Walking Routes in Bangkok - dolls and more

Stop 1: Witthayu Pier - a small pier for the river taxi on Wireless Road - a place to watch the boats speed up and down, or watch the sleeping?

Stop 2: L'Angollo Cafe - a great cafe on the corner of Wireless Road and Phetchauri Road, they have a great selections of coffee here 

Stop 3: Talad Neon Night Market - unfortunately during the day there is not a lot there apart from the row of tents 

Stop 4: Chinese Shrine - next to the Berkeley Hotel (Pratunam), a pleasure finding places like this

Stop 5: The alleyways were twisting and turning and there were more lanes here than what was on the map! 

Stop 6: Coffee Color Cafe -  a colourful cafe I passed after all those twists and turns - I popped in on the way back as well...

Stop 7: Bangkok Dolls was successfully reached - despite being guarded by a dog further up the road, a wonderful find if it interests you!!! 

Stop 8: Pratunam Market - a great market which just seems to get bigger when you are inside - prepared to be there a while - I was and most of the time was trying to get out!

Stop 10: ร้านลาบ ท่าเรือประตูน้ำ - a small restaurant slightly raised but next to the Khlong and Pratunam Pier - a great place for a bite to eat, certainly worth stopping here, outside but not crammed 
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/boi8gKaD3G12   

Stop 11: Pratunam Pier and the river taxi is my way back to where I started, still use the river taxi as a great means to get around Bangkok

Walking Route One in Bangkok - Yaowarat.
Walking Route Two in Bangkok - Nang Leong.
Walking Route Three in Bangkok - Thonburi.

Walking Route in Bangkok - John Bush and more.

Cafe Moda


We had seen Cafe Moda a number of times but it was in the evening - today we were there in the afternoon - bingo, it was open.

It was not just a coffee shop though - the shop had a plethora of clothing, decorations, bits and pieces and more.

So don't go in with too much money because you will be sure enough to come out with lots of things!

And the coffee - the latte was wonderful - smooth and just a little sweet. We also received a Hokkaido Dessert to accompany it.

We found a very special place here - thank you.

Phone Number: 089 205 5575
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Ramkamhaeng 112
Hours: 10am - 7pm

Shortcut guide to Bangkok

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

The traffic jam on the road does not matter 
- the pavement is empty...

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. 

A trip to Australia

I needed to leave Thailand because my work changed - so I went to Australia to visit the family.

Lunch at the Valley Kitchen.

We visited when a number of bikers visited with their decorated bikes.

Always time to see the Hornbills

and of course the wrapped trees...

Then onto Wisteria Cottages - a wonderful place to escape.

Jemma fed the cows and collected some eggs - whilst we had hot chocolate at 'Heavenly Chocolate'.

Then there was a visit to the Giraween National Park.

Dr Roberts Waterhole,

the granite arch, the trails

and some Kangaroos of course.

Returning to Wisteria Cottages there was 'Snow' to play with.

Then we visited Wallangara Railway Station

where there the two sizes of railway track DO NOT meet.

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The interest is increasing with using this App when I am looking for coffee shops. BUT then I am told to worry about all these people keeping tags on where I am.

Do you worry? This is our trip to Chachoengsao...

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National Park bans plastic

If you are visiting a National Park in Thailand please remember the ban on Plastic.

Amorn Lake Front

Amorn Lake Front is somewhere near home and it was wonderful - click here for the whole review.

Phone Number: 096 945 6462
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amorn.lakefront
Wongnai: https://www.wongnai.com/reviews 
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: สัมมากร รามคำแหง 
Hours: 11am - 12pm

10 ways to fall asleep on a plane

The easiest way I found to go to sleep was to travel in the same month so there were no new films to watch...

Walking Routes in Bangkok 3 - Thon Buri

Route Three of the Walking Routes in Bangkok.

Stop 1: Uncle's Noodle Restaurant - this was very busy with the locals
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/Qt8S4iqF5KL2  

Stop 2: Wat Arun Ratchawaram Rathchaworamawihan OR Wat Arun - The Temple of the Dawn - this is such a beautiful place and has recently been renovated  
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/U61Kq47RQQ12  

Stop 3: Bang Luang Mosque - an impressive place to visit
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/T6ermU2C4wF2 

 Stop 4: Wat Kalayanamit Woramahawihan - wow, next to the river and an enormous bell and a very big seated Buddha
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/3UzDyg11yDt 

Stop 5: Mae Kuan Yin Shrine ศาลเจ้าเกียนอันเกง - a Taoist Temple, next to the river
  location: https://goo.gl/maps/dv3rHNcg2Z82 

Stop: Baan Kudichin Museum - a museum and coffee shop devoted to celebrating the ancient Portuguese area

Stop 6: The Church of Santa Cruz - a Catholic Church built in 1770
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/32a91RGk2om 

Stop 7: Wat Prayunwongsawat Worawiharn - with a very large whitewashed stupa
  location: https://goo.gl/maps/C7j47zmcqbM2 

Stop 8: Guwatil Islam - unfortunately it was closed for renovation
  location: https://goo.gl/maps/n6B5DEQ46392 

Stop 9:  The Princess Memorial Park - it was not open when we visited
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/5XeMEskZ4fR2 

Stop: Chao Pho Suea Shrine - a small Chinese Shrine

Stop 10: Wat Anongkharam Worawhawiharn
  location: https://goo.gl/maps/x4GWL7KbqAo    

Stop 11: Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawhawiharn - is a glorious temple and nearly empty!
  location: https://goo.gl/maps/4ifGc3oRiBn 

Walking Route One in Bangkok - Yaowarat.
Walking Route Two in Bangkok - Nang Leong.
Walking Route Three in Bangkok - Thon Buri
Walking Route in Bangkok - John Bush and more.
Walking Route in Bangkok - Bangkok Dolls and more.