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Khao Lak: Marriott

I guess I've been infecting with a travelling bug, I've been hitting the road quite regularly. After Singapore, my journey took me to Thailand. Together with my parents I flew to Phuket and then travelled 70-80 minutes north to Khao Lak, which is on the mainland in the Thai Mueang District of Phang Nga Province… Continue reading Khao Lak: Marriott

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Bangkok: Wat Traimit – Temple of Golden Buddha

We briefly visited Bangkok's Chinatown - but it was a Sunday so most shops were closed. We quickly walked to Wat Traimit to see its main attraction, the world's largest massive gold-seated Buddha. The origins of this statue remain uncertain. It is made in the Sukhothai Dynasty style, and is thought to have been made… Continue reading Bangkok: Wat Traimit – Temple of Golden Buddha

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Bangkok photography: Favourite pictures

Before I blog about our amazing time in Chiang Mai I'll briefly show you my favourite Bangkok photos from this trip. Of course, the heavy traffic photo from our first day must be included - but I guess what I call 'heavy' traffic is probably a day-to-day image on this busy street. During our visit… Continue reading Bangkok photography: Favourite pictures

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Bangkok: City Pillar Shrine

We continued our stroll passed the Grand Palace and took a few more pictures, as the light was really nice. It was nice and quiet, there were not many people and cars on the street. We just strolled around, enjoying the warm weather and easy afternoon. Next to the Grand Palace, on Sanam Luang junction,… Continue reading Bangkok: City Pillar Shrine

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Bangkok: Khao San Road and surroundings

We did not spend much time in Bangkok this time (but we'll be back, that's for sure) so it is not a surprise that we spent ALL our evenings at Khao San Road in its surroundings. Ok, that's two evenings in total, so not a lot anyway :) The popular book 'The Beach' famously described… Continue reading Bangkok: Khao San Road and surroundings

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Bangkok: Thai popsicle at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Do you know what this old-fashioned looking gadget is being used for? What does it do? Well, the headline has given it away already - it is a water ice maker. Not sure if this is the official name, but that's what I started calling these big drums that are on a small cart, pulled… Continue reading Bangkok: Thai popsicle at Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Market Food Stalls

In yesterday's post I only wrote about the market stalls at Chatuchak Weekend Market, but I did not mention the different food stalls - and the sheer amount of them and the different variety of food on sale is worth an extra blog post. There are specific food sections where you can purchase food and… Continue reading Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Market Food Stalls

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Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is probably one of the largest markets in the world. The sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise is just crazy, there are over 8,000 market stalls on a 35-acre site. It might not be the cheapest place to shop, but one of the most interesting ones. Every Saturday and Sunday over… Continue reading Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Market