Thailand Travel Blogger Richard Barrow

August 10, 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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Quick Look at the New Drone Law in Thailand

August 29, 2015
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Quick Look at the New Drone Law in Thailand

One of the most common questions I have received on my blog this year is about the use of drones in Thailand. This followed the dramatic headlines earlier this year…

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Day 3 of Trip to Ratchaprasong

August 23, 2015
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Since Thursday I've been staying in the Ratchaprasong area as a way to show my solidarity to the Thai people. For most of the time I just sat on a…

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Day 2 of Trip to Ratchaprasong

August 23, 2015
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For four days, I'm staying at several different hotels near the Ratchaprasong intersection. On the second day, I attended the early morning religious service attended by the deputy-PM and the…

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Day 1 of Trip to Ratchaprasong

August 23, 2015
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Following the horrific bombing at the Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok, I decided I wanted to show my solidarity to Thai people and the tourism industry by…

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Deadly bomb attack in Bangkok leaves many dead

August 17, 2015
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At the height of rush hour in Bangkok tonight there was a huge explosion in the heart of the shopping district. Latest reports say 18 people were killed with many…

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Order Artisan Food Products Online in Thailand with Passion Delivery

August 17, 2015
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Order Artisan Food Products Online in Thailand with Passion Delivery

One of my favourite food delivery services in Bangkok is Passion Delivery.  I use them to order quality artisan products from more than 30 shops in Bangkok. By ordering online…

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Day Trip to Samut Prakan

August 16, 2015
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I've lived in Samut Prakan province for over twenty years now. When friends come to visit I like to put on my tour guide cap and take them on a…

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Join “Bike for Mom” cycling activity in Samut Prakan

August 16, 2015
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Join “Bike for Mom” cycling activity in Samut Prakan

Over 7,000 cyclists are expected to join the Bike for Mom activity in Samut Prakan on Sunday 16th August 2015. Across Thailand, over 294,000 have registered with many more expected…

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My Experience of Using Fitbit Charge HR in Thailand

August 14, 2015
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My Experience of Using Fitbit Charge HR in Thailand

Fitness wearables are becoming very popular these days and many people have started to wear them. My first one was an UP by Jawbone which I started to wear in…

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“No Escape” is not banned & will be released in Thailand on 10 September

August 10, 2015
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“No Escape” is not banned & will be released in Thailand on 10 September

According to an online New York gossip column called Page Six, the Owen Wilson movie “No Escape” has been banned in Thailand. They didn’t name their sources and after a bit…

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Bangkok Day Trip to Koh Kret

August 10, 2015
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On Sunday, I went on a day trip with Chin, my friend from Chili Paste Tour. We went to Koh Kret, an artificial island on the Chao Phraya River that…

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Day 4 of Khao Phansa Trip to Isaan

August 2, 2015
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This is now the fourth day of my Khao Phansa trip to Northeastern Thailand. The festival is now over and today we travelled through Sisaket and Surin provinces and visited…

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Free WiFi on 550 Bangkok Buses from 1 August

August 1, 2015
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Free WiFi on 550 Bangkok Buses from 1 August

Some good news for people who are stuck on a bus during a traffic jam as the chances are high that they will be able to use the free WiFi…

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Day 3 of Khao Phansa Trip to Isaan

August 1, 2015
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This is the third day of my tour of Isaan during the Khao Phansa festival. This day marks the start of the three month long Buddhist Lent. All over Thailand…

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Day 2 of Khao Phansa Trip to Isaan

July 31, 2015
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This is now the second day of my Khao Phansa trip to Northeastern Thailand. Today is Ashana Bucha which falls on the full moon in July every year. People go…

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Day 1 of Khao Phansa Trip to Isaan

July 30, 2015
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One of the best times of year for festivals is Khao Phansa which marks the start of the three month long Buddhist Lent. This takes place on the full moon…

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Movie Streaming Service iflix Launches in Thailand in August

July 27, 2015
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Movie Streaming Service iflix Launches in Thailand in August

The latest video on demand streaming service to arrive in Thailand will be iflix with an expected launch date in August 2015. This follows their success in Malaysia and Philippines…

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Thai Numeral Stamps on sale on 29 July 2015

July 27, 2015
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Thai Numeral Stamps on sale on 29 July 2015

Thailand Post are releasing a new series of stamps on 29th July 2015 which is also known as National Thai Language Day. There are ten stamps in total selling at…

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48 Hour Alcohol Ban in Thailand from 30-31 July 2015

July 27, 2015
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48 Hour Alcohol Ban in Thailand from 30-31 July 2015

There will be a ban of alcohol in Thailand for 48 hours on Thursday 30th July and Friday 31st July due to the Buddhist holiday. The ban is expected to…

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Day 3 of Trip to Ubon Ratchathani

July 26, 2015
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This is now the third and last day of my trip to Ubon Ratchathani in Northeastern Thailand with my friends from iTravelChannel. We came in the run up to the…

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Day 2 of Trip to Ubon Ratchathani

July 25, 2015
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This is now the second day of my trip to Ubon Ratchathani. I'm here with my friends from iTravel Channel on a pre-Khao Phansa publicity trip. Over the last two…

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Day 1 of Trip to Ubon Ratchathani

July 24, 2015
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This week's trip is to Ubon Ratchathani in Northeastern Thailand. I'm here with my friends from iTravel Channel. We are visiting temples around the city that are preparing giant wax…

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Launch of “Bangkok Beat” on Sunday night at Checkinn99

July 21, 2015
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Launch of “Bangkok Beat” on Sunday night at Checkinn99

The launch party of the new book “Bangkok Beat” will take place from 6-8pm at the historic Checkinn99 cabaret club on Sukhumvit Road on Sunday 26th July 2015. The authors…

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CentralPlaza Westgate to open in Nonthaburi on 28 August 2015

July 21, 2015
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CentralPlaza Westgate to open in Nonthaburi on 28 August 2015

The suburbs of Bangkok will soon be getting a new massive shopping with the opening of CentralPlaza Westgate on 28th August 2015. This aerial photo posted on their Facebook Page…

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Day 3 of Trip to Amphawa Floating Market

July 19, 2015
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Over the weekend, I was in Samut Songkhram province, which is about 90 minutes from Bangkok. I had a great time staying at Amphawa Floating Market. I normally stay at…

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Day 2 of Trip to Amphawa Floating Market

July 19, 2015
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I'm staying two nights and three days at a Homestay at Amphawa Floating Market in Samut Songkhram. This is only a 90 minutes drive from Bangkok. I came this weekend…

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Day 1 of Trip to Amphawa Floating Market

July 19, 2015
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Over the weekend, I'm staying at Ban Mae Arom Homestay in Amphawa Floating Market in Samut Songkhram. This is one of my favorite weekend getaways from Bangkok. There are many…

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