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King Narai Fair, Lopburi in February  Posted on 02/28/2015
Sound and LightsEvery February in Lopburi, on dates that shift about, a festival is held to commemorate the deeds of King Narai in an extravagant sound and light show within his 400 year old palace. Long long time ago, in this province far...
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Somewhere Wintery - Wang Nam Kaew  Posted on 02/14/2015
A Sea of FlowersWang Name Kaew is situated between the lowlands where Khao Yai and Tub Lan National Park separates. Popular with Thais during winter months, they go there seeking the colder and fresher air away from Bangkok. Similar in...
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Suan Phueng, for Animal Huggers  Posted on 01/12/2015
One of the Main Attractions - RabbitsI went again (was here in 2012), the playing fields for Thais some 2 hours west of Bangkok. A place for hugging sheep, rabbits and now they have alpacas, cats and even wallabies. Unfortunately, just for...
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Wora Bura, I remember your Spa  Posted on 12/28/2014
By the BeachOn arrival early in the morning, we contacted the Spa for our pre-booked session knowing that we will not be able to check into our rooms until after 12. Spas, they all smell alike, the aroma of an entire lemon grass forest...
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Hua Hin I-Am-On-Vacation Syndrome  Posted on 12/26/2014
Chilling Out at Hua HinHua Hin does beat all places in surrounding Bangkok to top herself as the number one dress pretty and walk around to be seen destination. Bangkokians who travelled there looked like they came out from Esprit’s...
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Floating about in Khao Sok  Posted on 09/21/2014
Panvaree ResortIt was off the grid. It was off everything in fact. No GSM signal, we were out of touch with the world. Not a bad thing really the 3 days I was there at Panvaree Resort, floating lodges on a vast artificial lake behind a...
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Phetchabun, Middle Earth in Rainy August  Posted on 08/31/2014
Fresh VeggiesA bag of Chinese cabbage plucked fresh from the hills of Phu Tub Berk cost 80 Baht per bag. And per bag, there were about 15 of those, inclusive of snails, slugs and many other unidentified slimy crawlies as they ventured out...
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Mae Rim in the Off Peak  Posted on 07/31/2014
Look, No PeoplePreviously in the winter peak of 2013, I had witnessed Mon Cham turned Mon Jam. And, in my travels, I had always only coincided my plans to match with the seasons, such as visiting northern highlands during the winter and...
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Sui Sian Chinese Restaurant at Landmark - One Pig Rule  Posted on 07/27/2014
This is SingularI had been yearning for good Dim Sum in Thailand. And this is not like in Hong Kong, Singapore or Malaysia where authentic Chinese tasting Dim Sum are in abundance. Most Dim Sum in Thailand had been "customized"...
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The Bloc of Recycled Containers  Posted on 07/24/2014
Fancy PlaceAlong Ratchapruk spots a trendy hub. It's made up of recycled containers housing cafes and a pub. Good to go in the evening as the containers will be less of a solar oven, and you can have hip dessert, coffee or tea...
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  • lmike k
    lmike k 29 May 2013 16:03:02

    Anyonne notice the proliferation of used car lots lately? As IT drive around,, I notice there is a used car lot about every kilometer, packed with mostly late model used cars and trucks. I think the governments program of subsedizing the purchase of new car and trucks has gotten many Thais into vehicles they can\'t afford. Simular to what happened in the U.S. with housing. This is creating a bubble that has to rectify it\'s self sometime soon. When the bubble brakes, I am getting a nearly new used car for cheap. Hope it is soon, as my current vehicle is eight years old.

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