Thailand

Chamlong Asoke Bangkok Vegetarian Society – Chatuchuck Market

Thais are typically Theravada Buddhists, which while the religion frowns on harming of animals does not involve the strict practise of vegetarianism.  Many older Chinese Thais on the other hand are either Mahayana Buddhists or the more recent Santi Asoke sect Buddhists.

For the Asoke movement vegetarianism is one of the most important practices, so much so that …

Beer / Food

Mikkeller Bangkok, Gypsy Brewbar in Ekamai

About Mikkeller Bangkok

Mikkeller is famous for its gypsy brewing practices, that is, making one off, niche craft beers in other peoples breweries… and they are bloody good at it!

It turns out that the guys from Mikkeller have a bit of a think for Bangkok, and after a few years of supplying their beer via their …

Gadgets / Thailand

O-Corner: Vintage & Retro Video Games in Bangkok

I was taking my friend Sophie (AKA Ghettozoid) around Bangkok for the whirlwhind tour of food, markets and shopping (as well as avoiding the protestors who are everywhere at the moment) and came across this little gem that just had to be shared.

Hidden in the back corner of the 6th floor of the famous MBK …

Thailand

Yarowat Road for Chinese New Year

Thailand celebrates three new years festival each year, with Sonkran in April, the traditional worldwide New Years on January first and Chinese New Year (Trut Chin in Thai).

What Is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional holidays in the Chinese cultural calendar.  Often referred to as the Spring Festival, celebrations …

Thailand

Snapper – Kiwi Kai in the Heart of Bangkok

Before Sarah and I got together we went for a few food and drink missions in Bangkok. I had a desperate urge for some food from home and decided to venture down Sukhumvit Soi 11 to try out the New Zealand themed restaurant, Snapper.

The Snapper Story

Back in the 90s a kiwi lad moved to Bangkok …

Food / Thailand

Steve Cafe and Cuisine – Hidden Gem in Rama 8

Sarah and I were planning to go out for dinner last night at The Wine Connection, but ended up deciding against it due to the protest locations, and her class timetable.

We decided instead to give Steve Cafe and Cuisine a try, a restaurant that we’d often spotted from the Thewes pier when vegetable shopping but …

Gigs

Koh Phangan to Langkawi DJ Cannonball Run

Late last year I was due for a visa run, and as luck would have it, one of Koh Phangan’s resident DJs had a gig coming up at a 5 Star Resort in one of my favourite islands – Langkawi.  One of the other DJs had pulled out as his passport was stuck at Koh …

Thailand / Weird

Krabi, Ao Nang, Tonsai & the Cock Cave

In September last year, Sarah and I had just started seeing each other, she was at her old apartment and I was crashing in Baan Farang with one of her uni mates.  She asked if I wanted to fly down to Krabi with her for a few days – how could I refuse.

Getting to Krabi:

We …