Tag Archives: Bangkok

Thailand: First Impressions

So, it’s 1994.  We have just landed in Thailand, amid the chaos of Bangkok traffic, pollution, and humidity thick as golden syrup, heavy as a winter duvet. I have never been to South East Asia before. I am overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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Thunder Storms

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks! ~ William Shakespeare, King Lear The rainy season is almost upon us. Tonight the thunder and lightning pre-empted … Continue reading

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Cabbages and Condoms

Almost twenty years since we left Bangkok, I was not expecting to find my favourite restaurant alive and thriving after so long. Our concierge assured me  that it was still in business… …So I gathered up my friends and caught … Continue reading

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City of Angels

The Royal Palace is one of the sights to see in Bangkok. Home to the Kings of Siam for almost two hundred and fifty years, this  sixty acre compound – one square mile – contains the Royal residence, throne rooms … Continue reading

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Snippets from Siam

Bangkok – or Krung Thep, its Thai name – began as a small trading post on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in the fifteenth century. Today, the capital city of Siam – now Thailand – has grown … Continue reading

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