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Thailand Travel Writer Richard Barrow

Thailand Travel Writer Richard Barrow

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. RichardBarrow.com – news & events of interest to expats and repeat tourists ThaiTravelBlogs.com – news & events for tourists ThaiFestivalBlogs.com – all the latest big events & festivals MyThailandPhotos.com – explore…

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Visit the French Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok

Visit the French Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok

The Embassy of France in Thailand will open the French Ambassador’s Residence to the public as part of “European Heritage Days”. The residence is an historical building that dates back to the early 19th Century. Heritage Days have been held every year since 1984 on the third weekend of September by the French authorities in France and abroad to promote the richness and diversity of public buildings. They were subsequently adopted by other European countries. This “open house” in Bangkok…

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Chiang Mai Trip for Magic of Thai Fabric Festival

Chiang Mai Trip for Magic of Thai Fabric Festival

Over the weekend, I was visiting Chiang Mai for the Magic of Thai Fabric Festival. This took place in the Royal Park Rajapreuk. Thai silk and fabrics are among the best of its kind in the world and this festival celebrated the diversity of the designs as well as the quality on sale today. During the trip, we also briefly visited a village in Lamphun. The following photos were all tweeted live during my trip. Good morning from Suvarnabhumi Airport….

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Three Day Trip to Nakhon Pathom

Three Day Trip to Nakhon Pathom

This is a continuation of my road trips to provinces in Central Thailand. Over the next few months I am looking to visit destinations that are about 2-3 hours away from Bangkok and then spend about three days exploring that area. My destination last weekend was to Nakhon Pathom which is about an hour and a half to the West of Bangkok. I have been there quite a few times on day trips, but I haven’t stayed in the city…

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Three Day Trip to Ratchaburi

Three Day Trip to Ratchaburi

I’ve been doing road trips around Thailand for about 18 years or so now. I love the freedom of having your own wheels and being able to stop where and when you want. Having a car also helps in reaching those places which are not so easily accessible by public transport. However, my car was getting a bit old and I felt it too risky to go on any long road trips. I was also worried about breaking down in…

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Four Day trip to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan

Four Day trip to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan

Over the long weekend, a group of us were invited by the TAT to visit Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in Southern Thailand. The purpose of the 4-day trip was to see the efforts by local tourism businesses on how they try to minimize their environmental impact. These days it is all about sustainable tourism. And this concept is of particular importance on islands where everything has to be shipped in and waste shipped out. We visited several…

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Four Day trip to Buriram and Surin

Four Day trip to Buriram and Surin

Over the last four days, I have been visiting some of the major tourist attractions in Buriram and Surin provinces. These locations are in Northeastern Thailand. I was invited to join the winners of the Thailand Bloggers 2017 competition. We flew Air Asia from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to Buriram. Our return flight was with Nok Air. Both of these airlines have daily flights to this city. I haven’t been to Buriram for about fifteen years and so I…

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Eight Free Movies at the River City Bangkok Film Club in June 2017

Eight Free Movies at the River City Bangkok Film Club in June 2017

SATURDAY 3RD JUNE 2017: The opening film “Blood of my Blood” (Portugal) of the RCB Film Club’s June Series has been screened at the top festivals of the world, won nearly 19 Awards, was Portugal’s Oscar nomination in 2011, and is considered by many to be one of the top 10 Portuguese films of all time. It was also the most successful film of the year in Portugal. It is a tough and moving drama of a family in crisis,…

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Trip to Phuket with Happy Yacht Charter

Trip to Phuket with Happy Yacht Charter

The other weekend I was in Phuket at the invitation of Happy Yacht Charter. Boating is one of the popular activities for tourists in Phuket. But it usually involves fast speedboat rides to places like Phi Phi island. Not very enjoyable at the best of times. However, a new experience for me was a couple of day trips aboard a catamaran boat. This kind of thing is becoming more afforadable these days. Particularly if you hire one as a group….

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