Thailand / United States

So, We Got Married…. In Vegas

Bangkok, Thailand

I met Sarah in a bar at one of the cheapest hostels in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city.  I’d been travelling for a year and a half and was staying at the old share house (Baan Falang, which loosely translates to Foreigner House in English) that I’d stayed previously while taking a few weeks off …

Thailand

Wine Connection Wednesdays – All You Can Drink For 300 Baht

We’d been meaning to give Wine Connection a visit for a while, but between the Bangkok protests and university exams we just hadn’t had the time or ability to get to the area on a Wednesday afternoon. We’d heard about this place from students on the international exchange programme at Thammasat Univeristy, there was a bar …

Beer / Food

House of Beers – Loads of Choice For Sukhumvit Beer Lovers

We ended up at House of Beers quite by accident.  Sarah had wanted to check out Wine Connection’s free flow Wednesday, and had just picked up her Burmese Visa so was in the area.

We’d come in via the BTS, had purchased our ticket (Wine Connection is limited to 250 people) early and had an hour …

Thailand

Bangkok Street Art – 18 Stories Up

It was November 2012  and my 2nd or 3rd day in Bangkok after travelling throughout Europe and Malaysia.  I’d just caught up with my mate Matt and within 2 days had moved into a spare room in his flat (which I moved out of in March 2013, he moved out of in October, then my …

Thailand / Weird

Urban Exploring Bangkok: How to Find An Abandoned Mall Full of Fish

Update: Sadly for Urban Explorers, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority removed the fish, drained the pond and knocked down the building around 2015, so you’ll have to make do with the photos in the blog post below.  Sorry guys 🙁

If you’ve lived in Bangkok for a while, especially anywhere near the Kho San Road area, you’ve …

Thailand

Expat Life: Western Movies In Thailand

People always seem to be shocked when I tell them how often I go to the cinema in Thailand, or that I even go to the cinema.  There seems to be the assumption that all of the movies are bad overdubs, or local productions – it simply couldn’t be further from reality.

Value for Money

Going to …

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 …