Road Trip to Khorat in Lower Isaan

Recently, I went on a three-day road trip to Nakhon Ratchasima province in Northeastern Thailand. Locally, the main city is called Khorat. This is regarded as the gateway to lower Isaan. One of the main reasons for the trip was to attend the opening ceremony for the inaugural flights by NewGen airline from the Khorat […]

Weekend trip to Khon Kaen and Udon Thani

Over the weekend I went on a trip to Northeastern Thailand. I visited two provinces, Khon Kaen and Udon Thani. The highlight was the Red Lotus Lake about an hour away from Udon Thnai airport. The following are the photos that I tweeted live during the trip. DAY TWO: UDON RATCHATHANI

Official Prices and Release Date of iPhone X in Thailand

Apple will be releasing their latest smartphone, the iPhone X in Thailand on Friday 24th November 2017. The official prices, including the packages offered by phone carries, have just been released. (1) The prices on the Apple Online Store Thailand website are as follows: iPhone X (64GB): 40,500 BahtiPhone X (256GB): 46,500 Baht (2) The prices […]

Live Photo Blog: Christmas Lights at CentralWorld in Bangkok

Thai people love celebrating festivals. It’s doesn’t really matter if it’s one of their own or one from elsewhere in the world. A prime example of this are the Christmas trees that can be seen in malls and hotels at this time of year. Though for Thais this is more to do with new year […]

Live Photo Blog: Chao Pho Nu Worship Festival

On Samsen Road in Ban Phan Thom, there is a small Chinese shrine tucked away on the second floor overlooking Bang Lamphu canal. I never noticed it before and was only introduced to it recently during a local heritage tour. It is called Chao Pho Nu Shrine and it is near Norarattana Sathan Bridge. The […]

Live Photo Blog: The Royal Crematorium

The Royal Crematorium on Sanam Luang was opened to the public on Thursday 2nd November. I am here on opening day. The first thing I should say is that there wasn’t a separate entrance for foreigners today. We had to enter and queue with the Thais. It took me 90 minutes to get in. I […]

Popular Tweets about Thailand in October 2017

The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for October 2017. They are not necessarily the most retweeted, nor are they in the order of the most retweeted. But they are the ones that got the most engagement on Twitter. The most popular day for my tweets was obviously 26th October, the cremation day […]

Royal Crematoriums on Sanam Luang

The open field in front of the Grand Palace has been used as a royal cremation site since the end of the 19th Century. It was originally called “Thung Phra Mane”, which means the royal crematorium ground in Thai. King Rama VI later renamed the field as Sanam Luang, which means the royal ground in Thai. […]

Live Photo Blog: The Grand Palace

After being closed to tourists for nearly a month for the Royal Cremation Ceremony, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace have finally re-opened. I decided to visit on the opening day. My plan was to do three locations on a half-day walking and boat trip. The Grand Palace, walking to Wat […]

How to post pictures with weather updates

When I am away on trips, I like to start the day with a “Good morning from….” post on Twitter and Facebook. I do this by using two different apps which automatically add details like location and weather. The apps are Pro Weathershot by Instaweather (35 Baht) and InstaPlace (69 Baht). Both of these have free versions […]

Information for tourists about the Royal Funeral of the late Thai King

The Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25-29 October 2017. The actual cremation will take place on Thursday 26th October 2017. I have had literally hundreds of questions sent to me by tourists and expats wanting to know how it will affect their lives and holidays. Some wanted […]

How to register your drone in Thailand

If you intend to fly a drone in Thailand, whether as a hobby or for commercial reasons, you have to by law register your drone first. If you don’t you could face a fine of up to 100,000 Baht or even up to five years in prison. They are serious about this, so before you […]

ASEAN Trip Part 1: Mandalay in Myanmar

Thailand is an excellent base to use as a jumping off point to visit the neighboring countries such as Cambodia, Lao PDR., Myanmar and Vietnam. There are apparently 600 flights per week to these destinations from Thailand. 299 flights fly to Myanmar; 190 to Vietnam; 108 to Cambodia, and 61 to Laos. There are of […]

Visit the French Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok

The Embassy of France in Thailand will open the French Ambassador’s Residence to the public as part of “European Heritage Days”. The residence is an historical building that dates back to the early 19th Century. Heritage Days have been held every year since 1984 on the third weekend of September by the French authorities in […]