Travel Blogs from Bangkok, Thailand

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Messing about on the river, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Messing about on the river

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... from a peanut-induced stomach upset, I dragged myself out of my nice air conditioned hotel room to explore the sticky steets of Bangkok. This time, I was determined to avoid tuk tuks and was armed with a much better map. I decided that the most ...

Sawadee Pi Mai!, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Sawadee Pi Mai!

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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... lame in comparison to other cultures.  After two days of being completely soaked from head to toe we explored a little bit of Bangkok. Venturing to the famous Wat Pho to check out the world's largest reclining Buddha. It was a really neat sight to ...

Bangkok - Part one, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok - Part one

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... nbsp;but stay away from the elephants etc, it's just plain cruel. We have had a couple of great nights so far, Thailand is definately a good place to meet other travellers easily, it was much harder in Vietnam. Thai food blows all other ...

Day 35 Bye Phuket, hello Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Day 35 Bye Phuket, hello Bangkok

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... of security here as well as on the streets and tourist spots.The flight itself on Thai AirAsia was comfortable and we landed in Bangkok Don Meaung airport on time. The next challenge was getting to our hotel in the Khao San district as there is no direct ...

Oh-man we're in Bangkok (Claire hates this title), Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Oh-man we're in Bangkok (Claire hates this title)

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... bout 4 years ago and no one in Englnd likes them) songs also playing loudly on the TV overhead its quite the introduction to Thailand. We go to bed very happy to be here and excited to meet our tour group tommorrow! 31st August: Claire jumps straight ...

Ooh! Alcohol..., Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Ooh! Alcohol...

A travel blog entry by zee

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With no sleep since Dharamasala two days before, I found myself on the airport bus to Khao Sahn road. Though I was very happy to be heading away from India, I was not looking forward to Khao Sahn, and was planning to leave for an island as quickly as ...

The Venice of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The Venice of Thailand

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... lie ins this week.) We were picked up at 4.45am and were on our way to the World famous floating markets just north of Bangkok.( www.thailandguidebook.com/floatingmarket ) We arrived about 8.30am and paid for our boat. There was the 4 of us plus the 3 ...

Busy Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Busy Bangkok

A travel blog entry by benleah

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Leah says: My thoughts so far of Thailand is that Bangkok has been reminiscent of India and yet the people are friendlier and not as pushy. The hustle and bustle and busyness is pretty much the same as any large 3rd world city. The weather has been very ...

Bright lights of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bright lights of Bangkok

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... It was vibrant and lively, but we returned to our hotel across town glad to be able to retreat.   Getting around the Bangkok at street-level was interesting but tiring, in part due to the 80% humidity and 35’C heat. The carriageways were ...

Somewhere over SE Asia, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Somewhere over SE Asia

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... to be just the sidekick this trip's title suggests, I'm really excited by the promise of collaboration. We're just approaching Bangkok. After announcing it's a balmy 33C outside, the captain goes on to say Delhi passengers have to stay in the plane for ...

Crouching Tiger.. not so hidden elephant, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Crouching Tiger.. not so hidden elephant

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... but we decided to follow him and take him up on his offer of free entry and 100 Baht (just under 2 quid) for a drink... expensive in Thailand but we decided it was fine seeing as we didn't have to pay entry.  We were let into a seedy little club with ...

Day 39 - time to change hotels, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Day 39 - time to change hotels

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... settled on Full House.Nouvo City Hotel is luxury for us now (use to be the norm for us) and the start of our Northern Thailand/Laos tour. We were hoping for a flushable toilet paper toilet, but alas, water blast to the rear end still required lol. Tonight ...

All roads lead to Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

All roads lead to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... way again. So, here we are in Bangkok- again, enjoying a 24 hour lay-over before heading up to Chiang Mai (north of thailand) tonight. Our week in Siem Reap was really wonderful.... one not soon to be forgotten. We wrote last that we had been invited ...

Delhi belly in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Delhi belly in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... up. When one did we booked a minivan/taxi combo to Siem Reap in Cambodia leaving the next day. So we had a day to kill in Bangkok and we ended up doing it in rather unspectacular fashion as I proceeded to be violently ill for the rest of the day, so I ...

