Archive for the tag 'Thonburi'

Jun 06 2012

Bangkok’s Baan Lao flute making village

Bangkok doesn’t give up its secrets too easily, but for those willing to look deeper, the traditional flute making village of Baan Lao on the west side of the Chao Phraya river in Thonburi offers a taste of some “real” Thai culture away from the tourists. It also happens to make a worthy side trip … read the full post

Mar 25 2012

Bangkok to Singapore by bicycle: The first 222 kilometres

Published by under Bangkok to Singapore by bike

And we’re off! Gaby and I took this first of many, many pedal strokes on Monday morning, bright and early. Ok, actually, not as bright and early as we should have, but we did make it out of the house by 8:30 and felt like that was a win. We cycled south across the bridge … read the full post

Dec 26 2011

Bangkok Noi market

Published by under Food

If you’ve come to Thailand for the food (and let’s be honest: if you haven’t, you’ve made a mistake,) visits to local markets are key. Bangkok’s markets are varied — some gigantic, some tiny — but all are a cacophony of striving for the best food at the best price. Participation in this ritual is … read the full post

Sep 08 2011

Bangkok in pictures

Published by under Photos

Though the endless overpasses and grimy back alleys of Bangkok might initially make you think otherwise, there really is an endless stream of  photo ops and experiences to be had in this complex town. Soak it in, keep your eyes peeled and take a good look around, you never know when the city will do … read the full post

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