Trip to Prachinburi, Chantaburi & Trat – Day 2

September 1, 2014
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This weekend I’m on a 3 day trip to Chanthaburi and neighboring provinces. Unfortunately, today we had a lot of rain which restricted how many pictures we could take. The pictures today are of the waterfront community and cathedral in Chanthaburi. Follow @RichardBarrow

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Trip to Prachinburi, Chantaburi & Trat – Day 1

August 31, 2014
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This weekend I’m on a 3-day trip to Chantaburi with side trips to Prachinburi and Trat. The first day was spent in Prachinburi visiting a hospital and a museum. The…

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British Ambassador Blogging in Thailand

August 29, 2014
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British Ambassador Blogging in Thailand

Mark Kent, the British Ambassador to Thailand, announced to the media yesterday that he has just started blogging again. He had previously blogged when he was ambassador to Vietnam but…

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Daytrip to Don Wai Riverside Market

August 25, 2014
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On Sunday I went on my latest Bangkok daytrip. I’m trying to come up with ideas of places where you can go for the day. Most of these trips you…

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Wat Pho to Increase Admission Prices by 100% for Foreigners

August 22, 2014
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Wat Pho to Increase Admission Prices by 100% for Foreigners

One of the most popular temples in Bangkok for foreign tourists is Wat Pho, otherwise known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. This is because of the giant reclining…

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Buddhas for Day of Birth

August 21, 2014
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If you have ever visited a temple in Thailand you have probably seen a long line of Buddha images in different postures. In front of them are usually an alms…

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Schedule for Premier League Matches on Free Thai TV

August 16, 2014
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Schedule for Premier League Matches on Free Thai TV

Some good news for fans of the Barclays Premier League is that Channel 3 has reached an agreement with CTH to broadcast 23 matches on their free channels. The first…

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Day 3 of Trip to Phuket

August 14, 2014
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Over the last three days I was in Phuket to take pictures of the Hungry Ghost Festival but also to visit the beaches. The army had led a crackdown on…

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Day 2 of Trip to Phuket

August 13, 2014
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This is now my second day in Phuket. Despite it being the rainy season the weather has been great so far. Only light rain for a short time. The highlight…

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Why I prefer to use Uber Bangkok and not Taxis

August 12, 2014
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Why I prefer to use Uber Bangkok and not Taxis

Public transport in Bangkok has come a long way since I’ve been living here. The BTS Skytrain and the MRT Subway have been a godsend for many people. However, it…

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A Google Doodle for Mother’s Day in Thailand

August 12, 2014
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A Google Doodle for Mother’s Day in Thailand

Google is well known these days for changing the graphic on their front page to celebrate international events and anniversaries. Regional Google sites also post doodles for each country that…

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Day 1 of Trip to Phuket

August 12, 2014
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During the long weekend for the Queen’s Birthday I’m in Phuket for a three day trip. The main reason to come is for the Hungry Ghost Festival but also to…

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How to Charge Your Phone on THAI Airways Flights

August 11, 2014
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How to Charge Your Phone on THAI Airways Flights

This morning I’m flying THAI Airways down to Phuket to take pictures of the Hungry Ghost Festival. When you fly economy you don’t expect many benefits. So I was surprised…

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OTOP Train Trip to Kanchanaburi

August 9, 2014
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Over the weekend, I joined a train trip organized by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT). This year they are running six OTOP Train trips that each run for two…

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Trip to Kanchanaburi by Volkswagen

August 8, 2014
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Last weekend I went on a two day caravan trip to Kanchanaburi Province. We went by Volkswagen. These kinds of trips in vintage cars are being held more often these…

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British Schoolgirls Still Missing in Thailand

August 6, 2014
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British Schoolgirls Still Missing in Thailand

More than two months have now passed since British schoolgirls Annie Day (aged 11) and Aleena Day (aged 6) went missing in Thailand. Their father, Robert Day from Sevenoaks in…

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They built the toilet block around the tree

August 5, 2014
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Over the weekend I went on a day trip with some friends to Chachoengsao to the east of Bangkok. One of the places that we visited was Wat Pho Bang Khla.…

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Day Trip to Chachoengsao

August 4, 2014
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On Sunday I took a group of friends on a day trip to Chachoengsao Province to the East of Bangkok. Below are the pictures that I live tweeted during the…

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The First Silent Film Festival in Thailand

July 31, 2014
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The First Silent Film Festival in Thailand

For movie fans there is a special treat during August as they will be able to attend the “1st Silent Film Festival” in Thailand. This will be taking place from…

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Fitbit Flex wireless activity and sleep wristband

July 31, 2014
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Fitbit Flex wireless activity and sleep wristband

Wearable devices are becoming more popular these days and it’s great that we are now getting a wider choice of devices from different brands with some good prices. For the last four months I…

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Eight Long Weekends in Thailand During 2015

July 29, 2014
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Eight Long Weekends in Thailand During 2015

During 2015, there are eight long weekends in Thailand. These are as follows: Chakri Day:  Saturday 4th April to Monday 6th April 2015 Songkran: Saturday 11th April to Wednesday 15th April 2015 May…

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Eastern & Oriental Express Train Derails in Thailand

July 27, 2014
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Eastern & Oriental Express Train Derails in Thailand

On Sunday morning at about 10:30 a.m., the Eastern & Oriental Express going from Singapore to Bangkok derailed in Bangpong district of Ratchaburi Province. Two Japanese female tourists were slightly injured. The…

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Burmese for Beginners App for iOS and Android

July 24, 2014
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Burmese for Beginners App for iOS and Android

The latest popular destination in South East Asia is Myanmar which is now opening up to world tourism. It’s still early days but there has been a lot of interest…

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Thailand Happiness Street Festival in Bangkok 25-26 July 2014

July 22, 2014
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Thailand Happiness Street Festival in Bangkok 25-26 July 2014

On Friday and Saturday of this week there will be a giant street festival on the roads in front of Central World in Bangkok. There will be many street stalls…

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New Premium UK Package for Thai Expat TV Subscribers

July 21, 2014
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New Premium UK Package for Thai Expat TV Subscribers

The traditional way of watching television has always been live, at the same time as everyone else. Programs usually start on the hour or half hour to make it easier…

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Day 3 of Trip to Chiang Rai

July 21, 2014
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This is now the third and last day of our trip to Chiang Rai. We fly back to Bangkok on Monday morning. It has been a great trip with a…

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Day 2 of Trip to Chiang Rai

July 20, 2014
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This is now day two of my trip to Chiang Rai. We are here on the invitation of the local government. Tourism numbers dropped dramatically after the earthquake a few…

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Day 1 of Trip to Chiang Rai

July 19, 2014
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This weekend I’m on a four day trip to Chiang Rai Province in Northern Thailand. I’m here with other Thai travel media on the invitation of the governor of this…

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