Travel Blogs from Bangkok, Thailand

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Banal Bureaucracy, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Banal Bureaucracy

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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... 5 days minus the weekend waiting in line, expressing frustration at nonresponsive embassy employees, and taking hour long taxi rides through Bangkok's traffic (which we recently heard is one of the top ten worst in the world!!)we also have had to once ...

Sat 27 Jan 2550, Bangkok to Mae Hong Son, Thailand travel blog

Sat 27 Jan 2550

A travel blog entry by paul

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... and the guy loves it, it will be good for Antipodeans and for me, as hopefully more people will want to come to volunteer in Thailand. So I didn't cancel it and about a week ago Jaree said she has one place that will take him. But at 700B per night. ...

Grand Palace with Manny and Josh, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Grand Palace with Manny and Josh

A travel blog entry by dane

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They both liked the Grand Palace a lot. As they should. It's cool. For info on it, see one of my pods from one of the other 4 times we've been. ...

Songkran Water Festival, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Songkran Water Festival

A travel blog entry by dane

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Yet again, I will leave it up to Lindsey to tell you about Songkran.  Her post: The biggest Thai holiday is their Thai New Year called Songkran, or astrological passage.  But it's not just a one-night party like our New Year.  It's a ...

29 March 2551, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

29 March 2551

A travel blog entry by paul

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... 't last long. Mainly she just wants a cuddle and some milk. She is good and no problems. It is getting pretty hot in Bangkok now, so I think she gets a bit hot at times. Kanchana mentioned one night that she feels pity for mothers that have to take ...

Chinese visa, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Chinese visa

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... since I had to abandon my travel plans and leave Chengdu in a hurry last November because my visa has expired.   I took a cab across Bangkok. 45 minutes and 85 Baht later, I am in East Bangkok. It is 7 am and there are very few people waiting in ...

Stuck in the middle. What should I do?, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Stuck in the middle. What should I do?

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... . China remains elusive and unattainable. I see myself from a distance - I tiny dot on the world map, South East Asia, Central Thailand, Eastern Bangkok. No purpose, no plan, no real reason to be here, or anywhere else. For first time in many, many years, ...

People + Noise = Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

People + Noise = Bangkok

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... no one tells you about it until you get to the immigration checks and you have to go all the way back to pay it. Anyway, Bangkok definately wasn't as bonkers as a lot of people led us to believe. It's madder than Dublin alright, and very noisy, but it ...

Leaving Ao Nang for First Night in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Leaving Ao Nang for First Night in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... the little things – like priority seats and food and drinks, etc.  It’s only an hour flight from Krabi to Bangkok, so refreshments really aren’t a concern.  We gave Major 100 Bhat to go buy him some candy in the store inside ...

Sightseeing in Bangkok, Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Sightseeing in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... , which is the original one? In contrast Wat Phra Kaeo has the most beautifully decorated walls of any wat I've seen in Thailand. The paintings are wonderful and much more photo worthy than the Emerald Bhudda itself. The whole site can be toured in ...

Road to Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Road to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... little more knee-room provided, and they all have toilets (not a universal truth on the buses). Chaiya was a treasure, my favorite place in Thailand so far. There is only one hotel, and it is clean and has character and we got a room with two fans (!!) ...

Bangkok - Day 101, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok - Day 101

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... Cambodia. Laundry, shopping, catching up on e-mails, etc.   I've booked my bus ticket to Siem Reap this afternoon. I leave Bangkok at 7am tomorrow (if the doctor gives me the all clear) on a 12 hour bus journey via the Poipet border crossing. ...

Wedding phase 2, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Wedding phase 2

A travel blog entry by paul

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OK. We arrived back at the hotel for the second session. It started in a similar way to the first in that we were pushed around and told what to do and many people took pictures of us and told us to smile. Hmmm, never mind. I started to become numb ...

More Thailand pictures, Bangkok and others, Thailand travel blog

More Thailand pictures

A travel blog entry by paul

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Hi - here are some pictures from the last month or so. ...

