Articles Tagged ‘bangkok’

Green Bangkok: Free WiFi in Bangkok

Green Bangkok: Free WiFi in Bangkok January 3, 2011 | free | Read More
For travelers looking for WiFi, Bangkok has a good number of bars, hotels and coffee shops offering it free to their customers. The expensive hotels such as Hilton or Four Seasons, of course, still assume guests throw money around and couldn’t care less about charges, and so the places offering...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Devasathan (Brahmin Shrine)

Bangkok Photo Friday: Devasathan (Brahmin Shrine) December 31, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
It’s the New Year and the Thai will want to start it out right by making some prayers and offerings at the local temples. Today’s photo is of Devasathan, more commonly known as the Brahmin Shrine. Actually three shrines in one dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh and Vishnu just a stone’s throw...

New Year’s Eve in Bangkok 2010

New Year’s Eve in Bangkok 2010 December 29, 2010 | Events | Read More
It’s time to put the bang in Bangkok. Another New Year is upon us and it’s time to ring it in. Forget New York/Times Square with all the snow and cold; Bangkok hits a steamy high of about 90 F/ 32 C during the sunny days, but gets pleasant (cold by Thai standards) at night with a temp of...

Bangkok Christmas

Bangkok Christmas December 23, 2010 | Events | Read More
While Thailand, being primarily a Buddhist country (with a bit of Muslim mixed in), does not celebrate Christmas as a national religious holiday, it certainly does bring in the commercial version of the festival. Sales are on at the malls, Santa hats are out on the pretty sales girls, and the beer gardens...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Becoming a Monk

Bangkok Photo Friday: Becoming a Monk December 18, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Monks are highly revered in Thai society. One offers them seats on the bus or train. In the mornings, the monks collect food and other daily living items as they pass through the streets. And women are never supposed to touch a monk or even hand him an item directly. Monkhood is a serious ordination,...

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...

Stellar Mexican Joint Celebrates Anniversary: La Monita

Stellar Mexican Joint Celebrates Anniversary: La Monita November 29, 2010 | Events | Read More
Last night La Monita Taqueria, a popular Mexican restaurant here in Bangkok celebrated its one year anniversary with a great fiesta. Well over 100 people were on hand for a spread of free samples, edible thank you’s for the loyal fans. The bar served Corona beer and some killer margaritas. La...

I’d Like to Propose a Toast… and Coconut Custard (Bangkok Eats)

I’d Like to Propose a Toast… and Coconut Custard (Bangkok Eats) November 26, 2010 | Food, Kid Friendly | Read More
Unlike the French-influenced Vietnam, Thailand really isn’t much of a bread culture. That being said, there are a number of nice pastry shops and bakeries here and there in Bangkok. But the place to go for toast is Mont Nom Sod. Going out for toast might not be something that comes up in conversation...

A Few Thanksgiving Options in Bangkok

A Few Thanksgiving Options in Bangkok November 24, 2010 | Events | Read More
Americans in Bangkok at the moment might be missing the Big Bird this year, but not to worry: many restaurants and pubs have Thanksgiving covered. Most of the big, fancy hotels will bring out the turkey at the international buffet at the very least, while some offer the whole nine yards with stuffing,...

Loy Krathong in Bangkok: 2010 Festival of Lights

Loy Krathong in Bangkok: 2010 Festival of Lights November 18, 2010 | Events | Read More
The Thai have both a solar and a lunar calendar. Plus with so much Chinese influence and ethnicity mixed into parts of the country here, the Chinese lunar dates are also kept track of on wall calendars. This year is 2553, well past the Mayan End of the Current World Date of 2012, so I guess the Thai...