That’s it, the dream is over. We head back home shortly, back to the daily grind, back to the deadlines, the bills and the stress. But before we go we have one last lap around the steamy old streets of … Continue reading →
For anybody interested in the story of Buddha, he and the Bodhi tree are entwined together in a story that has echoed down through the centuries, both wrapped around each other, forever joined. Not far from Bangkok is the ancient … Continue reading →
We’ve found the street food scene in Bangkok to be pretty frustrating on the whole. There’s lots and lots of it around, but if you can’t speak Thai it’s really pretty confronting to sit yourself down on a small plastic … Continue reading →
While out for dinner in Soi 11, one of the trendier strips near our apartment, we couldn’t resist the urge to stop and order a drink at one of the Kombi Bars that pop up around Bangkok. We’re not sure … Continue reading →
While we were waiting for the ferry to take us up the Chao Phraya river, this lonely little tree caught my eye, surrounded by concrete it still seemed to be full of life as the sunlight caught it’s leaves.
On our first visit to Bangkok some years ago we purchased a beautiful little line drawing of Wat Arun. We’ve had it hanging at home ever since, and still enjoy it as much now as the day we bought it … Continue reading →
A visit to the worlds largest wooden mansion should be on everybody’s list while in Bangkok, but it appears to be a farang free zone A spectacular example of Thia craftsmanship, not too far out of the main tourist areas, … Continue reading →
After a long day out and about, we retired to the apartment balcony for a couple of cold Thai beers and watched an amazing sunset over Sukhumvit. Just add your own sound track of Tuk-Tuk’s, street food vendors and motorcycles. … Continue reading →
On a whim we decided to visit the Bangkok snake farm, weirdly, or appropriately, situated inside a hospital, I guess if you must keep a collection of venomous reptiles, a hospital is the best place. We were a bit worried … Continue reading →
Is it Bangkok’s best duck noodle soup? we’ll, maybe not, who could tell, we haven’t had that many to compare, but this little bowl of noodle slurping goodness must sit right up with the best of them. Tucked away down … Continue reading →
Sightseeing around the main historic area of Bangkok, Rattanakosin Island, can be a pretty daunting experience, it’s hot, it’s crowded with tourists, tuk-tuk drivers pester you incessantly, ” Palace closed today, you come with me sir”, the place is overwhelmed … Continue reading →
So, here we are, after deciding we wouldn’t do anything during our two week break in Bangkok we suddenly find ourselves battling the mid-day heat of Bangkok, as we head for the Neilson Hays Library Galleries. On show, an exhibition … Continue reading →
Bangkok can be pretty hot in the afternoon, it’s sticky, noisy, hectic and exhausting, however it’s also vibrant, exciting and a great place for photos, here’s a sample from one hot afternoon in Bangkok.
Bangkok is a city of many faces – some seedy, some tacky, occasionally some dirty. It’s also a city with charm, grace and style. But I’m looking for none of these things in the land of smiles. I’m here for … Continue reading →
While on a quick visit to Bangkok I booked myself onto a guided food tour of Chinatown. There was only 5 of us on the tour, I felt that was pretty ideal though, any more and it would have been … Continue reading →