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48 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok is an ideal destination for a short visit from Hong Kong - it's just a 3.5 hours direct flight away and there are several different flight options to please budget and schedule. There are many options to stay overnight in Bangkok, from very cheap and affordable in a B&B a little further away from… Continue reading 48 hours in Bangkok

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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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Photography: Bangkok (again)

A few weeks ago we've spent another weekend in Bangkok - just to relax, enjoy some amazing Thai food and have a good time with friends. It was another good time to take some interesting pictures. First of all, I really love the food stalls that you can find all over town (and all over… Continue reading Photography: Bangkok (again)

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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: Tuk Tuks at the Grand Palace

On our last afternoon we took a boat along the Chao Praya river, but because it was so packed, we could not take our cameras out. Plus it was late afternoon and very hazy, so the light was not great. We just left the boat at the Tha Chang Pier, next to the Tha Chang… Continue reading Bangkok: Tuk Tuks at the Grand Palace

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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