not seem it at first glance, the market is broken down into highly thematic sections … read the full post

May 14 2011

Skipping Bangkok: How to head east or north straight from the airport

Published by under Transport

Daydreaming of Thailand involves images of mountains and elephants and beaches. No one loses their train of thought in a business meeting imagining lugging their bag into Bangkok from the airport on a local bus. In the words of a Friend-of-Travelfish who lives in Shanghai, “Yes, yes, cultural melange and city-in-transition and all that — … read the full post

May 12 2011

Grocery shopping in Bangkok

Published by under Shopping

It is not terribly hard to wander through Bangkok and stumble upon a restaurant serving some mangled variation of the non-Thai food of your choice, but at the end of the day there is comfort in knowing where the Western food meccas are when you need them. Villa Market Villa Market, a Western-style supermarket chain … read the full post

May 11 2011

Iron Fairies in Bangkok

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Ever feel like not having a night in Southeast Asia? No really, I love it here and all, but every once in a while I want something that doesn’t involve fish sauce or karaoke or being sweaty. Whether you have been travelling for awhile and need a break from beer and buckets, or are just … read the full post

May 06 2011

Left luggage at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Published by under Transport

The ability to free yourself from your heavy pack, even for a few hours, is a luxurious treat. Bangkok’s international airport has an excellent left luggage service. Using left luggage can allow you to enjoy a quick tour of Bangkok unencumbered or leave those conical hats you bought in Vietnam for someone else to care … read the full post

May 03 2011

Karaoke! Karaoke! Karaoke in Bangkok!

Published by under Sightseeing & activities

For the record, before I moved to Asia I hated karaoke. Hated with a capital H. I grew up on the prairies where karaoke was someone named Lurleen screaming a country song about divorcing a dog into a microphone while everyone drank themselves to heaven. There’s something supremely unsettling about having a bunch of drunk … read the full post

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