Thong Lo, officially named Soi Sukhumvit 55. A trendy road in the Watthana District of Bangkok. Once suburban, this area enjoyed a development boom in the early-2000’s. New boutiques, restaurants and bars emerged and the condos followed, partly driven by a significant Japanese Expat community. Less touristy and on trend. First class Japanese food servedContinue reading “Thong Lo”
Hosted by Captain Robert of Boat in the Bay we sailed out from Phuket to take in the breathtaking scenes of the Andaman sea towards Phang Nga Bay. Sailing past Ko Yao Yai and Ko Yao Noi we were treated to some of Thailand’s most beautiful coastal scenery. Deserted sandy beaches and giant jungle-clad ancientContinue reading “The Man with the Golden Gun”
Catching a long tail boat for a tour of the Khlongs (canals) is one of my favourite ways to explore Bangkok. In a tropical monsoon climate, there is relief to be found in the river breeze. Along Khlong Dan we happened across the assembly of a 69-metre-tall Buddha statue at the royal temple, Wat PaknamContinue reading “Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen”
Not that I have a baby; but if i did, I’d be tempted to kit them out with one of these Babies on Bags for Babies. Which one would I choose? The Unicorn of course. CentralPlaza Rama III, Bangkok.
Observing how people get about Bangkok reminds me of my childhood in Mid Wales. Just hop on and go. Bangkok has certainly mastered the service of uniting people with things. You can order almost anything to be delivered to you by a man or lady on a bike, cheaply and quickly. I say ‘almost’ everything,Continue reading “Sathorn Soi 11 Scooters”
Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan, also known as Wat Saket for short or the temple of the Golden Mount, is one of Bangkok’s oldest temples dating back to the Ayutthaya era. When Bangkok became the capital of Thailand in 1782, King Rama I (1737-1809) renovated the temple and gave it its name. Based inContinue reading “Wat Saket at night”
Happened upon 74 year old Supinya Junsuta (aka Jay Fai) on the right with her trademark beanie and ski goggles. Owner and sole chef of Bangkok’s first street food stall to be awarded a Michelin star in 2018.