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Bangkok Food Tours: Walk Off What You Eat

Bangkok Food Tours: Walk Off What You Eat May 19, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There’s nothing quite like Thai food, an amazing culinary world with variety like no other. Local travel writer Richard Barrow has gone an entire month (twice) eating only Thai street food without ever repeating a dish. Impressive. The food-scape of Thai cuisine is worth exploring as often as you get...

Anniversary of the Crackdown: Red Shirts Rally Today

Anniversary of the Crackdown: Red Shirts Rally Today May 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the bloody crackdown by the Thai military against the Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok last year. Since that time, there have been many political word battles, some arrests, some periodic rallies on a much smaller scale, but for a Bangkok...

Bagels in Bangkok: New Bakery and Deli

Bagels in Bangkok: New Bakery and Deli March 1, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
There are a few things that are typically hard to find in Asia. Local cheese. Good beer (IMHO). But if you are one of those people in Bangkok who pines for a proper bagel, you’re in luck. BKK Bagel Bakery had its grand opening today and it’s the real deal. Located on the ground floor of...

Siam Paradise: New Night Bazaar to Replace Suan Lum?

Siam Paradise: New Night Bazaar to Replace Suan Lum? January 26, 2011 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
I know, I know: We all loved Suan Lum Night Bazaar. And to see the now empty lot of the popular night market that closed last year maybe breaks a few hearts. May I suggest you start seeing other markets? Is it too soon? Well, for anyone ready to get back out there on the market scene, Bangkok has a...

Red Shirts on Sunday

Red Shirts on Sunday January 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Currently it appears that the Red Shirts (UDD – United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship) are planning to have two big demonstrations per month here in Bangkok. The next one will be this coming Sunday, January 23. The march aims to be peaceful and will begin at Ratchaprasong, the intersection...

The End of a Night Bazaar: Suan Lum

The End of a Night Bazaar: Suan Lum December 22, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Back in 2006 the buzz was that Suan Lum Night Bazaar had lost its lease on the land that it occupied. Suan Lum had drawn a lot of tourists — thousands per day — to its collection of vendors, food carts and late-night beer garden since it opened back in 2001. I myself went there on my first...

Chu: Churros and Chocolate in Bangkok

Chu: Churros and Chocolate in Bangkok December 16, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
Chocoholics are going to go wild for Chu. This new sort of chocolate and churro focused dessert bar in Exchange Tower at Asoke junction is right across from True Fitness on the second floor. The first thing you’ll see if you enter from the pedestrian bridge from the Skytrain station is the fountain...

Madame Tussauds Bangkok Is Open

Madame Tussauds Bangkok Is Open December 4, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Madame Tussauds Bangkok opened to the public today on the 6th floor of Siam Discovery joining Shanghai and Hong Kong as the only cities in Asia to have the famous wax museum. Like all Madame Tussauds locations, Bangkok’s has its own signature personalities. The first exhibit holds the Prince Father...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Very Public Toilet

Bangkok Photo Friday: Very Public Toilet November 12, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Last week I posted a few tips about where to find a public restroom in Bangkok. This week, while on an amazing Bangkok bike (and boat) tour with Co van Kessel, we happened upon some pandan fields (leaves used for cooking and food coloring as seen in the dip for sala pao). I’ve seen some public...

Waters Rising in Bangkok (Photos)

Waters Rising in Bangkok (Photos) October 25, 2010 | What's New | Read More
What goes up, must come down. And then after it comes down, it comes downstream. The devastating floods in Thailand have killed over 40 people, but now as the situation stabilizes in the northern provinces (barring more rainfall), the threat moves south and on to Bangkok. Bangkok Post has the flood details;...
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