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Archive | May, 2009

Who is Jim Thompson?

While researching on this Bangkok trip, the Jim Thompson House kept coming up the search. It’s very curious because the name doesn’t even sound half Thai. So who is he? In one sentence, Jim Thompson is the guy responsible for the multi-million dollar industry of Thai Silk today. He was an American architect who found […]

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Historic Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of Thailand from from 1351 to 1767. Known as the Golden Age of Siam, it was the period when Thailand was at its richest and most powerful. It fell from the Burmese invasion in 1767 but remnants of its past glory are found in the architectural ruins all over the […]

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Khaosan Road

Think opening scene of Leo Dicaprio’s movie The Beach. The eastern gateway of the western world, Bangkok’s Khaosan Road needs no further introduction. It’s the meeting point and the starting point of every backpacker. In here you can find the cheapest accommodation and liveliest night life. It’s walking distance from the Ratchadamnoen Stadium where we […]

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Muay Thai

Just for the record, our brother-in-law Chikara is aboard this trip too. And his only desire is to watch a Thai Boxing match, his sport when he was younger (he is still young). With the lined up shopping spree he had to endure traveling with 75% of the Cobis, we decided to give in to […]

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