Thailand Travel Blogger Richard Barrow

September 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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Trip Along Phadung Krungkasem Canal in Bangkok

September 25, 2016
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On Saturday I decided to check out the new boat service along Phadung Krungkasem Canal in Bangkok. This goes from Hua Lamphong Pier to Thewet Market Pier via Phadung Krungkasem…

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Bangkok Food Tour by Bicycle

September 20, 2016
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I’ve done several bicycle tours and food tours in Bangkok. They are great ways to really learn more about the city. The other day I went on a new kind…

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Bamboo Bicycle Tour of the “Lungs of Bangkok”

September 12, 2016
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Over the weekend I went on a bicycle tour of the Lungs of Bangkok in Samut Prakan. There are quite a few bike companies now, and most visit this area.…

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Two day trip to Phetchaburi 

September 12, 2016
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Last week, I was invited by the Government Public Relations Department to attend a two-day study tour of Phetchaburi to visit historical sites and to observe the local way of…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in August 2016

September 2, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for August 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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Trip to Baan Kru Thani and Pathum Thani

September 2, 2016
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At the weekend, I went on a day trip to Pathum Thani province to the north of Bangkok. I primarily went to visit Baan Kru Thani. This is a project…

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Chao Phraya River Cruise with Rua Khun Mae

August 28, 2016
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One of the best ways to explore Bangkok is by boat on the Chao Phraya River. You can do this quite cheaply by jumping on and off the express boat.…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in July 2016

August 2, 2016
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The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for July 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got…

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Photo Highlights of Four Night Markets in Bangkok

July 25, 2016
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Over the past two weeks, my sister has been here in Thailand on holiday. I had planned to take her to some of the best tourist attractions in this region.…

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False advertising at Ancient Siam

July 19, 2016
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Ancient Siam in Samut Prakan is free today from 4pm-8pm #Thailand pic.twitter.com/65ne7sQ5RD — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) July 19, 2016 One of my frustrations when it comes to promoting tourist attractions…

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Change your old MRT Top Up Card before 30 December

July 2, 2016
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Change your old MRT Top Up Card before 30 December

Good news for those people who still have the old-style top-up cards for the subway in Bangkok. Originally you had to change to the new one by this week, but…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in June 2016

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

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Coastal Walk in Samut Prakan

June 20, 2016
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Over the weekend, I decided to go for a walk along the coast in Samut Prakan. The starting pointing was at Wat Asokaram, near the estuary. From here you can…

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Partial Ban of Bicycles on the Skytrain

June 14, 2016
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Partial Ban of Bicycles on the Skytrain

Starting from 1st August 2016, full-sized bicycles will be banned from the Skytrain in Bangkok during peak hours. This announcement was inevitable. The skytrain carriages have been so crowded over…

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Exploring the Coastline near Bang Khun Thian

June 13, 2016
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Not many people realize that Bangkok has its own coastline. However, its not white sandy beaches as there are only mangroves and shrimp farms. But, it is an area worth…

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Ban Khun Samut Chin Cycle Ride

June 11, 2016
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One of my favourite destinations in Samut Prakan is Ban Khun Samut Chin and the temple surrounded by the sea. This whole area just has shrimp, fish, crab and shellfish…

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Foreign National Information Form in Thailand

June 7, 2016
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Foreign National Information Form in Thailand

It hasn’t been rolled out nationwide yet, but the “Foreign National Information Form” has started to make an appearance at some Immigration offices around Thailand. Samut Prakan is the latest…

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Popular Tweets about Thailand in May 2016

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

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Discover Top Thailand Authorities on Twitter

May 24, 2016
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Discover Top Thailand Authorities on Twitter

If you are one of those people that use Twitter to find information about Thailand, then you might find the “authority lists” by Agilience of interest. They take a look…

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Day Trip to Ban Sakhla in Samut Prakan

May 23, 2016
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On Saturday I visited Ban Sakhla in Samut Prakan for their annual temple festival. This isolated community is surrounded by shrimp and crab farms. There is only one road in…

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Live Tweeting the Coup in Thailand

May 22, 2016
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Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the military coup in Thailand. I don’t think anyone thought that the generals would still be in control of the country two years later…

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Online Delivery of Craft Beer in Thailand

May 19, 2016
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Online Delivery of Craft Beer in Thailand

After a hot and hard day’s work, there is nothing better than a glass of cool beer. Most times, I just buy one of the Thai beers like Chang, Leo…

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Day 3 of Trip to Phetchaburi and Hua Hin

May 9, 2016
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This is now the third and final day of my trip to Hua Hin. I din’t do so much today other than visiting a few places in Phetchaburi on the way…

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Day 2 of Trip to Phetchaburi and Hua Hin

May 8, 2016
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This is the second day of my trip south of Bangkok to Phetchaburi and Hua Hin (click here for Day 1). Together with Cha-am, these are popular destinations for people…

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Day 1 of Trip to Phetchaburi and Hua Hin

May 7, 2016
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One of the most popular seaside resorts for people from Bangkok is in Hua Hin. Unlike Pattaya, it’s neighbour on the other side of the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin…

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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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