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5 Reasons Why I Keep Going Back to Bangkok

5 Reasons Why I Keep Going Back to Bangkok

Bangkok is my first trip of 2012. This would be my fifth trip to the Thai capital since I first visited in February 2010. Here are some reasons why I keep going back to this city.
2011 in 12 Pictures: My Year in Travel

2011 in 12 Pictures: My Year in Travel

2011 was a fruitful year of travel for me. I visited a few more new cities and countries, and revisited old favorites. Here is a collection of twelve photographs - one for each month - that captured what my 2011 in travel was like.

Wet Wet Wet: Songkran 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand

Songkran is Thai New Year, celebrated in Thailand, as well as other places like Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, on April 13-15. Perhaps the most famous way to celebrate is a massive water fight on the streets. Locals and travelers alike take the streets with water pistols and buckets in hand, and splash each other with water....

Backpacker in Business Class

As a budget traveler, options for air travel are typically limited to low-cost carriers. In my travels around Southeast Asia, I’ve flown almost exclusively on Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, JetStar Airways, and Tiger Airways. When I got to fly Malaysia Airlines from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur, it was more out of luck than anything else;...

15 Favorite Travel Moments of 2010

2010 was a great year for me as far as travel was concerned. Apart from living the entire year in Singapore – which definitely still feels like one like big trip – I took quite a few trips of varying lengths. I took three trips to Thailand and got to see Bangkok, Koh Phangan, Koh...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Phra Siratana Chedi at the Grand Palace (Bangkok, Thailand)

The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a complex of buildings constructed in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I. This photo shows the Phra Siratana Chedi, one of the many stupas found in the complex. I hope you enjoyed the TravelTuesday Picture of the Week! Enjoy the rest of TravelTuesday on Twitter and follow...

Bangkok Delicious: A Thai Food Adventure

It’s unfortunate that when one mentions Bangkok these days, the first thing that people think of is violence and danger, no thanks to the ongoing Redshirt drama. Indeed, people are reconsidering and ultimately dropping Bangkok from their itineraries following recent violence in the city which saw a Japanese tourist wearing a red shirt get beaten,...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: A Street Vendor in Bangkok

First of all, apologies for the lack of updates, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the real world for me! This Picture of the Week was an easy one to select, as apparently someone decided this was worthy of submission to the Flickr group Totally Thailand. It’s a pretty good photo, too. Whenever...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kao Pad

Food is an important part of travel. Admit it: One of the best (and simplest) ways to experience another country’s culture is through its food. Whenever I visit a new place, I make sure to try some of its local cuisine. Food in Bangkok was AMAZING. There were the usual entries, stuff you find in...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Bangkok Encounter

Look, I’m blogging again! While my absence will be explained in a new blog entry tomorrow, I thought I should dive right in with a brand new TravelTuesday Picture of the Week! I went to Bangkok, Thailand for the first time last week. I snapped this photo while I was taking a break from sightseeing...