Instagram can tell us where to go next


Instagram can tell you where you want to go next so Krabi and Railay Beach looks good.


Then Wat Huay Pla Kung gave me a better location - looking at Instagram again as an App.



Then there was this one - Koh Tao Island.



Or it shares with others where you have been.




Comics and Coffee - a different mix


Saturday in Bangkok (at work) and I chose to visit the Comic Convention at Siam Paragon and then seek out a new coffee shop - Blue Dye Coffee on Sukumvit 36.



It was entertaining trying to work out the Sky Train (coming later) but I purchased a Rabbit Card.



My first stop was the comic convention - which was on the top floor and I did feel as if I was the oldest person there (which was probably right).



Not many people dressed up as their hero.


Did you collect 'Superhero Cards?' - well they were doing some serious swapping outside... The queue was too long so I chose to get back on the Sky Train to the coffee show.



What a beautiful building! But they were not ready yet - certainly a very photogenic place but no coffee so no review yet - coming here.



So saw a sweet potato looking delicious.



Then found a restaurant...



     


Siam Paragon


Blue Dye Cafe



Sign your credit card before shopping



With the new technology many people are not actually singing their Credit Cards any longer - which I understand BUT if you come to Thailand there are some places which will not accept your card unless you have signed it...


A proposal - 5 years later


Brian came to me to help set up something special for him to ask his then girlfriend Ashleigh to marry him. So I did and she did.



Then 5 years later I receive the loveliest note on Instagram from Brian.

It is lovely to be part of things that were special to them...

Thank you.


Happy Easter




Today was a special day for us. 


It was an excuse to eat as much chocolate as we could find.


I hid a few eggs cards in the garden and when it was time off they went to find them.


Every find was chocolate eggs and jelly babies - unless I had eaten them first!


Happy Easter.



A lost passport needs an ETD


So keep all your documents safe.

Get an ETD application form before you leave?
Make a photocopy of all those documents?


DO NOT give your passport as a deposit for anything...

Enjoy your holiday in Thailand



Seven Suns - an energy tea lounge


This looks like a place to visit - even if it is only once.

Have you visited?

Songkran 2017



Water Festival 2017

Date: Apr 13-16
Price: Free
Location: Various temples and malls along the Chao Phraya River
Now in its third year, The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s four-day festival returns to save the cultural roots of Songkran, inviting people to spend a family day out at seven riverside destinations to make merit and hang out by the river.
Participating temples include Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaram (Wat Arun), Wat KalayanamitraWat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho) and Wat Prayurawongsawas. Expect to find many traditional activities at each temple, ranging from merit-making for the new year to traditional dance performances. It’ll all be set up in a temple fair atmosphere, complete with food booths and carnival games. 
On top of this, riverside community malls Tha Maharaj, Asiatique and Yodpiman River Walk are joining in on the fun with a series of concerts, fun games and plenty of shopping and dining stalls. 
Easy transport access is also guaranteed in the form of free boat shuttles to the participating venues from seven piers, including Tha Tien, Yodpiman River Pier, Tha Maharaj, Wat Arun Pier, Asiatique Pier, Wat Kalaya Pier and Wat Prayoon Pier. Do note these only run from 9am-6pm.
- Text is from: http://bk.asia-city.com  


What time and what Thai Food?


Apparently you can tell the time of day and what people will be eating.

Not that I have ever noticed!

Poster is from Amazing Thailand.



The Emerald Cave in Koh Mook, Trang



  We have visited a Blue pool in Krabi 
but there is an actual cave - Koh Mook has anyone been here?




Stand up for the National Anthem




This also happens in the cinema and everyone is expected to stand up - usually before the main feature.



Respect In Thailand is important


Sometimes it is easy to forget how special Thailand is. Here is an area of land near to where I work. I wish that I could remember what it was - a 'club' perhaps.



Anyway the land has been cleared for development.



But the shrine in the corner has not been touched, everywhere there are 
reminders of this...


Moomin to Bangkok


Moomin was a character that I remember reading when I was... so imagine my surprise when I saw a packet of wet wipes available in the local shopping mall - Paseo Park!




The Moomins (Swedish: Mumintroll) are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish by Schildts in Finland.


They are a family of white, roundish fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. The carefree and adventurous family live in their house in Moominvalley, though in the past, their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. They have had many adventures along with their various friends.


In all, nine books were released in the series, together with five picture books and a comic strip being released between 1945 and 1993.



The Moomins have since been the basis for numerous television series, films and even a theme park called Moomin World in Naantali, Finland. Text from Wikipedia.


This became even more entertaining when I turned the corner and there was a plethora of different items with Moomin on them.



I realized the importance then of going out with only a small amount of money for coffee...



Street Art - construction and destruction


Street Art in Phuket has been changed for a number of reasons - Alex Face painted on the side of a building which it was not approve that he could do - so it was removed.

Then there was the sad passing of His Royal Highness King Bhumibol the Great and paintings were put up for respect.

But then they a crumbing building began to be demolished...



It was Alex Face...



Then a newer building was demolished...



This was it before...



I hope that they are safe...


No name burgers - a place to visit?

Image from Coconuts
"Former London boxer Gareth Payne lost both his legs in a horrific train accident in the UK seventeen years ago. Today, he battles to make it in Bangkok by selling burgers on the street. 
Photos of Payne grilling meat at his humble burger cart, called “No Name Burgers,” have caught the attention of local media this week. Many Thais honor him as a good example of someone who doesn’t give up."
This is certainly somewhere to visit in Bangkok - have you?


Bangkok is a gigantic park


Bangkok is one gigantic park - wonderful Google Maps - just when I am moving jobs there...



Oh no it isn't - do you believe everything on your phones?




Some people don't stop looking... 

(Sorry this was a video of a person on a phone walking into a water fountain)