Travel Blogs from Bangkok, Thailand

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Muay Thai, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Muay Thai

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... the fighters enter the ring, they bow towards their place of birth then to the north, south, east and west of Thailand. After that, they perform a dance in tribute to their trainer, accompanied by traditional Thai music played live in the stands which ...

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

One night in Bangkok....

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... off on a kayak and kayak around some of it and then snorkel at certain spots. What makes these islands and much of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia so picturesque is the limestone cliffls that jut out of the land or sea - this area would be a ...

A break from the city, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

A break from the city

A travel blog entry by jawad

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The results from the poll were pretty even between Vietnam and Cambodia, so what am I doing back in Bangkok? Coming back to Thailand seemed like the logical destination as I'd have more time to arrange flights and visas (if needed) and I couldn't find ...

News from the bad boys / ex monks, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

News from the bad boys / ex monks

A travel blog entry by paul

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... the Shan area has been fighting for a long time to gain some independence.  Boun Thavee's girlfriend was basically a refugee in Thailand and didn't have Thai citizenship or the benefits that go with it.  So hopefully she will be OK in ...

SONGKRAN, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

SONGKRAN

A travel blog entry by paul

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... a Tibetan Buddhist Monk. I used to go to his meditation classes on Sundays in Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia. Songkran is Thailand's New Year festival and it is held on 13 and 14 April. During the Songkran period many Thai people travel ...

Gross Domestic Happiness, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Gross Domestic Happiness

A travel blog entry by paul

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... a drop in morality, lack of sustainability, cultural and spiritual crisis. Local initiatives For half a century now Thailand has been following the money-oriented model of economic development. The result has been modernisation with a myriad ...

Tour for Thai friend, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Tour for Thai friend

A travel blog entry by eric

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... you have someone to speak the language.  She hadn't been there since she was a kid.  Only had vague memories of Thailand's most important cultural sights.  It was a treat to see her eyes light up.  Her appreciation was obviously a ...

Paul's future work?, Bangkok and others, Thailand travel blog

Paul's future work?

A travel blog entry by paul

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... . The following is an email from Stu. Stu is a 19 year old from Brisbane. He has just finished 3 + months volunteering in Thailand. Sawatt Dii Khrap!!! Oh my golly!!! I can't believe I've been here three months! And this is the first email ...

Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Floating Market

A travel blog entry by jackandandrew

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... market. It was apparently a "speed" boat, but i could moonwalk quicker! It was a good way to see that not all of Bangkok was smoke and pollution! After 20 minute boat trip, we arrived at the floating market. All the stalls were the same so once you ...

Bangkok - evening sponsored by Cargill, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok - evening sponsored by Cargill

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... 's finest hour of hostel room finding so we decide to move tomorrow. Whilst in the airport this morning, I spotted in a Bangkok city guide that there is a Sunday brunch at the Sukhotahi Hotel which offers free flowing champagne, Caviar, lobster bisque, ...

Bangok.... again!, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangok.... again!

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... for maybe a week or so. So looking forward to it and plan to head south when we arrive and try and get a boat back to Thailand for early June and give it island madness. Starting with maybe Phi Phi and then Ko Phan Yang for a full moon party!! Gazza ...

Day 102, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Day 102

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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It was around 6am when Gabi and I arrived by bus at Bangkok's famous backpacker hangout Khao San Road. We were met by the usual touts but we made our way independently up and down the street trying to find some accommodation. Well, I was looking for a ...

Return to Bangkok's bright lights, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Return to Bangkok's bright lights

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... spent three weeks travelling through Cambodia with them and having flown the short hop from Siem Reap. From rural Cambodia to Bangkok, wow that’s a contrast. Worlds apart.  There were a few activities we wanted to share and we'd ...

Baby Kitty arrives home, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Baby Kitty arrives home

A travel blog entry by paul

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"But if we consider things in detail, can we really say that capitalism is the best system? Even the United States, the largest, most successful capitalist economy suffers inequalities as 50 million Americans go without health insurance...It is ...

End of the Family Vacation, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

End of the Family Vacation

A travel blog entry by dane

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... our trip was spent making sure she had one of every item that had ever been designed, manufactured, or dreamed of in Thailand.  After that, we backtracked to make sure she had several of her favorites.  My parents have lots of close ...

