Articles Tagged ‘Thailand’

Protect Yourself from Dengue in Bangkok

Protect Yourself from Dengue in Bangkok August 17, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Now don’t get all alarmed here, but according to Thailand’s Health Ministry, the number of dengue fever cases is increasing in Thailand. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is also known as break-bone fever which gives you an idea of the pain of it. Plus it can kill a person. There is no vaccination,...

Happy Mother’s Day, Thailand

Happy Mother’s Day, Thailand August 13, 2010 | Events | Read More
The Thai honored their mothers was today across the nation and no doubt dinner reservations were up a bit in Bangkok. It’s a simple holiday of paying respect and traditionally Thais will give their mothers the little hand garlands of flowers, much as they might give to the Buddha when they visit...

Bangkok Eats: Snack Time!

Bangkok Eats: Snack Time! July 5, 2010 | Food | Read More
Thai people really like to eat. A lot! Few streets don’t have at least one food vendor with a cart parked at the corner and the food courts and restaurants are busy late into the night. And when they aren’t eating breakfast, lunch or dinner, many of them are snacking. I myself am a constant grazer...

Bangkok Travel Deal from TAT and MasterCard

Bangkok Travel Deal from TAT and MasterCard June 22, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Now that things have returned to normal in Bangkok (though the political battles continue in legal chambers now) the city and country find that tourism has taken a serious hit (surprise, surprise!). Those in the know are taking advantage of some of the desperate times, desperate offers many hotels, restaurants...

Bangkok Escape: UNESCO-honored Ayutthaya

Bangkok Escape: UNESCO-honored Ayutthaya May 31, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Bangkok may be the capital of Thailand now, but such was not always the case for the Kingdom of Siam. Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, was built in the present-day Thonburi area where King Taksin made his palace near the Chao Phraya River after leaving the former capital to the invading Burmese. Photo...

What Danger? – Keeping Thailand in Perspective

What Danger? – Keeping Thailand in Perspective April 14, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
And you thought the political situation was volatile in Thailand? The death total from the clashes between Red Shirt protesters and government security forces went up by 2 today as a soldier and a protester succumbed to their injuries. So now officially 23 died – 5 of them soldiers, one of them a journalist....

Bangkok in the Streets: Songkran Lifts Mood

Bangkok in the Streets: Songkran Lifts Mood April 13, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
The entire day Tuesday, the streets of Bangkok were overrun by the mob. Fire hoses came out in some instances and in a general state of mayhem, citizens of Bangkok ran wild, indiscriminately taking aim at all passersby – men, women, even children. No, especially children. In fact, children were also...

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday April 10, 2010 | Food | Read More
You probably won’t find this dish on the menu at your hometown Thai restaurant but a whole assortment of little creepy crawlers are available for snacking. Locust, large beetles — you have to peel off the carapace to get at the “flesh”– ant eggs, spiders, grubs and bamboo...

Breaking News in Bangkok: State of Emergency Declared

Breaking News in Bangkok: State of Emergency Declared April 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
6 p.m. BANGKOK The Red Shirt (UDD) protestors continue to block key roads in Bangkok and thus force the closure of businesses. Today they surrounded the Parliament building and tore down the front gate. Perhaps this was the last straw. The Prime Minister just came on TV to announce that though the protestors...

A Water Festival in Bangkok: Songkran (Thai New Year)

A Water Festival in Bangkok: Songkran (Thai New Year) April 6, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
It’s April and Bangkok is baking in the intense heat that precedes the rains that start in May or June. What better way to cool off than with a bucket of water? Songkran, the Thai New Year and giant water fight, is once again upon us. Songkran is officially held every April 13. photo by Kevin Revolinski It...