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Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand

Rocket Festivals and Royal Ploughing Ceremonies Welcome the Rainy Season

Although some tourists are put off visiting Southeast Asia during the rainy season, it can still be a great time to visit the region. It’s also a crucial time of the year for rice farmers. So much so, that special ceremonies and festivals are held in May to encourage the rains and hope for a […]

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9 best Bangkok rooftop restaurants & bars

In recent years, the number of al fresco restaurants and rooftop bars in Bangkok have, well, skyrocketed. Come torrential rain or sticky humidity, every night diners and bar-goers head to the skies to indulge in some of the city’s finest wining and dining experience set against a twinkling urban nightscape. You’ll pay for the privilege […]

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6 Best River Cruises in Southeast Asia

River cruises, similar to epic train journeys, have an undeniable romance of travel appeal about them, offering an unhurried way to take in a destination’s sights and a glimpse of traditional life along the river. Following the same routes which kings and explorers have travelled before, these are the best river cruises in Southeast Asia […]

A map of Koh Kret welcomes guests as soon as they step on to the island, highlighting points of interest.

Ko Kret: An island on the outskirts of Bangkok

Located in the Chao Phraya river just a few miles north of Bangkok lies Ko Kret, a tiny island in the river’s oxbow bend known for its pottery, desserts and distinct Mon culture. Only a few hundred people live on the island full time but during the weekends the population multiplies as Thais, local expats […]

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Shopping for Vintage Treasures at JJ Green in Bangkok

JJ Green is a relatively new open air market right next to Thailand’s most famous weekend market Chatuchak (also known as Jatujak or JJ). During the day time JJ Green is a quaint community mall retail enclave with small air conditioned shops, but at night fall the area turns into a cool night market not […]

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Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal

The Eastern Bus Terminal in Bangkok – located just off the Ekkamai BTS skytrain station – is one of the primary gateways to Thailand’s popular travel destinations on the eastern seaboard and the Cambodian border. Buses leave several times daily to Pattaya, Ban Phe (where the ferry leaves for Koh Samet), Trat and Laem Ngob […]

Bon Appétit – La Cuisine De Nathalie is another regular. The friendly Nathalie sells her home made jams, preservatives and pates that she has been perfecting over 7 years. I recommend you try the bean cassoulet.

Bangkok Farmers’ Market

One of the most enjoyable ways to get acquainted with a destination is undoubtedly through its food. Known the world over for its street food, Bangkok is also home to farmers’ markets, a relatively new concept to the Thai capital but one that has been embraced wholeheartedly by residents. For visitors to the city, the […]

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Hotel review: Maduzi Hotel Bangkok

Compared to other regional capital cities, hotels in Bangkok have one of the lowest average daily rates. With the wide variety of accommodation choices, it’s a buyers’ market where visitors can have their pick of room for the night at the right location, with preferred facilities, and at an acceptable price point. Maduzi Hotel is […]