December - You know you have lived in Thailand when...



After moving to Bangkok I have become aware of things which are now normal to me because I live here – and subsequently a facebook site about this “You Know You've Lived In Thailand when.....” – https://www.facebook.com/groups/YouKnowYouveLivedinThailandwhen/   

so once a month I will contribute to this.

No longer are you surprised when there are motorbikes going the same way as the traffic but on the pavement...

Suvarnabhumi airport roof - how?

    


The woman, who was described as ‘foreign’ and aged between 20-30 refused to speak to rescue workers or give any explanation for the reasons behind her dangerous stunt.


While the woman was hanging from the cables rescue workers managed to install a large inflatable bed that would catch her if she were to fall - which is exactly what happened.

Original post and image from - ThaiVisa.com   

Do you want to see the video? - https://www.facebook.com/WorkpointNews/videos/546701082365841/ 

With all the security how did the person get to the roof?



Merry Christmas from Bangkok

Central Embassy
Thailand likes to celebrate and no more so than Christmas.

Central World
Here are a few....

Gaysorn Village
Singing Christmas Carols...

Siam Paragon
Quite a spectacular Tree here


And inside was quite dramatic


some restaurants had some


Outside they looked good 

Cape House
and some covered their front!



Inside the roadside shrines

 

Do you ever stop and look inside all those roadside shrines that are so common throughout Thailand?



Somebody must place those red drinks regularly.



Who make sure all these tiny figures are carefully placed and upright? 



Do you do it?
   

Eating dancing shrimps



Well I had a mouthful and happy to have tried a spoonful but I would not have it again. We tried this when we visited the Khao San Road.



Here's some more informationBut here's how to make it at home?





Kuppadeli - restaurant in Bangkok


Kuppadeli was somewhere that was taken specifically to taste the coffee - but it always helps to have something to eat first. It was then that I found out that thee are a number of these outlets spread across Bangkok.





This was certainly a trendy place to visit - the decor was quite up to date and it was quickly filling up for lunch with the workers from the local area.


It was certainly a place where you could get some great sandwiches - and they were certainly tasty - including all the little bots added to them.


But the crowning glory was the coffees.... 

Phone Number: 02 250 7705 
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: LG Floor, Erawan Bangkok 494 Ploen Chit Rd, Pathum Wan
Hours: 8am - 10pm



# days in December




This is getting a bit over the top - I did agree with doughnut day - but I am not sure with all the rest of them. But what the heck - have some fun...



Old Customs House - places to visit in Bangkok



I visited The Old Custom House on 36 Charoen Krung in Bang Rak. Then I read this from a Bangkok Blogger - Richard Barrow - "the firemen and marine police have already moved out. They will start renovations next year to turn it into a hotel. So be quick if you want photos."
But there was another one?


I was searching for some Street Art and I took the wrong road.


There is a wonderful building on the sides of the river.



Tin Toys


I always wondered about these tin toys - 



I presumed that the tins were recycled from somewhere?



What do you think? Or do they drink a lot?


eatigo – App for your holiday


Restaurant and save money - book with this

Description

Eatigo is a restaurant reservation app which offers time-based discounts of up to 50% off, every day at all of its 2000+ restaurants. There are no pre-payments or hidden cost, eatigo is 100% free. It’s simple to use: search, reserve, enjoy! 

Available in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India and Philippines, eatigo has seated over 5 million diners across the region and is Southeast Asia’s no. 1 restaurant reservation app. 

Endless Selection
Enjoy an expansive list of more than 2000 restaurants ranging from 5-star hotel locations, Michelin recommended restaurants to popular food chains and small-scale eateries. Eatigo offers a wide variety of cuisines and price ranges all with discounts of up to 50% off.

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Bangkok – ZEN, On The Table, Chu Chocolate Bar, Outback Steakhouse, Atelier @ Pullman, The Coffee Club, Marriott Cafe @ JW Marriott Bangkok, River Café Terrace @ The Peninsula, Zeta @ Holiday Inn, The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar @ Hotel Muse

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• Keep track of reservation notifications, blog updates and new promotions from eatigo in your Notification Hub.
 

Eat it Go - book your restaurant reservation with a discount. Some of these restaurants may be expensive already but it makes it cheaper - have a look before you go in!


Cost: Free
Ease of use: very simple
Comment: you want to get discount - get it NOW

For more App reviews - click here.

November - You know you have lived in Thailand when...



Going to work on the river taxi means that you have a paper to put on the plank and a tissue to wipe yourself if you get splashed - I now have 'wet wipes'.

After moving to Bangkok I have become aware of things which are now normal to me because I live here – and subsequently a facebook site about this “You Know You've Lived In Thailand when.....” – https://www.facebook.com/groups/YouKnowYouveLivedinThailandwhen/   

so once a month I will contribute to this.

Books...


Well I gave up with the magazines on the iPad...


Then I tried a book....


I have officially given up... I love going to book shops - a bit expensive in Australia though.


No more Weddings in Phuket




I received an email from Anna and Tim who had returned after their special day and they had returned with a little girl - Isabelle - wonderful - congratulations.




I recently compiled a video of all the Weddings that I had participated in whilst I was at Cape Panwa Hotel.


  

Dean and Deluca - coffee in Bangkok


Dean and Deluca are a company very large in Thailand and very popular - they sell more than just coffee but I have not been interested in anything else. But it does alway seem to be busy with mostly professionally dressed people?


On the corner of the roads and there is an outside seating and inside seating.


This cappuccino was (and always is) a pleasure to drink - it was strong and the chocolate was a beautiful accompaniment to go with the coffee.


There was not much of a selection if cakes though - had they all gone? I must return to have a look at what there could be...

Phone Number: 02 108 2200
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Park Ventures, 57 Wireless Rd
Hours: 7am - 8pm

  

# days in November




This is getting a bit over the top - I did agree with doughnut day - but I am not sure with all the rest of them. But what the heck - have some fun...



Halloween was a lot of fun



Halloween is a lot of fun for me and the children.




This year was no exception.



I hope they all slept when they went home