Harmonique was a wonderful find on a walking trip though Bangkok - John Bush and more.  

What an amazing place to find! Walking along the back streets and then a sign and an old building 

- time for a coffee then (next time food). 

It clearly has a lot of history to the restaurant and unfortunately I can find nothing. 

There is a tree growing in the building and the restaurant is very popular with the Chinese Tourist currently.

Definitely worth visiting to have a look at the number of historical artifacts which are scattered throughout the rooms.

Phone Number: 02 237 8175
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: No.22 Charoenkung 34 Alley
Hours: 11am - 10pm


Walking Routes in Bangkok 5 - Rattanoskin (++)

Route Five of the Walking Routes in Bangkok.

Stop 1: Mahakarn Fort is only one of the two original parts of the wall still standing in Bangkok and I read that it will be a National Park.
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/B87b86HBwWD2

Stop 2: Loha Prasart is a fascinating building with in so much more, certainly at least half a day - it is a metal structure with a total of 37 spires - nickname - the 'metal castle'
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dEMyYZojAR2

Stop 3: The Giant Swing is certainly an interesting structure (built in 1784), it was originally used in an old Brahim ceremony but during the reign of Rama II the swing was damaged by lightning. 
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/M1AKQk4cpzu  

Stop 4:  Wat Thepthidaram Worawiham is a Royal Temple built in the 1930's and is known for it's Buddhist statues - and there are a lot of them.
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/NH6SYqSF1eM2 

Stop 5: A Vishnu Temple in the middle of two roads is a special place to find.

Stop 6: Wat Suthat Theppwaram is another place which is not always on the Tour Guide - which means that it really is quite peaceful - with an Ordination Hall which is enormous, with a visit (were renovating it when I visited).
   location: https://goo.gl/maps/iN5BhVHNvHA2 

Stop 7:  A Hindu Temple (เทวสถานโบสถ์พราหมณ์) - peaceful temples but no photographs inside, worth visiting
    location: https://goo.gl/maps/XxPp8hZjvkP2

Stop 8: Baan Mohawaan was a place where traditional Thai medicine was made in 1870 and this is now being done by their grandchildren - fascinating place to find
    location: https://goo.gl/maps/RETwS5QikPo 

Stop 7:  Trok Hmoo Market - a traditional Thai market - open very early in the morning , certainly an interesting place to visit

Stop 8:  The Sam Phreang District - an interesting place to visit and the culture there is still being kept alive, worth wandering around - find the Antique Car Coffee Shop

Stop 9:  The Gateway to Old Siam - exactly that

Stop 10:  Chaopho Chinese Shrine (ศาลเจ้าพ่อเสือ) - a Chinese Shrine, very busy but no photographs inside
    location: https://goo.gl/maps/nBW73xTU1Gu 

Stop 11:  Baan Dinso  an original two storey home

These are extra places that I found in the near vacinity

Stop A: Correction Prison - not able to enter this - it is permanently closed       
    location: https://goo.gl/maps/CXSCwgsCbZn 

Stop B: Petit Peyton Traveloque Cafe - a very photogenic cafe and tasty coffee            

Stop C: Wat Ratchabophit- a very big Royal temple and very impressive as well            

Stop D:  ภูเขาทองการช่าง - somewhere to have lunch, at the bottom of the Golden Mountain   
    location: https://goo.gl/maps/Nnjkqf3NU3y  

Stop E: Romsai Coffee - then somewhere for a coffee, at the bottom of the Golden Mountain. 

Stop F: Pig Memorial - not what I expected to see on the walk, Bangkok is certainly a wonderful and fascinating place           

Stop G: No.14 Cafe - a small cafe where I could get a nice coffee in the morning           

Stop H: Kor Ra Kang - a nice restaurant - opposite Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan

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.
Walking Route in Bangkok - Bangkok Dolls and more.

Best time to visit Thailand

Living in Thailand there are rainy days and dry days - I am very lucky to live here.

So when is the best time to visit - for the weather?

I wonder why this info is labelled 'Peak Season'?

Bangkok and it's scenery

Sometimes we ignore what is front of us and Bangkok is a beautiful place just to look at. Wat Saket is in the background here.

Here are a few pictures of what surrounds me when I go for a walk.

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.

Bio-degradeable coffee cup

Happy to see that I received a biodegradable coffee cup (lid and cup) from a street coffee shop in Australia.

I wonder when this will reach Thailand?

A nut allergy and travelling?

Do you have a nut allergy and are traveling the world - there's an App to help you -

Here's my review - http://timinphuket-travelapps.blogspot.com/2018/07/nuts-peanuts-allergy-translation-travel.html

BUT i guess it is useless if the battery runs out...