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
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

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  

Stop 3: Bang Luang Mosque - an impressive place to visit

 Stop 4: Wat Kalayanamit Woramahawihan - wow, next to the river and an enormous bell and a very big seated Buddha

Stop 5: Mae Kuan Yin Shrine ศาลเจ้าเกียนอันเกง - a Taoist Temple, next to the river

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

Stop 7: Wat Prayunwongsawat Worawiharn - with a very large whitewashed stupa

Stop 8: Guwatil Islam - unfortunately it was closed for renovation

Stop 9:  The Princess Memorial Park - it was not open when we visited

Stop: Chao Pho Suea Shrine - a small Chinese Shrine

Stop 10: Wat Anongkharam Worawhawiharn

Stop 11: Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawhawiharn - is a glorious temple and nearly empty!

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.

BKK101 - August

What can you do if you are visiting Bangkok?

One of the best things to read is Bangkok101 -

Amongst other things it tells you what is happening this month - 

The edition this month focuses on Chefs and I must make a visit to Jay Fai -

Coffee Beans by Dao - Central World

We just had to go again. This time we had lunch and it was wonderful - I do not know what more I can add to my previous reviews...

The starter with the salad in the coconut cream was wonderful.

Then came the deep fried fish - another wonderful creation.

Then the pièce de résistance - the cakes.

And the coffee was a wonderful accompaniment.

Thank you again for another fabulous lunch.

Phone Number: 02 613 9702
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Siam Paragon
Hours: 10am - 10pm

Previous Visit
 1) Central World - 2018
 2) Siam Paragon

Street Art in the making

After trying the Bangkok Walk 6 (and failing miserably) getting lost around the enormous intersection  of north Sanamluang I returned to work on the River Taxi.

I was pleased to see some way spraying near Yelo House.

A lot of fun and it does add a splash of colour to a very drab route - what do you think?

Strange how only a week previous to this I saw signs up indicating that the walls were Private Property and not to be painted on... #TIT.

I shall have to return this week to see whether this has been finished.

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

When the motorbike driver hands you a helmet to put on - because that means that there are police doing a check and they are helping you.

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.....” –   
so once a month I will contribute to this.