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 ...

Bangkok - Day 75, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok - Day 75

A travel blog entry by christosp

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I arrived in Bangkok in the early hours of this morning. Headed straight to Khao San road and checked into a cheap air conditioned box room with no window. Never too bothered where I stay as long as I have a shower and a bed. Was expecting Khao San road ...

Bangkok - Day 76, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok - Day 76

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Visited the grand palace with its colourful ornate Buddhist temples, and moved onto Wat Pho which is where the massive reclining golden Buddha is housed. The temples in the grand palace are a bit tacky and kitche, not my kind of architecture, too fancy ...

Back to BKK, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back to BKK

A travel blog entry by dane

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Quick flight and we were back to life in ...

Wat's that?, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Wat's that?

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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... infested rooms above Go-Go Bars. How disappointing! But we did get hustled a few times (more of that later). What to say about Bangkok? It's noisy, humid, very polluted &, &, & that's about it really. It's not a bad place & it's not that we don't like ...

New Plan, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

New Plan

A travel blog entry by paul

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... in Feb and March. I hope soon to book in a few more dates and work in Australia until about mid May and then return to Thailand. Hopefully by that time I would have made and saved enough money to pay for the rest of my year in Thailand and I will have ...

One Night In Bangkok..........well 6 actually, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

One Night In Bangkok..........well 6 actually

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... , which gave me a chance to reply to emails, and then walked a couple of miles to Siam Centre - main shopping centre area of Bangkok Saturday 19th June 2004 Day of the temples today - walked down to Wat Pho, where, as a major tourist place, there ...

The (mis)adventures of Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The (mis)adventures of Sukhumvit

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... hilarious. There were indeed two robots on duty, making sure everyone was taken care of. It was on the expensive side, for Thailand anyways, but it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing, so we ordered from the little computerized menus and the robots got busy. ...

We lucked out in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

We lucked out in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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  Elenka and I took the overnight VIP bus from Bang Niang to Bangkok. Big mistake! The seats are uncomfortable; they serve no food; and it's expensive.    We'd booked the Chatrium Riverside Hotel, the same place we stayed the last time we ...

A night in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

A night in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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The hour-long journey from the airport to Shanti Lodge gave us the opportunity to reaquaint ourselves with Bangkok's rush hour traffic. By the time we got to our hotel, we were ready for food and ac. The lodge was beautifully decorated, ...

Same Same But Different, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Same Same But Different

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... hung out and watched people, which means that I saw about 900 prostitutes today before lunch. What are the hookers wearing in Bangkok nowadays you're asking yourself? It varies but a very short skirt is de reguer this season paired with clunky Lucite ...

Back to Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by dane

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... this case, that was being charged for blood letting. Massages here are about $10 an hour, which is a hell of a deal, and Thailand is famous for (well for lots of things), but particularly for massages.  I'll take this time to point out that these ...

Family Day in Exotic Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Family Day in Exotic Thailand

A travel blog entry by dane

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We only had one day to check out the capital before Derek had to fly home.  So we hit the most important sites: Grand Palace, the Chao Praya, a museum, and then food, massages, and shopping.  It was a full day. I didn't take my camera, so ...

Blurry in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Blurry in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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(Em here) Spent today feeling sorry for ourselves again (not due to the alcohol I hasten to add) as we still don't feel 100%. Spend the day wandering around Khao San Road trying to buy cheap supplies before we go. Move to a nicer hotel (Siam Palace) ...

Still in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Still in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... . There are white folks from Australia. So many from Australia that I am wondering if maybe the two countries of Australia and Thailand didn't just trade their citizens with with one another. The King doesn't look at all like Yul Brynner from the King and ...

Welcome to Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Welcome to Thailand

A travel blog entry by catters

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... blood if France win (one of those added mission). Tomorrow promises to be huge day. Have booked a day tour to the ancient capital of Thailand and then an hour after I get back im off to a 'low boat' for the six hour ferry ride to Ko Samui. I have ...

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