Bangkok

Bang Krachao: Biking through Bangkok’s Green Lungs

Bang Krachao: Biking through Bangkok’s Green Lungs

Bang Krachao peninsula, known as Bangkok’s green lungs, is a welcome breathing escape from Bangkok only a 10-minute boat ride from the bustling Klong Toey dock area. Think 11,810 rai of protected mangroves and orchards in Samut Prakan province just across the river. How come the area is so pristine and undeveloped? Totally out of […]

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Songkran 2009 in Bangkok

Songkran 2009 in Bangkok

The anticipation leading up to Songkran is much like Halloween’s. There’s something scary outside your door and you’ve got to gear up and fend for yourself. Songkran – the traditional Thai New Year – is a celebration of renewal, getting together and merit-making but it is popular for reasons not quite so lofty: getting doused […]

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Siam Niramit: Broadway in Bangkok

Siam Niramit: Broadway in Bangkok

Went to see Siam Niramit in Bangkok tonight. It’s my third time. Second for my girls. Great and grand, as planned. Although I’ve seen it before, I still get a thrill from the majestic scenes and the guy diving in the stage-long canal. The sets and costumes designers did a beautiful job at illustrating Thailand’s […]

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Floating Market at Amphawan

Floating Market at Amphawan

There are several floating markets around Bangkok and the infamous Damnoen Saduak market has long become a tourist trap. Rather than squeezing on a long tail with a carload of fellow tourists, I decided to look for other options. Fortunately, in an effort to revitalize sleeepy neighborhoods, several new markets on waterways have been recently […]

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Three child-friendly restaurants in Bangkok

While Bangkok is home to a multitude of excellent restaurants, not all qualify as child-friendly for various reasons. We recently went to a few very enjoyable places and I thougt I’d mention them for the traveler parent with preschoolers in tow. The Food Loft, located on the 6th Floor of the Central Chidlom, is a […]

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