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Watching the Super Bowl in Bangkok

Watching the Super Bowl in Bangkok February 1, 2011 | Events | Read More
American football is not terribly popular in Thailand, but you’d be surprised how many regular season games come on live on a Monday morning on cable TV or are replayed that night — with Thai commentators. So the alternative, of course, is heading to one of the sports bars. Super Bowl XLV...

Happy Birthday to the King of Thailand

Happy Birthday to the King of Thailand December 5, 2010 | Events | Read More
December 5 is the official celebration of the birthday of the King of Thailand. King Rama IX (King Bhumibol Adulyadej) is 83 years old and the longest currently reigning monarch. 10,000 fiery paper lanterns will be released at the Chao Phraya River after a boat show and fireworks. The King, who has...

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,...

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Know: Restroom Info for Bangkok

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Know: Restroom Info for Bangkok November 2, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Any traveler from a pedestal-toilet culture who’s walked into a Turkish or Japanese public restroom with the Old School porcelain hole in the floor for the first time, knows: there’s a world of difference in the way some cultures, er, take care of business. Here’s what to expect from restrooms...

Cinemas in Siam: Going to the Movies in Bangkok

Cinemas in Siam: Going to the Movies in Bangkok October 30, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Going to the movies is a first-rate experience in Bangkok. The movies are typically up-to-date (or not too far behind), the price is cheap by Western standards, and the cinemas themselves are high quality. The following is a bit of information on what you might expect when you head to the movies in Bangkok. SF...

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;...

Blog Action Day 2010: Water in Bangkok

Blog Action Day 2010: Water in Bangkok October 15, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bangkok has an intimate relationship with water. The Chao Phraya River winds its way through the city and canals — some visible, others running beneath the concrete — criss cross much of it. Not long ago these canals were the main channels of transportation, in fact. If you travel here it...

Bangkok Gets Krispy Kreme

Bangkok Gets Krispy Kreme September 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Move over Mr. Donut and Dunkin’ Donuts, Bangkok has found a new treat. Krispy Kreme opened to today on the G Floor of Siam Paragon and the lines were long. Famous for making their product right out where everyone can watch and then serving them still warm, Krispy Kreme is going to please the Thai...

Bangkok Reading: A New Poke Rafferty Thriller

Bangkok Reading: A New Poke Rafferty Thriller September 27, 2010 | What's New | Read More
I suppose there might be a bit amusement for me in the idea of a travel writer becoming a private investigator and a bit of a tough-guy hero in Bangkok, but plenty of other readers and critics have also enjoyed the first three Poke Rafferty thrillers by Tim Hallinan. Hallinan’s latest installment...

Thai Tourist Police Get Busy on the Dance Floor (Video)

August 18, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) has been pushing a number of shopping and concert events since the violent end of the Red Shirt protest back in May — Smile @ Ratchaprasong, Smile @ Siam, and other festive weekends to come which I will announce here. But I doubt anything is making more smiles...
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