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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 ...

Day 67: Alone No More, Reunited w/Jeff, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Day 67: Alone No More, Reunited w/Jeff

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... and fro the main tourist drag (Khao San Rd.) Khao San was a bit of a wasteland, but the temple was quite nice. Bangkok has a gloriously air-conditioned, brand spanking new "Sky Train" (elevated subway) system that makes getting around most of the city's ...

Tuk-tuks in the rain, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Tuk-tuks in the rain

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... checked in my suitcase at the United Travellers Connection seeing as I was not going to need that much as I travelled into northern Thailand. Kate and Jonty however were at the tail ends of their travels, and were carrying plenty so a taxi was called ...

Destination Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Destination Bangkok

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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We had the choice of paying $160 for a plane ticket from Siem Reap to Bangkok, or $10 to take the bus, so we took the scenic route. We took a mini-bus from our hotel to catch the larger bus to the border where we had to unload to go though customs on ...

Back in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Check in hassles (scissors and mosquito swatter checked in separately) Taxi hassle (gang together and refuse to turn meter on) - better to arrive earlier in day (taxi should be 250 on meter) Dropped off and checked in 120B room --- Shawn leaving in a ...

The Great Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Scam, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The Great Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Scam

A travel blog entry by cleff

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... for much of that time and didn't end up back at our hostel until 10:30 pm. Bruised and tired, we rubbed tiger balm on our foot sores and went to bed. On the good side, we did find the biggest market in Bangkok and did some great gift ...

R U Serious! 3rd class tickets only!?, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

R U Serious! 3rd class tickets only!?

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... the oldest bicycles in the world before racing around the park at lightning speed. All the postcard pictures that you see of Thailand were all taken in this place. Some of the sights were instantly recognisable. Sarah took great pleasure in showing me ...

Culture Shock in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Culture Shock in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... : Day : 65 Temperature : 33 degress Weather : Sunny in the mornings, rainy late afternoons We have arrived in "Amazing Thailand"!! We didn't think we'd make it here quite so easily when our Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu to Delhi was ...

Back to Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... all seating in the front row and the action is brutal.  Apparently this spectacle goes down every night of the week in Bangkok.  There is rampant betting on each match, even though it appears as though they are all fixed as the general rule of ...

More than one night in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

More than one night in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in and is certainly a giant step up from the budget guesthouses we've been occupying for the last eight months. In Bangkok we occupied ourselves sightseeing, shopping and catching up with my parents. Between all the conversation, we filled our days ...

B-B-B-Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

B-B-B-Bangkok

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... to take photos when gambling Next day, we got to the airport the next day in plenty of time and boarded our flight to Bangkok. Macau airport is rubbish, i'd not recommend it, not enough shops and not any kind of snack foods. When we got of the ...

The Land of Smiles, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The Land of Smiles

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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"The Land of Smiles" is to the best of my knowledge something cooked up by the Tourism Association of Thailand and is used quite often as a moniker for those in the know and is now bastardized even worse by the pretentious who type "LOS" in message boards ...

The Long Haul Back to Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The Long Haul Back to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... guess -- OK, that's fine I have a CD player. Now, can you show me the bus that I'll be taking from the border of Thailand to Bangkok? Oh, this one looks nicer and it's this bus, yes? Excellent. And this bus will be waiting for me after I cross the border ...

Big shop in Tesco, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Big shop in Tesco

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... what we're going to do. So we go to Tesco. Tesco Lotus to be exact, and the first Tesco Lotus Extra to open in Bangkok. It's exactly like Tesco at home but with a little Lotus sign and with much smilier staff. The intention is to buy a little netbook to ...

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok

A travel blog entry by edamame

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My attempt at Thai cooking, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

My attempt at Thai cooking

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... sweet "Masaman Curry" the first time we came through Bangkok and we have been back many times since. So with little time left in Thailand and a desire to take a Thai cooking class, I signed up. I met May this morning to go to the market with her for ...

