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Bench @ Fashion Week – Holiday 2009

Bench @ Fashion Week – Holiday 2009

Travel is my passion, but fashion is my business, actually. Taking a break from my wander tales, let me share the awesome(!) fashion show I attended yesterday, the Philippines Fashion Week Holiday '09 featuring Bench, Kashieca, Human, and Bench Body. For info of those...

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Who is Jim Thompson?

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...

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Easy Day Trip from Bangkok to the Historic Ayutthaya

Easy Day Trip from Bangkok to the 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...

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The Backpackers’ Area in Bangkok — Khaosan Road

The Backpackers’ Area in Bangkok — 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...

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Watching Muay Thai in Bangkok

Watching Muay Thai in Bangkok

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...

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Green Bangkok Bike

Green Bangkok Bike

Coming out of Wat Pho, we saw a manned "Green Bangkok Bike" booth and with some time to spare, we went experience Bangkok via bicycle. This is a project of their Dept. of Tourism to promote clean air, no pollution sightseeing. They have several(8) of these stations...

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Wats in Bangkok

Wats in Bangkok

I love those free city maps you get at the tourist info center at the airport. It's one of the first things I look for coming to a new city, that and ATM machines. Bangkok has like a billion different kinds, we chose the one that's called "The Official Map Bangkok"....

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Sawasdee ka, Bangkok

Sawasdee ka, Bangkok

No need for introduction as everybody been to and knows Bangkok. Everyone apparently but me. So it's not the first time that my passport got the Thai stamp, but 5 years ago my 3 visits here were for totally different business, so I am here as if it's my first visit....

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