Thailand Travel Blogger Richard Barrow

May 19, 2015
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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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Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

May 19, 2015
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Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

About four years ago, I wrote about Immigration officers making mistakes with visa extension stamps. A teacher friend had gone abroad for a short trip. He had a re-entry permit and…

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Day 3 of Trip to Hat Yai

May 18, 2015
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This is now the third and last day of my trip to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand. Today we spent most of our time in the area around Songkhla, the…

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Day 2 of Trip to Hat Yai

May 17, 2015
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This is now the second day of my trip with iTravel Channel to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand. This is one of the largest cities in Thailand though it is…

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Day 1 of Trip to Hat Yai

May 16, 2015
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This weekend I'm on a three day trip to Hat Yai in Songkhla province. This is in Southern Thailand. I'm tagging along with my friends from iTravel Channel who are…

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The Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang

May 11, 2015
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The Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang

Whenever you hear the word “Siamese” most people will think of either “Siamese cats” or the “Siamese twins”. However, not everyone would associate that word with Thailand straight away. But,…

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Day 2 of Trip to Krabi

May 10, 2015
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This is my second day in Krabi for the “365 Days” festival that celebrates the province as a tourist destination all year round. The highlight today was kayaking in Thalane…

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Day 1 of Trip to Krabi

May 9, 2015
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This weekend, I flew Nok Air down to Krabi for a festival that celebrates the Southern province as an all year round destination. The opening ceremony for “Krabi 365 Days”…

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Promo Codes for UberX and GrabTaxi during Mobile Expo 2015

May 6, 2015
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Promo Codes for UberX and GrabTaxi during Mobile Expo 2015

The Mobile Expo 2015 will be taking place at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th May 2015. If you are planning on visiting the fair…

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Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

May 4, 2015
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Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

It is traditional in Thailand to take off your shoes when visiting someone’s house. The same goes for temples. We even have to do it at school. The students are…

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2nd Silent Film Festival in Thailand from 10-17 June 2015

May 3, 2015
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2nd Silent Film Festival in Thailand from 10-17 June 2015

After the success of the first silent film festival in Thailand last year, it has just been announced that they are back for a second event. All we know at the…

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MISSING: Have you seen this man in Bangkok?

May 3, 2015
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MISSING: Have you seen this man in Bangkok?

American expat Jonathan Kreuter has gone missing in Bangkok. He is 39 years old and 170 cms tall. He was last seen outside of Funky Villa/Demo in the Thong Lor…

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Where do your Twitter followers come from?

May 3, 2015
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Where do your Twitter followers come from?

The other day, someone asked me where most of my Twitter followers come from. They were surprised when I said that I didn’t know. They presumed I was tweeting for…

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Word Cloud of my last 1,000 Tweets

May 3, 2015
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Word Cloud of my last 1,000 Tweets

There is an interesting app you can get for the iPhone and iPad called Tweetroot. What it does is analyse your last 1,000 tweets and then produces a word cloud…

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Day 2 of Trip to Chaiyaphum

May 2, 2015
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This week I’m in Chaiyaphum for a unique ordination parade that takes place every year at Wat Ta Khaek in Ban Non Salao. The Thai name of the procession translates…

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Day 1 of Trip to Chaiyaphum

April 30, 2015
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This week I’m in Chaiyaphum in Northeastern Thailand to take pictures of a rather unusual Buddhist parade. On Friday, nine men will ordain as monks. But before they can do…

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TIDAL Music Streaming Service Launched in Thailand

April 30, 2015
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TIDAL Music Streaming Service Launched in Thailand

Global music service TIDAL is now available in Thailand. TIDAL offers 25 million songs and over 75,000 high quality videos, high fidelity sound quality, expertly curated content and editorial, and…

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Experience THAI’s simulators at 5,500 Baht on 2 May only

April 29, 2015
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Experience THAI’s simulators at 5,500 Baht on 2 May only

Thai Airways International (THAI) is organising the “Warming Your Hearts Under the Wings of THAI” event to mark THAI’s 55th anniversary, whereby a total of 55 groups of flying enthusiasts…

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Police warn of fake donor accounts for Nepal

April 29, 2015
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Police warn of fake donor accounts for Nepal

Thai police are warning people to be careful about who they donate money to for earthquake victims in Nepal. This follows the above image posted on the Facebook page of…

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More Taxi Drivers Suspended for Refusing Passengers

April 28, 2015
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More Taxi Drivers Suspended for Refusing Passengers

The biggest complaint against taxi drivers in Bangkok is their refusal to take passengers to their destination. But, is this becoming a thing of the past? A number of friends…

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Where to Watch the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight in Bangkok

April 28, 2015
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Where to Watch the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight in Bangkok

Billed as The Fight of the Century, the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will be taking place on Saturday night in Las Vegas. For us in…

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Stormtroopers to Donate Blood in Bangkok on Wednesday

April 28, 2015
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Stormtroopers to Donate Blood in Bangkok on Wednesday

If you’re a photographer in Bangkok looking for a photo opportunity, then you might be interested in this news. The Star Wars Fan Club, 501st Legion, are organizing the “Stormtroopers…

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How to Earn Unlimited Free Rides with Uber Bangkok

April 27, 2015
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How to Earn Unlimited Free Rides with Uber Bangkok

If you are fed up with regular Bangkok taxis, then there is an alternative experience which is not only safer, but far more pleasant. If you have already used Uber…

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Do you believe that Karma shapes your life?

April 26, 2015
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Do you believe that Karma shapes your life?

In theory, I like the whole idea of karma, which basically translates as cause and effect. If you do something wrong now, it will catch up with you in a…

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Watch out for Forged 1,000 Baht Banknotes

April 24, 2015
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Watch out for Forged 1,000 Baht Banknotes

Did you know, you may have a counterfeit 1,000 Baht bank note in your wallet? Check for this serial number: 9A 3828862. Apparently up to 1 million of these forged bank…

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Apple Watch on Sale in Thailand

April 24, 2015
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Apple Watch on Sale in Thailand

The Apple Watch has now gone on sale in nine countries around the world. Namely US, UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan. There has been no official…

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Nok Air first airline in Thailand to have an app for Apple Watch

April 23, 2015
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Nok Air first airline in Thailand to have an app for Apple Watch

Nok Air has always been innovative with technology. They were the first airline in Thailand to enable the Passbook on iOS 6. Indeed, their app for the iPhone has often been…

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“Bangkok Entertainment Week” starts on 27 April 2015

April 22, 2015
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“Bangkok Entertainment Week” starts on 27 April 2015

Seven public organizations are joining forces with digital content and entertainment organizers to hold a mega event entitled “Bangkok Entertainment Week,” featuring: Bangkok Comic Con 2015 x Anime Festival Asia…

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