Day One: Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Day One: Bangkok

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... pointed out the window down the street. "You see man with elephant? Pharmacy behind elephant, OK? Bye-bye, welcome to Thailand, OK?"   I walk for hours more in my new neighborhood, invigorated, astonished, and slack-jawed by everything. The jet ...

Back in BKK, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back in BKK

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... the same flight as her. We got seats together after working some magic on the check-in agents and we we're off to Bangkok shortly thereafter. 13.5 hour flights are never fun, and this one was no exception but we made it eventually and caught our ...

Lady boys, and little tops, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Lady boys, and little tops

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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Well we have arrived in Thailand, third country on the list and thank god it's warm again! The biggest shock when we arrived was it was 31 degrees at 7pm and everyone was walking around naked! Well not naked but compared to India and China they were and ...

Back in Bangkok, United Travellers Connection, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... four seats, I am now back in the capitol. My ten day visa extension expires tomorrow so as much as I'd like to stay in Thailand a few more days (to do some more diving in Koh Toa) I have to make arrangements to leave tonight. You are not allowed to ...

Anti-gravity geckos, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Anti-gravity geckos

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Hello! Just writing a quick hi before I find food (the smell of curry from next door is appealing....). Can't believe I'm actually here! After years of boring everyone about how I want to travel.... I've been watching lizards running up the wall. ...

Bangkok by any mode of transportation, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok by any mode of transportation

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... all the backpackers hang out.  Meet back up with Nicki and another British guy, Steve, who is about 40 and is in Bangkok "on business".  Apparently he buys gems and jewelry to resell in Britain, but more on my real thoughts later.  We sit ...

Temples and Buddhist worshipers, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Temples and Buddhist worshipers

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... the only sound was the few whistles from the uniformed officers. I looked at Kim and said " I think the King of Thailand is coming", we watched as the convoy of royal vehicles whipped through the intersections. There were probably 12 red mercedes coupes ...

Day 68, Pt.1:

Day 68, Pt.1: "Beware Wily Strangers"

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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I'm going to rewind for a little bit back to the "Dark Knight" IMAX watching, 'cause I forgot an important detail of the screening. At the end of the pre-movie commercials, the audience stood up with their hands on their hearts and a very slick, almost ...

Day 68, Pt.2: Man & Woman Makelove, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Day 68, Pt.2: Man & Woman Makelove

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... nights, recorded the information, and off we went for what was planned to be a late night out in one of Bangkok's legendary nightclubs. This involved passing through Patpong Street, the most notorious of the city's red light districts and home to a night ...

leaving SE Asia, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

leaving SE Asia

A travel blog entry by edamame

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After travelling through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, we came full circle and arrived back in Bangkok. After roughing it for the past two months, we were ecstatic to be staying at the luzurious Westin Grande in Bangkok. Ironically, it was the ...

One night in Bangkok..., Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

One night in Bangkok...

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... in (100B for a dorm bed) and walked down to where the demonstrations are being held against Mr Taksin, the current Priminister for Thailand. My timing could not have been better - I arrived just in time to witness a stand off between the Thai Chief of ...

Back to Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... we decided to check out what sort of medical facilities Bangkok had to offer. I had heard rumors about the glories of Thailand's private medical system-- that this is a global center for transsexual operations and the like. Well I wasn't going that ...

The Beach, Bangkok, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

The Beach

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... a few hours this morning so we headed to Tescos to get breakfast. Bread isn't something as tasty nor as freely available in Thailand compared to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. We bought some freshly bake croissants, a jar of jam and a little magnetic game of ...

New adventures begin, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

New adventures begin

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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We arrived in Bangkok around lunch time and took a taxi to Thanon Khao San (Kho San Road) where all the backpackers head. Bangkok is crazy, busy and noisy as hell. We had only planned to spend a few days here and some how ended up staying a week which is ...

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