Archive for the tag 'Grand Palace'

Jun 11 2012

Catching the Chao Phraya Express boat

Published by under Transport

Blessedly free from the traffic that chokes the rest of Bangkok, the Chao Phraya Express boats chug passengers up and down the broad river of kings. Aside from being a lot of fun, the long orange-and-white boats provide reliable public transport to parts of the city that aren’t accessed by the skytrain/subway. As of 2015, … read the full post

Feb 13 2012

Exploring Bangkok by commuter train

Published by under Transport

Feeling bored in Bangkok? Have you dried up like a coconut husk from a lack of excitement? It’s time for a day of random travel, Bangkok style. Random travel is simply that: motion for the sake of moving. The details of a culture are definitely written in the way that daily life is lived — … read the full post

Apr 29 2011

Amulet market near the Grand Palace

Published by under Sightseeing & activities

After pretty much just a few hours in Thailand, you will notice that Buddhist amulets are everywhere. People wear them around their necks, hang them from their rearview mirrors, keep them on desks, on tables, at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Carrying an amulet on you is meant to invite good fortune, protect … read the full post