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Bangkok Post Reports “Tsunami terror grips region”

The Bankok Post headline "Tsunami terror grips region" with a byline beneath reading "Mass panic ensues after quake, but no casualties". The story then goes to quote officials and experts, without ...

Learn to Speak Thai

Learn to speak Thai 101 Thai people really appreciate it when farangs (western foreigners) take the time to learn a few words in Thai. For tourists visiting Thailand, here is a ...

mcdonald's thailand

Tuk Tuk

In Thailand, the tuk-tuk is a widely used form of transport in Bangkok and other Thai cities, as well as other major Southeast Asian cities. It is particularly popular where ...

Tuk Tuk

I Love Wire

One of the first things you will notice about Thailand is the way everything is wired up. I don't know why but I am absolutely fascinated in the jumble of wires ...

Wires in Patong

Phuket Scams

Posted by Gupta On December - 25 - 2012
phukettuktuk

A news story appearing in The Age today titled Aussies warned about Phuket scamsters. The Age is a leading Melbourne newspaper published by Fairfax Media. The news story published in the travel section of the online edition of the newspaper warns all tourists to Thailand about some of the dangers and scams in Phuket. Australian Ambassador James Wise and his British counterpart, Mark Kent, have joined a Thai Ministry of Tourism campaign to tackle tourist scams on Phuket. Common scams  [ Read More ]

Pattayanis – Greek Restaurant Pattaya

Posted by Gupta On September - 14 - 2012
Greek Souvlaki Skewers

While exploring the back streets of Pattaya, walking along Soi Bau Khao, I find a Greek Taverna called Pattayanis (Pattayanis Greeklicious on Facebook). During my extensive travels throughout Thailand, I have never, repeat NEVER, come across a Greek restaurant. Tourist areas such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Patong have Italian restaurants in the hundreds, German restaurants by the score, Indian, Turkish, Russian, Irish, British and Australian restaurants aplenty. To find a Greek restaurant got me thinking, that  [ Read More ]

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Posted by Gupta On September - 14 - 2012
Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Looking for a great place to dine in Pattaya? We recently stumbled across a great restaurant featuring Thai/Asian cuisine in the heart of Pattaya, Thailand. Chinese and Seafood Restaurant Leng Kee specializes in seafood dishes with a wide selection of fresh seafood available. There is also a wide range of stir fried and deep fried dished available in traditional Chinese/Thai. All their food is excellent with an extensive menu to choose from. Many of their seafood dishes are priced at  [ Read More ]

Price Guide: Streets, Bazaars & Night Markets

Posted by admin On July - 1 - 2012
Thai Night Bazaar Market

Thailand is full of night markets, street bazaars and street vendors selling a variety of products such as fake brand clothing, watches, perfumes and souvenirs. Most first-time tourist to Thailand often wonder how much to pay for fake brand name items. This article provides a price guide for street shopping with helpful advice about products and getting the best price from Thai vendors.

Cheap Flights – Webjet vs Flight Centre

Posted by admin On April - 23 - 2012
Flight Centre's Lowest Airfare Guarantee

Is Flight Centre the cheapest out there, as they claim. I thought to put them to the test by comparing Flight Centre to Webjet and using Qantas as a reference. To try to be as fair as possible, I selected a travel date exactly one calendar month in advance. The exact same parameters were used on all search’s. To find out which travel site offers the cheapest airfares…

Bangkok Post Reports “Tsunami terror grips region”

Posted by admin On April - 12 - 2012

The Bankok Post headline “Tsunami terror grips region” with a byline beneath reading “Mass panic ensues after quake, but no casualties”. The story then goes to quote officials and experts, without a single mention about residents and tourists in the effected regions of Phuket, Krabi, Phangnga, Ranong, Satun and Trang. Very average journalism at best. Until this little slip-up, At Phuket Fantasia, executive vice-president Litti Kewkacha said more than 1,000 staff were relocated from the entertainment park to a company  [ Read More ]

Thailand Climate and Weather

Posted by admin On November - 9 - 2011

 Thailand Weather and Climate Thailand has an over tropical climate with dry and wet seasons. The tropical climate is high in both temperture and humidity. April and May are the hottest months of the year, with even the locals complaining about the heat. June sees the beginning of the South West Monsoon which brings with it the rainy season and continues intermittently until the end of October. From November to the end of February, the climate is much more moderate  [ Read More ]

Learn to Speak Thai

Posted by Gupta On November - 8 - 2011
mcdonald's thailand

Learn to speak Thai 101 Thai people really appreciate it when farangs (western foreigners) take the time to learn a few words in Thai. For tourists visiting Thailand, here is a handful of thai words to get you started. The thai language may seem difficult to learn at first. You can learn to speak Thai fast by reading this online Thai speaking lesson. The first couple of words can be tongue tiers but you will hear these words so many times that  [ Read More ]

Tuk Tuk

Posted by Gupta On November - 7 - 2011
Tuk Tuk

In Thailand, the tuk-tuk is a widely used form of transport in Bangkok and other Thai cities, as well as other major Southeast Asian cities. It is particularly popular where traffic congestion is a major problem, such as in Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima. In recent times tuk tuks have become popular in tourist destinations throughout Thailand, leading tuk tuk drivers to overcharge tourists. In Thailand, the tradional 3 wheeled tuk tuk or auto rickshaw has been banned. All tuk-tuks are  [ Read More ]

I Love Wire

Posted by Gupta On November - 7 - 2011
Wires in Patong

One of the first things you will notice about Thailand is the way everything is wired up. I don’t know why but I am absolutely fascinated in the jumble of wires connecting and interconnecting. And amazingly, it works! Three weeks in Patong, Phuket and not one power failure!    

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Phuket Scams

A news story appearing in The Age today titled Aussies ...

Greek Souvlaki Skewers

Pattayanis - Greek R

While exploring the back streets of Pattaya, walking along Soi ...

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Leng Kee Restaurant

Looking for a great place to dine in Pattaya? We ...

Thai Night Bazaar Market

Price Guide: Streets

Buying from Street Vendors in Thailand Thailand is full of night ...

Flight Centre's Lowest Airfare Guarantee

Cheap Flights - Webj

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