Arts, Exhibitions & Performances

Bangkok: Jim Thompson House

In the afternoon we went to explore the Jim Thompson House - and what an amazing place it is. Not only has it a very interesting story, but more importantly it is a calm oasis in a very busy city. Jim Thompson was an American, who arrived in Bangkok in the late 1940s after serving… Continue reading Bangkok: Jim Thompson House

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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

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Bangkok: Hansar Hotel, traffic and Erawan Shrine

Together with our friends we travelled to Thailand for a few days in late November/early December and had a great time. We went to Chiang Mai for the lantern festival and then staid in Bangkok for a weekend. We took so many pictures that I've not had time to go through all of them yet… Continue reading Bangkok: Hansar Hotel, traffic and Erawan Shrine