A few useful tips especially if you ever find yourself eating with Thais: Use a fork and spoon (a spoon to put the food into your mouth and a fork to help navigate the food onto the spoon) it is definitely not normal to eat rice with chopsticks in Thailand! If you are eating rice you will be presented with a spoon and fork. Chopsticks are mostly used for noodles! Sticky rice is traditionally eaten with the hands, a lump can be broken off from the main serving and dipped into…Read More
Category: Random Thailand!
Thailand’s Colourful Airlines
Bright brash colour has always been an prominent part of Thai culture, Great examples can be seen adorning various modes of transport, especially on buses, but this use of colour has also extended to the airline industry where some local airlines have used bright fun colour in their airline liveries. Here are a few offerings from Nok Air and Bangkok AirwaysRead More
Train Suspended at Mae Kong Train Market For 6 months
The Mae Klong Train market has long been a fascinating and unique sight! the market vendors line up either side of a working rail line and have encroached so close to the track that their their stalls and wares will be damaged and crushed if a train passes, however the market vendors have developed some unique and novel ways of sliding and rolling back their canopies of their stalls and their produce from the oncoming train. Over the last few years this site has become a major attraction and now…Read More
Grand Palace Closing Dates 2015
Here is the list of Bangkok’s Grand Place and Wat Phra Kaew closing dates for 2015. Please note that the list is subject to change so if you want to be 100% sure there is a contact number at the bottom of the list. Sometimes just parts of the complex are closed to visitors. Always be careful of those scammers and con artists who hang around outside the Grand Place telling you the Palace is closed. Go check for yourself at the MAIN entrance on the north side of the…Read More
Grand Palace Scams – Be Aware!
There are scammers around the Grand Place so please be careful and aware if you are visiting without a guide. The scammers are very convincing. The following is a common scam I have personally come across a couple of times during my visits over the years: I have seen other tourists being duped. by this scam. On approach to the Grand Palace you will be approached by someone who will tell you the Grand Palace is closed today (or closed for a Royal Ceremony and will reopen at 3pm) On…Read More