Obscured Lenses, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Obscured Lenses

A travel blog entry by dane

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Some thoughts about travelers' first trips abroad. You know how you occasionally look up and see how filthy your car's windshield is, and you’re mildly surprised that you let it get that dirty? That you kept saying, "I’ll clean it later." But ...

We love you Bangkok :), Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

We love you Bangkok :)

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... huge and sprawling with lots of high rise buildings. As with all Asian cities the traffic was awful but it was a real show that Thailand is clearly no poor country!  We arrived not too late and as it was Saturday decided this would be the best time ...

My Parents Arrive, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

My Parents Arrive

A travel blog entry by dane

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... count in my arrogant estimation.  So when they agreed to start their planetary exploration with a 14,000-mile journey to Thailand, I was thrilled and impressed. First of all, I was just excited to see them.  Since they moved to ...

Loy Krathong on kids, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Loy Krathong on kids

A travel blog entry by paul

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Loy Krathong Festival for this year. Loy Krathong this year was held on the 24th of Nov (the same day as the Australian election). Morning. As usual Alif went off to play computer games and Vava told us that she would be at the library where there ...

Second Christmas in Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Second Christmas in Thailand

A travel blog entry by dane

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Our first Christmas in Thailand was in the north, in Chiang Rai.  It was cold.  We were out in the sticks.  It wasn't overly festive, but it was pleasant and we had stockings that Miguel and Christina had given us before we left.  ...

Return To Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Return To Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jackandandrew

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... night, whereas it was all day on the way back. We werent exactly nackered so it was a pretty boring trip back to Bangkok! Anyway, we are getting the plane to Singapore tomorrow so that will be the end of thai information unfortunately people! I ...

Back to BKK, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back to BKK

A travel blog entry by dane

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... from her journey before trying to impress her with the journey that lay ahead. Jeremy, my sister-in-law's son, was already in Thailand.  I had helped him get an internship at a 5-star hotel in Bangkok, and he arrived a week before we did.  He ...

Buckets in the Kok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Buckets in the Kok

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... believed to be at least 600 years old and isn't emerald at all, but jasper quartz. It's lived in loads of places over Thailand and Laos. It has a different robe for each season that is changed by the King himself! There's a huge replica of Angkor Wat ...

Sufficiency Economy, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Sufficiency Economy

A travel blog entry by paul

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... , which implies moderation, not to the extreme, not blinded with greed, we can all live happily." The King of Thailand. What is Sufficiency Economy? When I was in High School I was taught that economics is a study about how resources are ...

The shoe story, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The shoe story

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... once, and everyone must have some sort of upset stomach. But once you get through all that, once you survive the hazing, Bangkok suddenly becomes a friendlier place. Only then can one really get to the heart of the city. I'd like to think that I'm on ...

Songkran on Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Songkran on Sukhumvit

A travel blog entry by dane

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... on Sukhumvit. Also, check out Lindsey's handmade Thai jewelry.  She uses Thai Buddha pendants and other Asian items to make really cool stuff, which she can ship anywhere in the world.  Buy a necklace from Thailand!www.loveliesbylindsey.etsy.com ...

We have arrived, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

We have arrived

A travel blog entry by jackandandrew

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Hi everyone.just a quick one to let you know that have arrived to a hot and humid Bangkok. We arrived at out hotel at around 5. The room is small,hot,tasteless...well worth the 3 pounds. So far we have gone shopping along Khao san Road where everyone ...

Bangkok's Green Lung, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok's Green Lung

A travel blog entry by dane

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... around all day.  The small paths have mangroves on both sides and take you through sections of houses reminiscent of rural Thailand.  Then we went over to the park and rode around some more while Jackie and Samuil kayaked in the lagoon.  ...

Things to do in Bangkok (or near to), Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Things to do in Bangkok (or near to)

A travel blog entry by paul

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... a huge market full of all sorts of stuff. National Museum - I haven't been yet, but think it'd be worth a visit. Thailand Culture Centre - I haven't been yet, but think it'd be worth a visit. Suan Siam -Near our place. Follow the boat directions ...

A rebound from the Chinese affair, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

A rebound from the Chinese affair

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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To keep up with the good tone of my previous entry ... here I am in Bangkok. Landed at 1 am - not exactly my preferred time of landing in foreign country, but at least still current on my Chinese visa, so I can go back. No hotel reservations, no nothing. ...

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