Bangkok Journals

Encounters in Bangkok

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An October 2008 trip to Bangkok by SeenThat

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Quote: A journal dedicated to different encounters in Bangkok.

Eight Best Coffees in Bangkok

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Attraction | "Nine Best Coffees in Bangkok"

Siam Paragon Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Few cities seem to be better positioned for earning the title of capital of the Multipolar Global Village than Bangkok. The cosmopolitan population, the myriad of visitors and the lack of imperial connotations, make it an ideal candidate. Beyond that, it's a shopping paradise which will keep troublemakers busy for eons. Under the circumstances, knowing your way among the city coffee shops is imperative. Here are the nine best coffees I found in Bangkok.#9: 7-Eleven Branches"What! What’s wrong with SeenThat!" are many readers thinking while reading the unlikely winner of the ninth place. However, I can defend my choice. It is a fact that 7-E...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 26, 2009

Getting Visas to Southeast Asia in Bangkok

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Mohan Photo, China, Asia
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Despite the heavy competition from Singapore, Bangkok is the main entry gate to Southeast Asia; as such is the most natural place for arranging visas to the neighbor countries. Over time, I learned the best ways of getting those. Here are a few tips.CambodiaThere is little doubt ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2009

Unripe Guava, Chili and Sugar Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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A Little House of HorrorsStatistically it was almost unavoidable. Following a few years without dental problems, an accident forced me to visit a foreign dentist in a foreign land.The accident was related to a journal I wrote for IgoUgo, namely the Dining on Wheels one. That journal was in the category of the fast ones: I conceived the idea and a couple of hours later most of the journal was done. It was an easy one. To celebrate the successful event, I bought a guava at a street stall. In ...Read More

3'Or

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Restaurant | "A Coffee with Garlic Bread, Please"

3'Or Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Occupying a large chunk of the Chao Phraya riverfront, Thammasat University has the best promenade along the Chao Phraya River. Beyond being tastefully designed and providing an awesome place for enjoying a coffee, it offers an almost unparalleled view of the river. Passenger and freight boats, Thonburi and bridges, all them compete for the traveler’s attention. As expected, small groups of students chat while ignoring the beauty surrounding them.The buildings adjoining the small yard next to the promenade are worth a look as well, since they feature an eclectic mix untypical of ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2009

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Thammasat University

Sanam Luang

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Sanam Luang Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Don’t SpeakDuring my last visit to Bangkok, I saw a stupa-like building under construction next to the Grand Palace."They are expanding the Grand Palace beyond its walls," was my first and foolish thought. Luckily, I kept it for myself, and checked out the facts. Certain events seldom occur and may thus caught travelers unprepared.But I am jumping ahead.UnderstatementTo say that Sanam Luang is unprepossessing would be the understatement of the new and young millennium. Few would realize that the almost emp...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 19, 2009

Sanam Luang
Bounded by Na Phra That and Ratchadamnoen Nai Roads
Bangkok, Thailand 10200
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