Archive for the 'Bangkok' Category

Jan 24 2012

Bangkok versus Chiang Mai

The two cities that are arguably the most popular for travellers in Thailand, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, clearly have a lot to offer. How do they compare, in a nutshell? (Yes, we know we’re succumbing to some cliches here, but it’s part of the fun…) The food Chiang Mai: Signature khao soi; Isaan papaya salad, … read the full post

Jan 18 2012

Bangkok’s secret lunch and shopping spots

Published by under Food,Shopping

Walking down any Bangkok street, you’ll be bombarded with vats of pork soup and made-to-order som tam. So many options; how do you choose? For a mouthwatering Thai lunch, I avoid the obvious tourist traps and do as Bangkokians do: eat in a “tent”. Around business districts, like Phloen Chit, Silom and Asok, lunch spots … read the full post

Jan 13 2012

US warns of Bangkok terrorist threat — updated for January 18

Published by under Health & safety

Around 15:30 today (Friday the 13th no less) the US Embassy in Bangkok sent out an email alert warning of a potential terrorist threat in Bangkok. The email was shortly after retracted, then, we’ve just learned, re-issued. ABC has a story on it here. As is typical of this style of warning, it is frustratingly … read the full post

Jan 12 2012

How to eat street food: Thai coffee

Published by under Food

Our How to Eat series explores popular street food in Thailand and explains the how-and-what of ordering. Ready, set, EAT. The sun rises high and hot in Bangkok; monks pad up and down the streets begging for alms, motorcycle taxis cruise alleys for fares, soi dogs sniff at offerings left roadside, and coiffed bank tellers, … read the full post

Dec 30 2011

Dancing Matt comes to Thailand

If you’ve spent much time on the internet over the past decade, chances are, at some stage, you will have sat though one of the “Dancing Matt” videos on Youtube. American Matt Harding put together a short video of himself and his distinctive dance in a number of countries around the world in 2003 and … read the full post

Dec 14 2011

December getaways: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Tis the season to be jolly, or if you are in Thailand, hang out by the beaches, trek alongside elephants, or stand under a waterfall. Thailand, a Buddhist country, may not have a traditional white Christmas, but there are plenty of easy-to-get-to getaways just outside of Bangkok for fun in the sand. If you’re looking … read the full post

Dec 05 2011

How to eat street food: Noodle soup

Published by under Food

Our How to eat series explores common street food in Thailand and explains the how-and-what of ordering. Ready, set, EAT. Noodle soup is one of the most common dishes served on the footpaths and sidewalks in the Kingdom — it can be found in tiny alleys behind a wat, next to convenience stores, and on … read the full post

Dec 02 2011

Thailand’s Big Mountain Music Festival

Published by under Events

Music. Tents. Omelettes. Massages. If you want a true “Thai” experience, head to Thailand’s biggest music festival, the third annual Big Mountain Music Festival (BMMF3) on December 10-11, 2011 in Bonanza Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima. Most tourists travelling through Thailand don’t get to experience Thai music, besides the occasional Thai hit blasting on your taxi’s … read the full post

Nov 25 2011

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Samet

You have some time to kill before a big trip, or a weekend to spare. You want to stay near Bangkok but get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ko Samet is in no way an overseas destination island — that is, if you’re travelling to Thailand for the first time and … read the full post

Nov 22 2011

Bangkok floods: “Travellers to Bangkok have nothing to worry about”

Published by under Floods

While Bangkok appears to be over the worst of the floods, the surrounds are still mopping up and travellers are still asking about whether it’s safe to come to the Thai capital. We spoke with Kirsty of Poi and Kirsty, a British blogging duo living in the Big Mango and travelling around Asia, about their … read the full post

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