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Category: Bangkok

Travel Report: Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok.

Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok. April 2015. I will always cherish the time I spent exploring the Thai capital. Looking back, I’m certainly glad I ignored all those warnings to get out of town at the earliest opportunity. Because, as so many people insisted, “Bangkok is a shithole”. Rather, I spent ten days hitting the sights […]

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Travel Report: The Grand Palace, Bangkok.

The Grand Palace, Bangkok. Cover photo courtesy of Supanut.  April 2015. I was into my last few days in the Thai capital when I decided it was finally time to see what is arguably Bangkok’s premier attraction. In fact, with a packed schedule until my train to Ayutthaya, it was quite simply a case of […]

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Travel Report: Wat Saket, Bangkok.

Wat Saket Bangkok. Cover photo courtesy of Preecha.MJ April 2015. Another day in Bangkok, another expedition to see one of Thailand’s most notable Buddhist temples. Despite visiting around a dozen during my time in the Thai capital, I couldn’t say any of them had come with killer city views. Which is why I was so keen […]

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Travel Report: The Ghost Tower, Bangkok.

The Ghost Tower, Bangkok. April 2015. I was having lunch in the hostel one morning when I overheard a curious conversation between an American expat and an Australian backpacker. “Dude, you haven’t climbed The Ghost Tower?!?!” he spluttered, his coffee cup suspended in mid air. Crime of all crimes, Mr. Australia had not been to The Ghost […]

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Travel Report: Lumphini Park, Bangkok.

Lumphini Park, Bangkok. Cover photo courtesy of Terence Ong. April, 2015. There’s no doubting what a colossal and often uncompromising city Bangkok can be. It’s a relentless concrete jungle for the most part, with green spaces being few and far between. But luckily for me, the Thai capital’s oldest and most charming park was within […]

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Travel Report: Jim Thompson House, Bangkok.

Jim Thompson House, Bangkok. Cover photo courtesy of D Ramey Logan. April 2015. I do hope, at the very least, that my series on Bangkok changes a few minds about the Thai capital. Time and time again I hear the same thing from travellers. That there’s “nothing to see” and that it’s “not the real […]

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Travel Report: Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok.

Chatuchak Weekend Market. Cover photo courtesy of JJ Harrison.  April, 2015. I do love myself a big old Asian market! You’ve got the smell of sizzling street food, the unpredictability of the haggling, the vast array of stuff on offer! I’ve certainly been to my fair share of markets throughout Asia. But looking back, not […]

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Travel Report: Bangkok Snake Farm, Thailand.

Bangkok Snake Farm. April 2015. It was a scorching afternoon in Bangkok as I made my way through the grimy streets towards Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute. When I first heard that there was a snake farm in the Thai capital, I was more than skeptical. There are snake farms all across Thailand, but they don’t have […]

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