Thailand Travel Blogger Richard Barrow

March 1, 2016
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I have been exploring Thailand for over twenty years now. At first I was just doing it for pleasure, but in 1997 I became one of Thailand’s first travel bloggers. It is now a fulltime job for me. The following is a list to my recent trips and also blogs and social media accounts.…

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False advertising at Ancient Siam

July 19, 2016
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Ancient Siam in Samut Prakan is free today from 4pm-8pm #Thailand pic.twitter.com/65ne7sQ5RD — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) July 19, 2016 One of my frustrations when it comes to promoting tourist attractions…

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Change your old MRT Top Up Card before 30 December

July 2, 2016
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Change your old MRT Top Up Card before 30 December

Good news for those people who still have the old-style top-up cards for the subway in Bangkok. Originally you had to change to the new one by this week, but…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in June 2016

July 1, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for June 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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Coastal Walk in Samut Prakan

June 20, 2016
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Over the weekend, I decided to go for a walk along the coast in Samut Prakan. The starting pointing was at Wat Asokaram, near the estuary. From here you can…

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Partial Ban of Bicycles on the Skytrain

June 14, 2016
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Partial Ban of Bicycles on the Skytrain

Starting from 1st August 2016, full-sized bicycles will be banned from the Skytrain in Bangkok during peak hours. This announcement was inevitable. The skytrain carriages have been so crowded over…

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Exploring the Coastline near Bang Khun Thian

June 13, 2016
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Not many people realize that Bangkok has its own coastline. However, its not white sandy beaches as there are only mangroves and shrimp farms. But, it is an area worth…

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Ban Khun Samut Chin Cycle Ride

June 11, 2016
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One of my favourite destinations in Samut Prakan is Ban Khun Samut Chin and the temple surrounded by the sea. This whole area just has shrimp, fish, crab and shellfish…

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Foreign National Information Form in Thailand

June 7, 2016
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Foreign National Information Form in Thailand

It hasn’t been rolled out nationwide yet, but the “Foreign National Information Form” has started to make an appearance at some Immigration offices around Thailand. Samut Prakan is the latest…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in May 2016

June 1, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for May 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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Discover Top Thailand Authorities on Twitter

May 24, 2016
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Discover Top Thailand Authorities on Twitter

If you are one of those people that use Twitter to find information about Thailand, then you might find the “authority lists” by Agilience of interest. They take a look…

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Day Trip to Ban Sakhla in Samut Prakan

May 23, 2016
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On Saturday I visited Ban Sakhla in Samut Prakan for their annual temple festival. This isolated community is surrounded by shrimp and crab farms. There is only one road in…

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Live Tweeting the Coup in Thailand

May 22, 2016
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Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the military coup in Thailand. I don’t think anyone thought that the generals would still be in control of the country two years later…

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Online Delivery of Craft Beer in Thailand

May 19, 2016
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Online Delivery of Craft Beer in Thailand

After a hot and hard day’s work, there is nothing better than a glass of cool beer. Most times, I just buy one of the Thai beers like Chang, Leo…

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Day 3 of Trip to Phetchaburi and Hua Hin

May 9, 2016
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This is now the third and final day of my trip to Hua Hin. I din’t do so much today other than visiting a few places in Phetchaburi on the way…

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Day 2 of Trip to Phetchaburi and Hua Hin

May 8, 2016
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This is the second day of my trip south of Bangkok to Phetchaburi and Hua Hin (click here for Day 1). Together with Cha-am, these are popular destinations for people…

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Day 1 of Trip to Phetchaburi and Hua Hin

May 7, 2016
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One of the most popular seaside resorts for people from Bangkok is in Hua Hin. Unlike Pattaya, it’s neighbour on the other side of the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin…

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How to open the Daily Mail and other blocked websites in Thailand for free

May 3, 2016
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How to open the Daily Mail and other blocked websites in Thailand for free

One of the frustrating things about surfing on the Internet in Thailand is the dreaded green screen that shows that the website that you are trying to open has been…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in April 2016

May 1, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for April 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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Record Breaking Temperature in Thailand during 2016

April 29, 2016
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Record Breaking Temperature in Thailand during 2016

In Thailand, we have already been suffering from the longest heatwave in 65 years. Then, yesterday on the 28th April 2016, we broke the record for the hottest temperature in Thailand since…

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Official Prices and Release Date for iPhone SE in Thailand

April 26, 2016
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Official Prices and Release Date for iPhone SE in Thailand

Apple’s latest cellphone is the 4 inch iPhone SE. Apple has already announced the official prices on their website. These will be the same prices you will see on the websites…

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Record Demand for Electricity in Thailand today

April 26, 2016
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Record Demand for Electricity in Thailand today

It has been another hot summer this year and, as usual, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has come out to say that we have yet again beaten a record. This…

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Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2016

April 18, 2016
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Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2016

These are the full statistics for the Seven Dangerous Days of the Songkran Holiday in 2016. This year the period is from 11th to 17th April.  The final tally from…

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Walking Tour of Bangkok’s Old Quarter

April 12, 2016
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A great way to explore any place is to go on foot. This walking tour that I did with a group of friends was around Bangkok’s old quarter. It was mainly…

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Dates for “High Noon” in Thailand from April to May 2016

April 8, 2016
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Dates for “High Noon” in Thailand from April to May 2016

It’s already that time of year when the temperature starts to soar. This week, in Northern Thailand, we have already seen temperatures peak at 42 Celsius. And summer has only…

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iPad Pro 9.7 Inch now on sale in Thailand

April 2, 2016
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iPad Pro 9.7 Inch now on sale in Thailand

The latest member of the iPad is now on sale in Thailand with a price starting from 22,900 Baht. The iPad Pro 9.7 Inch comes in four different colours: Silver,…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in March 2016

April 1, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for March 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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New boat service on Khlong Phasi Charoen next month

March 21, 2016
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New boat service on Khlong Phasi Charoen next month

Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra has overseen a test run of environmentally friendly boat prototypes, before officially deploying them in Khlong Phasi Charoen next month. The 8-kilometer waterway connects Saphan…

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Day trip to Ayutthaya for the Muay Thai Festival

March 19, 2016
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Every year, Muay Thai enthusiasts from all around the world come to Ayutthaya to pay homage to Nai Khanom Tom, a legendary figure in martial arts. (See here for his…

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