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Happy Chinese New Year – Photo special

Happy Chinese New Year – Photo special

For the ones that know me, they know that I love China Town in Bangkok.  I will soon list some detailed tips for what to see and what to shop etc. But for now, lets take a look at the celebrations. In my opinion China Town is a must stop for any tourist coming to Bangkok. Don’t miss it!  …

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Bangkok Shutdown coming closer

Bangkok Shutdown coming closer

The Bangkok shutdown is coming closer. Will it really happen? Can it be avoided? If it continues, will it be peaceful?  Will there be a military coup? It is all up in the air and difficult to know. I try to follow as much as I can, from a distance. Interesting news over the last couple of days is that…

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Many rapes in Thailand

Many rapes in Thailand

Today Sweden’s biggest newspaper Aftonbladet has an update on a rape case that I have been working on together with Swedish journalist Jan Källman a few times. Today is a text update on her situation, and my pictures from earlier articles are used. She was raped by a Thai guy that now has fled the scene. She will be back…

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Operation Bangkok Shut Down

Operation Bangkok Shut Down

The Bangkok protests continues. I’m really worried this can be along tough, hard and situation for the Thai people. It will maybe even lead to civil war. I would not be surprised of that after reading various experts and journalist analysis on the subject. Last night protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban hold a speech of the plans. Here are excerpts of…

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Japanese food in Bangkok

Japanese food in Bangkok

There are some 900+ Japanese restaurants in Bangkok and counting. I love all the different styles on offer at various locations and price ranges. I eat Japanese food possible two or three times a week. I usually hit my favorite places, but also try out new places from now and then. If you have any tips, please let me know….

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Thailand road traffic deaths among the highest in the world.

Thailand road traffic deaths among the highest in the world.

Thailand now ranks third in the list of countries having highest road traffic deaths worldwide with 38.1 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year in 2010. The Thai government had announced a 10-year national policy on road safety from 2011-2020 in its attempt to reduce road accidents and loss to the least during the period. World Health Organization released a…

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Weekend tips for Bangkok

Weekend tips for Bangkok

Below some tips for this weekend in Bangkok. Visit one of Bangkok’s many rooftop bars: http://dennisthernblog.com/hot-spots/bars-with-a-view-rooftop-bars/   Winter Market This mini-festival organized by property developer Sansiri under a winter theme promises over 60 booths across five zones offering everything from food and vintage clothing to gifts and handicrafts. Enjoy!   Maybe you should put on your dancing shows and head…

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Events in Bangkok and Thailand

Events in Bangkok and Thailand

This festive season there are many things going on in Bangkok and Thailand as always. Hopefully the Bangkok protests will end before then. Some upcoming events on different levels: The Bangkok Street Show is back for a bigger and better event to help everyone celebrate the festive season. The series of shows will take place at Lumpini Park in Bangkok…

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Two new stops on the BTS in Bangkok

Two new stops on the BTS in Bangkok

Today two new stations along the BTS Silom Line opens, and the public can ride for free until the end of the New Year holiday. From the National Stadium station, the Silom Line will add two stations, Wutthakat and Bang Wa, past the current end station at Talat Phlu. Wutthakat and Bang Wa will operate for free until January 5th…

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Muay Thai – Best in Bangkok

Muay Thai – Best in Bangkok

This brutal but graceful martial art has been practised in Thailand for centuries. Major bouts are held every day of the week in Bangkok at either Lumpini Stadium or Ratchadamnoen Stadium. Bright lights flood the ring, revealing two men going through their spiritual ‘Wai Khru’ (a ceremony to thank their revered teachers, spirits, boxing ring and the sport itself). The…

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Bangkok: Beer Garden and more parties

Bangkok: Beer Garden and more parties

Finally the Beer Garden season is here. I don’t know about the delay, but maybe because there were some demonstrations in area? But this upcoming weekend the best season of Bangkok starts in my opinion. It is biggest in front of Central World, but beer gardens are in several places around town. I wrote about it a few weeks ago…

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Another weekend in Bangkok

Another weekend in Bangkok

A few tips for the upcoming weekend. Go for the best (?) happy hour in Sukhumvit Soi 11 at the Alchemist bar behind Cheap Charlie. They offer a beer bucket with five beers for only 350 baht for example. More info at their website. Another nice offer is the “Friday Unwind” at Zest Bar & Terrace in the Westin Hotel…

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Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

I currently putting together a list of “all” rooftop bars or bars with a views in Bangkok. These are all I have been to. There are a few more that I will review, or revisit since I don’t know if they are around anymore and also new bars will added. More data will be added over the next couple of…

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Moving forward

Moving forward

Another hectic weekend comes to an end. But it was a really good week in many aspects. A corporate client I did a job for in August assigned me and the journalist again for another three day assignment. I also got asked to add time with another client while I’m in Stockholm. That is good, I also have some long-term…

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HOT NEWS: boat sinks in Thailand

HOT NEWS: boat sinks in Thailand

A tourist boat with at least 200 people on board sinks in Thailand killing at least six people, but several more are missing so the number killed will most likely increase. More details here. I have been on these ferries going back and forth between Pattaya and Koh Larn. They look mostly fine, but they are commonly overloaded and the…

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