Going to Railay Beach for “Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest”

April 15, 2014
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Going to Railay Beach for “Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest”

I’m very exited to be going back to Krabi again. This will be my second trip this year.  I will be going to take pictures at the ”6th Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest” which is taking place from 21 to 23 April 2014, at Railay Beach and Tonsai Bay, Mueang district. This event is…

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Waterproof Camera & Smartphone Bags

April 15, 2014
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Waterproof Camera & Smartphone Bags

If you are like me and like taking pictures in all kinds of weather then it is essential to have waterproof cases for your camera and smartphone. They come in…

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There is more to Songkran than the Waterfights

April 14, 2014
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There is more to Songkran than the Waterfights

Songkran takes place all over Thailand in mid April every year. This is the traditional Thai new year which is the most enjoyable of all festivals both for Thai people…

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Going to Bangsaen for Songkran

April 13, 2014
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Going to Bangsaen for Songkran

Most people think that Songkran in Thailand is only from 13-15 April. But, that is not really true. The Mon people celebrate Songkran a little later. In Bangsaen in Chonburi…

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How to keep power on in your hotel room without a keycard

April 12, 2014
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How to keep power on in your hotel room without a keycard

Today on Twitter I asked the question about how to fake the keycard in the power slot in hotel rooms. I’m sure you have had the same problem as me.…

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Popular Tweets about Songkran in Thailand 2014

April 11, 2014
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These are a selection of some of my tweets about Songkran this year. Follow me on @RichardBarow or the hashtag #Songkran for more. Follow @RichardBarrow

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A British Themed Mall in Bangkok

April 10, 2014
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A British Themed Mall in Bangkok

It would seem that themed malls are becoming very popular in Thailand. They are popping up everywhere. I would say that they are being fueled by the obsession of Thais…

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My Experience of using Uber in Bangkok

April 9, 2014
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This morning I’m heading to the launch of Uber Bangkok, which is a new limousine service in Thailand. It’s a little more expensive than a regular taxi but it is…

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Going to Ayutthaya to Celebrate Songkran

April 8, 2014
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Going to Ayutthaya to Celebrate Songkran

I don’t normally like to travel during Songkran. The roads are horrendous. At the start and finish of the holidays there are bad traffic jams and in-between there are drunk…

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Internet Resources for “Bangkok for Kids”

April 8, 2014
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Internet Resources for “Bangkok for Kids”

Every year there seems to be more expat families in Bangkok. Which usually means more children looking for things to do in the City of Angels. To help parents with…

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Where to buy a Selfie Stick in Bangkok

April 6, 2014
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Where to buy a Selfie Stick in Bangkok

I get some strange questions on Twitter, no more so than the one today by @berylanneT who asked where to buy a selfie stick in Bangkok. For those of you…

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My Experience of Using an UP by Jawbone Wristband in Thailand

April 4, 2014
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My Experience of Using an UP by Jawbone Wristband in Thailand

Anyone that knows me will say that I am not the most active of people. If I can, I will spend all day with my feet up watching TV. It…

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Cycle Track Around Suvarnabhumi Airport

April 2, 2014
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Cycle Track Around Suvarnabhumi Airport

Some good news for cyclists in Bangkok is that a new cycling track has been opened at Suvarnabhumi Airport. If you are tired with fighting traffic in the city, then…

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My Experience of Doing a Visa Run from Bangkok

March 31, 2014
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My Experience of Doing a Visa Run from Bangkok

I’ve been living and working in Thailand for twenty years now and have changed my job twice. I last did this about seven years ago and even though I still…

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Earth Hour 2014 is on Saturday 29 March

March 29, 2014
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Earth Hour 2014 is on Saturday 29 March

In order to persuade people to use less energy, Earth Hour asks everyone to switch off unnecessary lights tonight for one hour between 8:30pm & 9:30pm on Saturday 29th March…

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On the Bike Train to Ayutthaya

March 28, 2014
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Today I had the pleasure of joining the first dedicated Bike Train in Thailand. This is not a regular service yet. Today was partly a celebration of 117 years of…

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Free Muay Thai Fights in Bangkok Every Wednesday at MBK

March 26, 2014
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Free Muay Thai Fights in Bangkok Every Wednesday at MBK

Good news for lovers of Muay Thai. The MBK Fight Night has now returned to Bangkok. The event had been cancelled earlier in the year when anti-government protesters set up…

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Changes to British Passport Services in Thailand

March 26, 2014
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Changes to British Passport Services in Thailand

Applying for a new British passport in Thailand has just got easier. Or at least for those of us who live near Bangkok. And from next month it will be…

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Promo Code for 100 Baht Discount with GrabTaxi to the Airport

March 26, 2014
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Promo Code for 100 Baht Discount with GrabTaxi to the Airport

There has been a lot of buzz on social media in Thailand about the GrabTaxi app that you can use to book a taxi. It is being hailed as a…

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Special Railway Carriage for Cyclists in Thailand

March 26, 2014
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Special Railway Carriage for Cyclists in Thailand

If you are cyclist in Thailand, you might be interested that the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) are making an extra effort to help cyclists travel around the country. Normally…

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Statistics of Recent Fatal Bus Crashes in Thailand

March 25, 2014
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Statistics of Recent Fatal Bus Crashes in Thailand

Sadly, there was news this morning of yet another fatal bus crash in Thailand. This time in Tak province with at least a reported 30 dead. Apparently the breaks failed…

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Doing a Juice Detox with the help of UP Wristband by Jawbone

March 25, 2014
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Doing a Juice Detox with the help of UP Wristband by Jawbone

If you follow my blog, you will know that on 1st January last year I started my new year’s resolution of living a healthier life. To kickstart this I decided…

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Steam Train Ride to Ayutthaya

March 24, 2014
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Steam Train Ride to Ayutthaya

On Sunday I went on the annual steam train trip from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. This is the one that celebrates the anniversary of the State Railway of Thailand. This year…

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Alcohol Ban in Thailand on 22-23 & 29-30 March 2014

March 22, 2014
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Alcohol Ban in Thailand on 22-23 & 29-30 March 2014

Due to the upcoming Senate Elections in Thailand, there will be two weekends in a row of alcohol bans. The first one is this weekend for the advance voting and…

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Songkran Phra Pradaeng is from 18-20 April 2014

March 22, 2014
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Songkran Phra Pradaeng is from 18-20 April 2014

Phra Pradaeng in Samut Prakan Province is one of the few places in Thailand that celebrates the Songkran Festival in the Thai-Mon style, featuring a magnificent parade. Visitors can learn…

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Bruno Mars Buys Bootleg CDs of his own music in Bangkok

March 21, 2014
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Bruno Mars Buys Bootleg CDs of his own music in Bangkok

Bruno Mars came all the way to Thailand and all he bought were these bootleg CDs by a guy called… Bruno Mars. This is a bit of an embarrassment for…

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Giant Yellow Duck Goes on the Rampage in Thailand

March 19, 2014
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Giant Yellow Duck Goes on the Rampage in Thailand

Towards the end of last year, a giant yellow duck appeared on the lake in Nong Prajak Sillapakom Park in Udon Thani. It proved to be an instant hit with…

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Ayutthaya Police Bicycle Patrol

March 19, 2014
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Ayutthaya Police Bicycle Patrol

Over the last few years, cycling has become very popular in Thailand. Some people do it for exercise while others just want the convenience of popping to the local shops.…

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