Category: Thailand

Train derails in Hua Hin, Thailand

A train has derailed in the coastal town of Hua Hin. The train was bound for Bangkok and at least seven people have died, with around 60 people injured. Thailand has been hit by heavy rain recently and it could have be the cause...

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Big trouble in Thailand

I just watched the first episode of the new British television series “Big Trouble in Thailand“. I have seen some posts on Thailand forums arguing that it will keep tourists away and others that say it will only...

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Planning a visit to Thailand?

When is the best time to visit Thailand? If you are planning a trip to Thailand and trying to decide when is the best time to visit, this information might be able to help. The best weather in Thailand when it is dry and not too...

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Beer mat lady Annice Smoel goes free

Annice Smoel aka. “the beer mat lady” has pleaded guilty and got off with a small fine for stealing a beer mat from the Aussie Bar in Phuket. Crikey had a good wrap of the story from the media’s perspective:...

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Bangkok disco goes up in flames

I got a taxi yesterday and the driver said something about a nightclub in Bangkok. I had no idea what he wanted to say and found it pretty odd me being in Indonesia that a taxi driver was talking about a nightclub in Bangkok....

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Langkawi ferry catches fire

Not sure if it was exactly the same boat, but on the same route I took to get to Langkawi from Satun in Thailand caught fire. Fortunately no-one was injured in the fire. In Friday’s 3.45pm incident, 67 passengers, including...

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Bangkok airport to re-open Friday

After eight days Bangkok’s international airport will reopen this Friday and will be fully operational around a week later. It is good news for the some 200,000 travelers who have been stranded in Thailand, but the tourism...

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Holy Cow!

I caught a ferry this morning from Koh Samui to Surat Tani and then a mini bus to Hat Yai. It has been a pretty long day of travel, but the scenery driving through southern Thailand is interesting and different to the north....

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Protest at Bangkok continues

Despite some hope that the airport would reopen this weekend, I strongly doubt that much will happen this weekend. The first clash between protesters and police, earlier today saw the police having to retreat. More people seem...

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