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Posts Tagged "pattaya"

Bangkok tips

Bangkok tips

Some tips for the coming days and forward: A classic dish at an institution of Siam Square: Ku Dé Ta is a fairly new lounge place in the Sathon area. More on that place soon. For now enjoy the happy hour and Thursday house night. One of my Bangkok favorites Moodwax spins some cool music.   Do look at some…

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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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Pattaya & traffic problems

Pattaya & traffic problems

Today I was in Pattaya for a long day. It was interesting and successful. On the way back we saw yet another traffic accident. Tragic of course, but nothing new. Thailand is ranked sixth in the world when it comes to number traffic accidents. Graphics below from the Thai daily newspaper the Nation. For information about the facts and numbers…

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Shark Fin Soup & Another Swede makes the headlines

Shark Fin Soup & Another Swede makes the headlines

Shark fin soup (or shark’s fin soup) is a popular soup item of Chinese cuisine usually served at special occasions such as weddings and banquets, or as a luxuary item in Chinese Culture. The shark fins provide texture while the taste comes from the other soup ingredients. The soup originated centuries ago during the Ming Dynasty. Demand for the soup…

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5 notorious, and potentially dangerous, party spots in Asia

5 notorious, and potentially dangerous, party spots in Asia

A travel magazine covering APAC recently listed five notorious and dangerous places in Asia. Here is part of the article with my comments. DRUGS, alcohol, drink spiking, scams, assaults and even death. Despite being touted as must-see places during an itinerary in Asia, the following notorious party places are where many backpackers have also gone adrift. Vang Vieng, Laos The…

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