Thailand Travel Blogger Richard Barrow

March 1, 2016
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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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How to open the Daily Mail and other blocked websites in Thailand for free

May 3, 2016
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How to open the Daily Mail and other blocked websites in Thailand for free

One of the frustrating things about surfing on the Internet in Thailand is the dreaded green screen that shows that the website that you are trying to open has been…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in April 2016

May 1, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for April 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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Record Breaking Temperature in Thailand during 2016

April 29, 2016
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Record Breaking Temperature in Thailand during 2016

In Thailand, we have already been suffering from the longest heatwave in 65 years. Then, yesterday on the 28th April 2016, we broke the record for the hottest temperature in Thailand since…

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Official Prices and Release Date for iPhone SE in Thailand

April 26, 2016
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Official Prices and Release Date for iPhone SE in Thailand

Apple’s latest cellphone is the 4 inch iPhone SE. Apple has already announced the official prices on their website. These will be the same prices you will see on the websites…

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Record Demand for Electricity in Thailand today

April 26, 2016
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Record Demand for Electricity in Thailand today

It has been another hot summer this year and, as usual, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has come out to say that we have yet again beaten a record. This…

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Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2016

April 18, 2016
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Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2016

These are the full statistics for the Seven Dangerous Days of the Songkran Holiday in 2016. This year the period is from 11th to 17th April.  The final tally from…

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Dates for “High Noon” in Thailand from April to May 2016

April 8, 2016
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Dates for “High Noon” in Thailand from April to May 2016

It’s already that time of year when the temperature starts to soar. This week, in Northern Thailand, we have already seen temperatures peak at 42 Celsius. And summer has only…

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iPad Pro 9.7 Inch now on sale in Thailand

April 2, 2016
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iPad Pro 9.7 Inch now on sale in Thailand

The latest member of the iPad is now on sale in Thailand with a price starting from 22,900 Baht. The iPad Pro 9.7 Inch comes in four different colours: Silver,…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in March 2016

April 1, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for March 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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New boat service on Khlong Phasi Charoen next month

March 21, 2016
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New boat service on Khlong Phasi Charoen next month

Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra has overseen a test run of environmentally friendly boat prototypes, before officially deploying them in Khlong Phasi Charoen next month. The 8-kilometer waterway connects Saphan…

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Day trip to Ayutthaya for the Muay Thai Festival

March 19, 2016
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Every year, Muay Thai enthusiasts from all around the world come to Ayutthaya to pay homage to Nai Khanom Tom, a legendary figure in martial arts. (See here for his…

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Day 4 of Trip to Rayong

March 15, 2016
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This is now my fourth day exploring Rayong in Eastern Thailand. Click here for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3. On the first two days I attended the kite…

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Day 3 of Trip to Rayong

March 14, 2016
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These are the pictures from the third day of my trip to Rayong in Eastern Thailand (click here for Day 1 and Day 2). The first two days I attended…

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Day 2 of Trip to Rayong for the Kite Festival

March 13, 2016
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This week I’m exploring Rayong province for five days. For the first two days I attended the kite festival (see Day 1 here). It was the first time that they…

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Day 1 of Trip to Rayong for the Kite Festival

March 12, 2016
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This week I’m in Rayong, in Eastern Thailand, for the 1st Kite Festival. The drive down from Bangkok took just under three hours. I’m spending the first two nights on…

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Passion Delivery in Bangkok

March 8, 2016
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Passion Delivery in Bangkok

One of the things that I do at the start of every month is to place an order with Passion Delivery. For people like myself who live in the suburbs,…

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Twelve Long Weekend Holidays in Thailand During 2016

March 8, 2016
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Twelve Long Weekend Holidays in Thailand During 2016

During 2016, there are twelve long holidays in Thailand. These are as follows: New Year’s Day: Thursday 31st December 2015 to Sunday 3rd January 2016 Makha Bucha Day: Saturday 20th February…

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German Film Week 2016 in Bangkok

March 7, 2016
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German Film Week 2016 in Bangkok

The Goethe-Institut Thailand together with Paragon Cineplex are once again hosting the annual German Film Week. This will offer you the chance to watch a contemporary German movie every day for…

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Day Trip to Samut Sakhon for the Seafood Festival

March 7, 2016
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On Saturday, I drove down to Samut Sakhon for their annual seafood festival. This city is less than an hour from Bangkok and is famous for its fishing industry as…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in February 2016

March 1, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for February 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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WiFi Smart Plug for your Smart Home

March 1, 2016
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WiFi Smart Plug for your Smart Home

There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about having a “smart home”. As a gadget man, this is something that interests me a lot. Particularly…

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Bangkok’s first electric bus begins trial run

March 1, 2016
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Bangkok’s first electric bus begins trial run

Thailand’s first electric bus has begun its trial run in Bangkok. It is operating between Don Mueang Airport and Mo Chit bus terminal. The bus is 12 meters long and…

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Dinosaurs spotted on the roads in Bangkok

February 29, 2016
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Dinosaurs spotted on the roads in Bangkok

The dinosaurs are coming to Bangkok! Well, at least this T-Rex so far spotted by Maxiniac Maggie and posted on his Facebook page. I don’t know many details yet, other…

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British Backpacker Grace Taylor Missing in Thailand

February 23, 2016
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British Backpacker Grace Taylor Missing in Thailand

British backpacker Grace Taylor has gone missing in Thailand. Her mother, Sam Taylor, has reached out to the online community and backpackers in Thailand to help find her daughter. The following…

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Days and times when alcohol cannot be sold in Thailand

February 22, 2016
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Days and times when alcohol cannot be sold in Thailand

Alcohol licensing hours in Thailand can be confusing for some tourists. Actually, to be honest, it is confusing to me at times. The hours that you can and cannot buy…

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One day overstay in Thailand could mean a 5 year ban

February 20, 2016
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One day overstay in Thailand could mean a 5 year ban

Over the last few weeks, the Thai newspapers have been writing stories about a crackdown on foreigners overstaying their visas. This is in advance of what they call “D-Day” on…

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Day 3 of Trip to Chiang Mai

February 8, 2016
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Over the weekend I visited Chiang Mai for the annual flower festival. This was my first time at this event and I was really impressed. Really worth going. I also…

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