Thailand Travel Blogger Richard Barrow

July 2, 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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17th Vertical Marathon at Banyan Tree Bangkok on 8 November 2015

July 3, 2015
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17th Vertical Marathon at Banyan Tree Bangkok on 8 November 2015

Now in its 17th year, the popular Vertical Marathon returns to Banyan Tree Bangkok on Sunday 8th November 2015. The challenge is to run up 1,093 steps and 61 floors…

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New Drive Thru Post Office in Bangkok

July 2, 2015
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New Drive Thru Post Office in Bangkok

Thailand already has a Drive Thru for McDonald’s and even Starbucks. Now Thailand Post has joined the new trend. If you live in the Laksi district of Bangkok, you will…

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EU-Film Festival 2015

July 2, 2015
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EU-Film Festival 2015

The “EU Film Festival 2015″ will be screening in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen during July and August. A total of 18 highly acclaimed films from 14 EU countries will be…

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Day 4 of Trip to Chaiyaphum and Loei

June 28, 2015
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I'm in Northeastern Thailand for five days to attend the Dok Krachiao and Phi Ta Khon festivals. Today was the main event for the “ghost mask festival” in Dan Sai,…

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Day 3 of Trip to Chaiyaphum and Loei

June 27, 2015
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This now the third day of my trip to Northeastern Thailand. I spent the first two days in Chaiyaphum visiting two national parks to take photos of the Siam Tulips…

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Release Date and Official Prices for Apple Watch in Thailand

June 26, 2015
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Release Date and Official Prices for Apple Watch in Thailand

Apple have finally announced the official launch date for Apple Watch in Thailand. According to the online store, Apple Watch will be released in Thailand on Friday 17th July 2015.…

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Day 2 of Trip to Chaiyaphum & Loei

June 26, 2015
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This week I'm on a 5 day trip to the Northern end of Northeastern Thailand. First to Chaiyaphum for the Kok Krachiao Festival and then Loei for Phi Ta Khon.…

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Day 1 of Trip to Chaiyaphum and Loei

June 25, 2015
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Over the next five days I'm on a media trip with TAT Isan. They invited me to join their trip with local Thai travel media to take photographs of the…

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First Look at UP2 Fitness Tracker in Thailand

June 23, 2015
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First Look at UP2 Fitness Tracker in Thailand

Fitness trackers, otherwise known as wearables, have become a large part of many people’s lives. For me, wearing a fitness tracker on my wrist for a year really changed my…

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New Bike Trail around Nong Bon Lake in Bangkok

June 23, 2015
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New Bike Trail around Nong Bon Lake in Bangkok

The latest scenic bike lane to be constructed in Bangkok is around Nong Bon Lake in Prawet district. The 4 kilometer long bike trail, which will have solar lighting and…

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Celebrate International Day of Yoga in Bangkok on Sunday

June 20, 2015
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Celebrate International Day of Yoga in Bangkok on Sunday

Last year, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 21st June as the International Day of Yoga.  It is being celebrated all over the world on this day. The Indian…

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Emerald Buddha Stamps

June 16, 2015
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Emerald Buddha Stamps

Thailand Post has just released a set of three stamps depicting the highly revered Emerald Buddha. These are priced at 5 Baht each or 26 Baht for the special souvenir sheet.…

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Christopher G. Moore on Vincent Calvino and his latest book “Crackdown”

June 15, 2015
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Christopher G. Moore on Vincent Calvino and his latest book “Crackdown”

Christopher G. Moore is a Canadian writer who has been based in Thailand for 25 years. He is best known for his behind-the-smiles trilogy “A Killing Smile”, “A Bewitching Smile” and “A…

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Floating Market and Cooking Class with Chili Paste Tour

June 14, 2015
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At the weekend, I was invited by Chin from Chili Paste Tour to go on her Floating Market & Cooking Class tour. Chin organizes tailor made private tours of Bangkok…

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Day 3 of Trip to Loei

June 9, 2015
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Over the weekend, I was in Loei for the “Tour of I-San Loei Classic”. One of the sponsors of the cycle race was Nok Air who had invited me along.…

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How not to behave in Thailand

June 9, 2015
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How not to behave in Thailand

Chinese tourists are back in the news again in Thailand. And like last time, it’s for the wrong reason. This time round, a Chinese girl is pictured peeing at the Ananda…

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Day 2 of Trip to Loei

June 8, 2015
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This weekend I flew to Loei with Nok Air to attend the “Tour of I-San Loei Classic”. The race took place on Sunday, the second day of the trip. Unfortunately,…

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Day 1 of Trip to Loei

June 7, 2015
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This week I’m in Loei for the “Tour of I-san Loei Classic”. About 300 cyclists are expected to take part in this race. I was last in Loei in January…

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Thailand wins gold again at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015

June 6, 2015
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Thailand wins gold again at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Thailand’s Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden defended its championship title at the Chelsea Flower Show held in London, England. The event this year was held from 19-23 May. Teams of…

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Farewell Ride for Airport’s Green Cycle Track

June 5, 2015
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Farewell Ride for Airport’s Green Cycle Track

The Green Lane around Suvarnabhumi Airport has proved to be very popular with cyclists who live in Bangkok. The 23 kilometer long lane was often crowded at the weekends with…

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Liverpool FC announce sixth visit to Thailand in July 2015

June 3, 2015
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Liverpool FC announce sixth visit to Thailand in July 2015

Liverpool FC's 2015 pre-season tour will begin in Thailand this summer after it was announced today that the Reds will return to Bangkok in July. Two years on from a…

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Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

June 3, 2015
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Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

About a year ago there was a lot of chatter on expat forums about new rules of what would happen if you overstayed your visa in Thailand. Everyone was talking…

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Day 3 of Trip to Chiang Mai

June 3, 2015
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Every year during Visakha Bucha, thousands of people in Chiang Mai make merit by climbing to the top of Doi Suthep. I was there this time to take photos of…

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You Must Show Your Passport to Send Parcels at the Post Office

June 2, 2015
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You Must Show Your Passport to Send Parcels at the Post Office

If you are planning on sending a parcel in Thailand, both within the country and abroad, you now need to take with you some form of identification such as a…

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Day 2 of Trip to Chiang Mai

June 2, 2015
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I'm in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand to take photos of the Visakha Bucha celebrations. This day marks the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. The night before, thousands…

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Day 1 of Trip to Chiang Mai

June 1, 2015
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This weekend I'm in Chiang Mai for the celebrations for the Buddhist holiday, Wisakha Bucha Day. This is on the full moon on Monday. I'm tagging along with my friends…

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Bicycle Tour of Mahachai with Grasshopper Adventures

May 31, 2015
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At the weekend I did a one day cycle tour with Grasshopper Adventures. This is my second tour with them. The other month I did a Bangkok boat & cycle…

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