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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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Options for getting out of Bangkok

As I have been writing about, Bangkok’s domestic and international airports are currently being occupied by ant-government protesters and all flights into and out of the airport have been cancelled and the airport...

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Bangkok’s domestic airport closed

I remember reading somewhere yesterday after Bangkok’s international airport was forced to close because of Thai anti-government protesters, someone said at least they could use Don Muang airport, which is Bangkok’s...

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Loy Krathong festival

On my last night in Bangkok I went to the Loy Krathong festival. I was staying near the backpacker ghetto of Khao San Road which is close to the Chao Phraya, one of the places where people launched their flower and leaf boats...

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Clunk clunk clunk

I caught the “VIP” bus last night from Chiang Mai back to Bangkok. I had to wait at least one hour before the bus was full – no luxury of having a vacant seat next to me. A couple of hours out of Chiang Mai, I...

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Free wifi at Ethos cafe

I am staying in Khao-san road area now and there seems to be less places offering free wifi than I could find on previous visits. Some places are charging 40baht an hour, which is still pretty cheap, but I still like to find...

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Back to the heat and humidity of Bangkok

Arrived in Bangkok last night on a JetStar flight. The plane was surprisingly pretty full. I thought that news reports of trouble in Bangkok or the economic slowdown might make some people change their plans. The airport in...

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Protests in Bangkok leave two people dead

With just a few days before I leave to Bangkok, protests continue which left two people dead yesterday. With the economic crisis going on, I have hardly seen anything in the news. It seems like the protests are only taking place...

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Troops patrolling Bangkok

Only a few more days before I leave Bangkok and I see this headline on Reuters, Thai troops patrol Bangkok after clashes. Not that I am worried, as I don’t think anyone not protesting or near the protests will be affected....

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First day in Bangkok

I got into Bangkok late last night. My usual luck the plane was delayed by two hours. Many places in Kao San Road were full, but I still managed to get a room. I can’t believe the number of travellers here at the moment. I...

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