How not to get ready for 27 hours of travel, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

How not to get ready for 27 hours of travel

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... the next day at my favorite place so I had that sorted out for myself for the last 2 nights I was in Bangkok. Since I had 3 more days before I left Thailand for good, I decided to try and get everything done in Bangkok that I still had not accomplished in ...

The Bustle of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The Bustle of Bangkok

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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I arrived in Bangkok Thailand, exhausted, sick, and culture shocked. It took me one week, two Thai massages and four days on the island of Ko Chang to regain my composure. My first night out in Bangkok, I was treated to dinner at an Irish pub with ...

The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The Grand Palace

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... Temple of the Emerald Buddha which sits on the site of the Grand Palace and acts as the personal temple of the Monarch.   Thailand is a constitutional monarchy.  The King of Thailand (or, as he used to be known, the King of Siam) is the ...

A Year Today. Coming home Part 2., Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

A Year Today. Coming home Part 2.

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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I inevitably left the last blog post to today!  A year ago today Ben and I were leaving from Munich to Bangkok to embark on our TESOL and backpacking adventure. I cannot fathom how fast the time has flown. It has been 19 weeks and 5 days since we ...

Our Final Hours in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Our Final Hours in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... up market stalls selling souvenirs to help raise money; they even sell t-shirts which state the slogan ‘shutdown Bangkok, restart Thailand’.  Bangkok is famously known for having some odd nightlife which is specifically ...

Bang! Bang! in Bangkok - days 39 to 48, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bang! Bang! in Bangkok - days 39 to 48

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... , though, making-up for the let-down.    We needed to escape our boredom, so needed to escape Bangkok, and indeed Thailand entirely given the unrest being released in other provincial cities.  We could have taken one of the numerous ...

Lingering in Limbo, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Lingering in Limbo

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... have their work cut out for them if they came to Bangkok. It seems we'd all but forgotten that we were in Thailand as our conversation was so engrossed in the politics of America and then suddenly Wendy pointed out that an elephant was walking down the ...

Let the Games Begin, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Let the Games Begin

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... how time flies and as my step mom once remarked how much I fly. I had been in Bangkok twice before, once when I first arrived in Thailand last July and coincidentally the day the Thaksin regime was overthrown in the coup d'etat on September 19th. ...

Floating Market & Railroad Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand travel blog

Floating Market & Railroad Market

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... Spiderman, but afterwards he was very intrigued by the character.  One interesting difference at movie theater is that in Thailand they play the national anthem and show national imagery while it's playing.  Everyone in the theater stands up ...

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... behaviour on both sides of many exchanges was disappointing to see. Sadly, such a relationship is now scarring much of Thailand. The day was rounded off with a true Kim Chrystal Shopping Frenzy! Items included: "North Face" Backpack (x1) ...

Without a plan in the Land of Smiles, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Without a plan in the Land of Smiles

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... we should go. He didn't try and sell a ride on his Tuk Tuk as he suggested using the boats and he said "Welcome to Bangkok, welcome to Thailand" as we walked away from him; his grin left me with a feeling of guilt. We had got so used to people trying to ...

The final countdown, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The final countdown

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... for the next 4 months at least. Here goes, We got to the train station suitably early, so as not to miss a Train in Thailand again. The station was suitably empty except for a few monks and people who like us were erring on the side of timely ...

Coup de Etat, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Coup de Etat

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... the bar screaming, "The Communists are Coming, The Communists are Coming!" I though to myself, oh sh-t the Chinese are taking over Thailand. But, as most of you know, such was not the case. The coup occurred on Tuesday evening here in Thailand. I was ...

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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This morning grabbed a taxi for a drive down to the "Ko Ratanakosin" area which is the Vatican City of Thai Buddhism. Based on this, you must dress modestly-long pants and closed toe shoes only. We purchase 2 tickets for the Grand Palace and Wat Phra ...

Not Much Between Despair and Ecstacy..., Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Not Much Between Despair and Ecstacy...

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... basics are that Jim Thompson was a terribly chic American who used to work for the OSS (CIA) and fell in love with Thailand and revitalized the Thai silk industry and introduced it to the West. His compound of antique traditional Thai homes that he bought ...

Lazing the Day Away, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Lazing the Day Away

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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Today started like most do here in Bangkok only today I decided when I finished reading the Bangkok Post to crack open the other English language newspaper, The Nation. When I was done with that it was time for a few bits from Newsweek and The Economist ...

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