10 Years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

December 18, 2014
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10 Years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies are hosting the Remembrance Ceremony “Ten Years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami” at the Police Boat T813 Tsunami Memorial, Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Province, 26-27 December 2014. This event will be an opportunity to: 1) Remember those who lost their lives and…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 06

December 15, 2014
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This is a photo summary of a typical week at our school in Samut Prakan in Thailand. I am tweeting these pictures on my Twitter account @ThaiSchoolLife. This is the…

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Weekend Trip to Pattaya

December 15, 2014
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Over the weekend I was in Chonburi to take pictures of the U-Tapao Ripley’s Run (see pictures here). I stayed in Pattaya and had a chance to check out the…

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The Walking Dead at the U-Tapao Ripley’s Run

December 14, 2014
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The first haunted fun run at U-Tapao took place yesterday with several thousand Thai and foreign runners taking part. This wasn’t a normal run as with the help of Ripley’s…

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A New Documentary “Silent Waters: Tsunami 10 Years On”

December 12, 2014
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A New Documentary “Silent Waters: Tsunami 10 Years On”

A new documentary about life after the tsunami has recently been made to coincide with the 10th anniversary this Boxing Day. Silent Waters focuses on a remote island called Koh…

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Train Trip to the Sunflower Fields in Thailand

December 11, 2014
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During the recent public holiday, I joined the train trip to the sunflower fields in Saraburi. These take place every year during December at the weekend and on the King’s…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 05

December 8, 2014
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This is now Week 5 of pictures of what it is like in a normal Thai school. All of these photos are being tweeted live on @ThaiSchoolLife. Follow if you…

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Bangkok is in the Top 10 Locations for Instagram 2014

December 4, 2014
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Bangkok is in the Top 10 Locations for Instagram 2014

  Instagram has just released their Top 10 list of most tagged locations for 2014.  You may remember that last year Thailand had the most photographed location in the world…

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How to Watch ThaiExpat TV, FrenchExpat TV and 365Sport on an Android Box

December 3, 2014
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How to Watch ThaiExpat TV, FrenchExpat TV and 365Sport on an Android Box

Living in the digital era has certainly made it easier for exapts to watch television programs from their home country. For just over two years now I have been using the…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 04

December 1, 2014
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This is the continuing series of blogs showing in pictures what it is like in a typical school in Thailand. Although we are a private school, you will find most…

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Top 20 Pictures Tweeted about Thailand in November 2014

December 1, 2014
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The following are some of the popular pictures about Thailand that I tweeted during November 2014. If you are coming to Thailand on a holiday or have some fond memories…

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Dates for Rehearsals for “Trooping of the Colours” in Bangkok

November 25, 2014
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Dates for Rehearsals for “Trooping of the Colours” in Bangkok

One of the highlights of the photographer’s calender for December is the Trooping of the Colour which celebrates HM The King’s birthday on 5th December. The actual event itself is…

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Bangkok Walking Tour with Chili Paste Tour

November 23, 2014
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On Saturday I had a walking tour of the old quarter in Bangkok with Chin from Chili Paste Tour. Unlike other food tours I have done recently, this one was…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 03

November 23, 2014
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This is now week 3 of life in a Thai school. Most schools around Thailand are much the same. However, ours is a private school and so there is more…

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Hollywood HDTV is Thailand’s Version of Netflix

November 21, 2014
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Hollywood HDTV is Thailand’s Version of Netflix

For the past few weeks I have been testing out a new Video on Demand service in Thailand called “Hollywood HDTV”. In many ways it is our version of Netflix…

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New Book: “Americans in Thailand”

November 21, 2014
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New Book: “Americans in Thailand”

This month sees the launch of “Americans in Thailand”, an elegant 304-page illustrated hardback book recounting the history of Thailand’s American community. Focusing on famous and notorious personalities of each…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 02

November 19, 2014
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This is now the second week back at school. We are in the second term that runs until early march. We don’t get any mid-term breaks but we will get…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 01

November 19, 2014
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For over 20 years now I have been teaching at a school in Samut Prakan in Thailand. I have seen a lot of changes in that time. If you are…

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DJI Inspire 1 drone with 4K video in Thailand

November 18, 2014
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DJI Inspire 1 drone with 4K video in Thailand

I’ve had my Phantom Vision 2 drone for just over a year now. I have been happy with the performance (see ThailandFromAbove.com) though a few things have concerned me. Firstly are…

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Alms Giving to 10,000 Monks at Central World in Bangkok

November 17, 2014
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Alms Giving to 10,000 Monks at Central World in Bangkok

The fourth annual mass alms giving with 10,000 monks will be taking place in front of Central World in Bangkok on Sunday 23rd November 2014. The road will be closed from…

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Day 3 of Trip to Phuket

November 16, 2014
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This is now the third day of my Phuket trip. On this last day I wanted to visit more of the beaches to see what they looked like after the…

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Day 2 of Trip to Phuket

November 15, 2014
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This is now the second day of my trip to Phuket. I was last here three months ago and it is interesting that the beaches are looking just as good…

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Day 1 of Trip to Phuket

November 14, 2014
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This week I’m down in Phuket for three days to take pictures at the 4th Asian Beach Games. I’m also doing a few side trips and revisiting some of the…

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Promo Code to get 50% off Uber Phuket rides

November 13, 2014
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Promo Code to get 50% off Uber Phuket rides

After testing their services for the last month, Uber Phuket has just gone live. To celebrate their launch, use the promo code “UBERPHUKETLAUNCH” to get 50% off all your rides…

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Walking Tour of Bangkok with Expique

November 12, 2014
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If it’s your first time in a city and you don’t have much time to explore, then joining a tour is usually the best alternative. However, the traditional tours are…

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Watch Muay Thai for Free in Bangkok

November 12, 2014
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Watch Muay Thai for Free in Bangkok

Muay Thai, or Thai Kick Boxing, is a popular sport to watch for many tourists who come to Thailand. Unfortunately, most stadiums have a two price system which means that…

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Official Prices for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in Thailand

November 7, 2014
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Official Prices for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in Thailand

The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 were officially released in Thailand today. You can buy them online here, or at authorized dealers around the country. The prices are…

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Loy Krathong Festival 2014

November 7, 2014
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One of the most colourful festivals of the year in Thailand is Loy Krathong. This is when people go to their local waterway to float small bowl shaped containers called…

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