Bang Rak cinema going away

Bang Rak cinema going away

The oldest movie theater in Bangkok – Prince’s – once called Bang Rak Cinema (built in 1908) was getting demolished earlier this year. I walked by the hidden trok (side street), looking for a restaurant, and walked straight into the demolishing. They let...
Street food in Bangkok soon banned?

Street food in Bangkok soon banned?

First of all. I’m all for development and enhancement of cities and neighborhoods. But in my world, Bangkok is moving in the wrong direction on a few levels. Old classic housing areas and projects are taken down for new skyscrapers and shopping malls (seriously, many...
New book out

New book out

Finally the book “Bangkok – 10 vandringar och utflykter” was released. It is all in Swedish, but hopefully there will be an English version as well. The book is about 10 walks and day trips in Bangkok.  It is an excellent book to complement any...
Book on Burma

Book on Burma

Early in the summer the below book on Burma was released. It is all in Swedish an written of seasoned journalists Bertil Lintner and Sven-Olof Einarsson. I have a dozen pictures in the book including five on the front cover. Perfect for whom wants to dig deeper in to...
Vegetarian festival in Bangkok 2014

Vegetarian festival in Bangkok 2014

Today the Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok 2014 starts and it runs all the way to the 3rd October. Chinatown is the gathering point for the festivities. During Tesagan Gin Je Festival (Vegetarian Festival) yellow and red flags that signal a shop or stall is selling food...