Thailand Travel Blogger Richard Barrow

March 21, 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 when I started my first website about my travels around the Kingdom. It is now a fulltime job for me. The following are some…

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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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Eleven Long Holidays in Thailand During 2016

April 21, 2015
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Eleven Long Holidays in Thailand During 2016

During 2016, there are eleven long holidays in Thailand. These are as follows: New Year’s Day: Thursday 31st December 2015 to Sunday 3rd January 2016 Makha Bucha Day: Saturday 20th…

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Maroon 5 in Thailand on 21st September 2015

April 20, 2015
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Maroon 5 in Thailand on 21st September 2015

Maroon 5 are back in Thailand for another concert on 21st Sepember 2015 at Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani. Tickets go on sale from 16th May 2015 from 10…

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Songkran 2015 in Phra Pradaeng

April 20, 2015
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The Mon people of Phra Pradaeng celebrate Songkran a little later than the rest of Thailand. I was there on the last day on Sunday to take pictures of the…

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Parade for 233rd Anniversary of Rattanakosin City

April 20, 2015
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This week is the 233rd anniversary of the Rattanakosin era. This marks the time when King Rama I moved the capital across the river from Thonburi to Bangkok. The anniversary…

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South Asia Gaelic Games in Bangkok on 9th May 2015

April 20, 2015
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South Asia Gaelic Games in Bangkok on 9th May 2015

The South Asia Gaelic Games will be held here in Bangkok this year on 9th May 2015 at Harrow International School. The one day tournament is a celebration of the…

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Trip to Bangsaen

April 18, 2015
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This week I did a day trip to Bangsaen Beach in Chonburi. It's only just over an hour from my house and is Bangkok's nearest beach. I was there for…

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Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2015

April 16, 2015
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Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2015

The so-called “Seven Dangerous Days of Songkran” are now over and the full accident report statistics have been released by the Road Safety Centre (see here). We can now compare accidents…

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Day Long Songkran Parade in Bangkok

April 13, 2015
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The Songkran Parade in Bangkok started at 7:30am at the National Museum and continued all day around the city for ten hours until it reached Sanam Luang. Leading the parade…

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Celebrating Songkran at Ancient Siam

April 13, 2015
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The five day Songkran Festival at Ancient Siam in Samut Prakan kicked off with a parade. The park will be free for everyone until 15th April 2015. Normal price is…

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4th Swedish Film Festival from 23-26 April 2015

April 10, 2015
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4th Swedish Film Festival from 23-26 April 2015

The Swedish Film Festival is back again for a 4th round of movies. The event is taking place from 23rd to 26th April 2015 at SF World Cinema, Central World…

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Bicycle Tour of Bangkok with Grasshopper Adventures

April 10, 2015
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One of the best ways to explore the back streets of Bangkok is on a bicycle. If you are nervous about going alone then you can join one of the…

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Phantom 3 Quadcopter lands in Thailand in early May 2015

April 9, 2015
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Phantom 3 Quadcopter lands in Thailand in early May 2015

If you are thinking about buying a Phantom Vision 2+ or even an Inspire 1 quadcopter then stop! Or at least wait until more information comes out on the just…

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Young Thai Man has a Heart Attack during the Draft

April 9, 2015
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Young Thai Man has a Heart Attack during the Draft

This is probably the worse time of year for any Thai men aged between 21 and 30. If they hadn’t attended cadet training during high school, they need to report…

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7 Values to “Keep you Safe” during Songkran

April 9, 2015
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7 Values to “Keep you Safe” during Songkran

Songkran is fast approaching, and as we all know, this can be a dangerous time on the roads. The number of accidents and fatalities increase greatly. In addition, due to…

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Green Bike Lane at Suvarnabhumi to close June-September

April 9, 2015
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Green Bike Lane at Suvarnabhumi to close June-September

The 23 kilometer Green Lane at Suvarnabhumi Airport has proved to be very popular with local cyclists. The last time I went, the car park was overflowing and I had…

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Talking Thai–English–Thai Phrasebook

April 8, 2015
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Talking Thai–English–Thai Phrasebook

When it comes to learning a language in preparation for a holiday, you no longer need to go to your local bookstore to buy a phrasebook. The digital revolution has…

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Xiaomi Yi Action Camera now in Thailand

April 6, 2015
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Xiaomi Yi Action Camera now in Thailand

For quite a few years now the GoPro has dominated the action camera market. I must admit that I have one myself. They are small, come in a waterproof case…

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How to get ThaiExpatTV for free for 7-365 days

April 6, 2015
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How to get ThaiExpatTV for free for 7-365 days

Over the past year I have been trying a number of different online streaming services to watch television. Although many of these have been good (lately I have been watching iLikeHD…

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Top 10 Pictures Tweeted about Thailand in March 2015

April 6, 2015
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The following are some of the popular pictures about Thailand that I tweeted during March 2015. If you are coming to Thailand on a holiday or have some fond memories of…

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Free Burger King Meal if you Dress in Thai Costume on 13 April

April 5, 2015
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Free Burger King Meal if you Dress in Thai Costume on 13 April

The latest trend in Thailand is for people to dress in traditional Thai clothes while going about their normal daily activities. For example, going to watch a movie or shopping…

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Watch all “Fast and the Furious” movies for 250 Baht

April 4, 2015
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Watch all “Fast and the Furious” movies for 250 Baht

Number 1 at the box office in Thailand this week is “Fast and the Furious 7″.  This series dates back nearly 15 years and if, like me, you have forgotten some…

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How Does Lifting of Martial Law Affect Tourists Coming to Thailand?

April 2, 2015
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How Does Lifting of Martial Law Affect Tourists Coming to Thailand?

After nearly ten months, martial law has been lifted in much of Thailand. Though we shouldn’t forget that it continues in the deep south as it’s a separate issue due to…

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Day 5 of Trip to Cha-am & Hua Hin

April 1, 2015
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This is the last day of my 4 night and 5 day trip south to Cha-am and Hua Hin. These are two popular beach resorts about 3 hours south of…

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Day 4 of Trip to Cha-am & Hua Hin

March 31, 2015
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At the weekend I drove down south for the annual kite festival in Cha-am. I then drove on to Hua to visit two hotels at their invitation. The first one…

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