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Thailand Travel Writer Richard Barrow

Thailand Travel Writer Richard Barrow

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. RichardBarrow.com – news & events of interest to expats and repeat tourists ThaiTravelBlogs.com – news & events for tourists ThaiFestivalBlogs.com – all the latest big events & festivals MyThailandPhotos.com – explore…

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Eight Free Movies at the River City Bangkok Film Club in June 2017

Eight Free Movies at the River City Bangkok Film Club in June 2017

SATURDAY 3RD JUNE 2017: The opening film “Blood of my Blood” (Portugal) of the RCB Film Club’s June Series has been screened at the top festivals of the world, won nearly 19 Awards, was Portugal’s Oscar nomination in 2011, and is considered by many to be one of the top 10 Portuguese films of all time. It was also the most successful film of the year in Portugal. It is a tough and moving drama of a family in crisis,…

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Trip to Phuket with Happy Yacht Charter

Trip to Phuket with Happy Yacht Charter

The other weekend I was in Phuket at the invitation of Happy Yacht Charter. Boating is one of the popular activities for tourists in Phuket. But it usually involves fast speedboat rides to places like Phi Phi island. Not very enjoyable at the best of times. However, a new experience for me was a couple of day trips aboard a catamaran boat. This kind of thing is becoming more afforadable these days. Particularly if you hire one as a group….

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Street Food Walking Trip in Bangkok Noi and Thonburi

Street Food Walking Trip in Bangkok Noi and Thonburi

Bangkok street food has been in the news a lot lately. In particular, the stories about the ban on street vendors. However, there’s been a lot of miscommunication and misunderstanding in this story. Which is why I decided to go out and see for myself. Along the way I spoke to food vendors and city inspectors. Joining me was my friend Chin, who is a private tour guide and owner of Chili Paste Tour. She takes customers on walking tours…

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Thailand Creative & Design Center is now open on Charoenkrung Road in Bangkok

Thailand Creative & Design Center is now open on Charoenkrung Road in Bangkok

The brand new Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) is now open at The Grand Postal Building on Charoenkrung Road in Bangkok. This new location for TCDC has 5 floors with approximately 9,000 square meters, covering six functional zones; three former zones with the expansion and improvement including Resource Center, Exhibition Gallery, and Creative Co-working Space, and three innovative zones including Creative Business Center, Maker Space, and Material & Design Innovation Center. Additionally, TCDC Bangkok provides more space and seating…

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Trip to Phetchaburi for the International Kite Festival

Trip to Phetchaburi for the International Kite Festival

A popular beach destination for Thai during weekends is Cha-am in Phetchaburi province. It is about two hours to the south of Bangkok. Most foreign tourists skip Cha-am and head further south to Hua Hin instead. Although Cha-am beach can get very busy during long weekends, it is very quiet during the week. It is worth taking a look. During March of every year, the beach in Cha-am is host to the popular kite festival that attracts fliers from all…

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Day 3 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya

Day 3 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya

For two nights and three days I stayed in Pattaya exploring family friendly attractions. Even though I visited a dozen different attractions, I only scratched the surface. There is enough to do here to keep you busy for several weeks. Click to see where I visited on Day 1 and Day 2 of my trip. I tweeted the following photos live during the third and last day of my trip. Good morning from the beach in Pattaya. It's expected to…

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Day 2 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya

Day 2 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya

For three days I am in Pattaya, on the Eastern seaboard of Thailand. I am staying at AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa. Everyone knows this city as a center for nightlife. But, really there is more to see here than just Walking Street. So, I set myself a challenge to see if I could find alternative tourist attractions that are suitable for families. Click here to see where I visited on Day 1. The pictures on this page were tweeted live…

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Day 1 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya

Day 1 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya

Pattaya has been getting a lot of bad press recently by the international media. The Daily Mirror tabloid proclaimed that Pattaya is the sex capital of the world. They also claimed that there are 27,000 prostitutes here. I am not sure how they came to that number. Did they go around counting them? I am not going to stand here and say that there are no prostitutes in Pattaya. I will leave that to Thailand’s junta leader. However, I do…

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