Bangkok "shrill Nachtmaerkte, gigantic palaces and jostling tuk tuk driver"

Posted on May 27, 2014 – 10:19 pm

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Long while in Bangkok? You have got to be kidding? This energetic city never stands still and loves noise, glaring neon lights, concrete, pandemonium, fashion and the future. This metropolis is a dream for any Grossstadtfan, which celebrates the past, present and future together.

Did you know?

· His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyajed ruled more than 60 years-longer than any other present-monarch worldwide.

· It is illegal to stand on money or to come, because the portrait of the king appears on all banknotes and coins.

· Thailand is 543 years ahead of the West, at least as far as the calendar: The beginning of the Buddhist era 543 BC marks the beginning of the Thai calendar.

Things to see & to do

· Wat Phra Kaew (also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

· Grand Palace (the former Royal Residence)

· Wat Pho (the oldest temple)

· Massage (Thai massage 1h / 250 baht; foot massage 30min / 150 baht)

· Nachtmaerkte (eg Th Silom or Khao San Road)

· Thai boxing ...

guided tours

· Grand Palace (1/2 day 950 baht)

· Temple and Canal Tour (1500 baht)

· Damnern Saduak and River Kwai (1500 baht)

· Damner Saduak, River Kwai Bridge and Tiger Temple (2200 baht)

· ....

Restaurants / Bars

at the Th Khao San Road is git many bars and restaurants, many of Rucksackresisenden be used as a party zone, there are gallons of beer in large containers and strong cocktails ... A restaurant / bar but I really liked, not so loud, and great live music in the evening. The cocktails were also very good. The bar "ROOF" is hiding something, but you just have the music on and finally ending on a roof terrace where you can enjoy a great view over the Khoa San and the wild goings can enjoy a delicious cocktail.

Travel Agencies

At the Khoa San Road can find many travel agencies where you can book a variety of tours. For a good 3 1/2 months there is also "Travel Bug", an Australian office, which has opened the first Filliale in Bangkok. Here you can book some tours with no problems, also packages as we did, that later.

I have heard from many that it is easily pulled over the table, with the other travel agencies in the Khoa San, of which one should rather seek multiple quotes.

After a very long and tiring flight from Johannesburg over Mumbai in India where we had 8h stay, we finally arrived in Bangkok.

We have used from the airport, the skytrain, who drove from Suvarnabhumi to Phaya Thai in 17min for 90 baht. Then we still had to take metro for 4 stations, which cost us 25 baht to Chiang nonsi station, from there we did not continue and have fully packed as we were a tuk tuk caught and are in a windchill 40 degrees brought to the hostel Service.

When we wanted to risk a JETLEG, we have after a refreshing shower, still took a walk to the Silom night market, everywhere colorful stalls with clothes, small items, branded watches and everyone wants to sell something. Next door, you were asked if you would like to see feel like a ping pong show. We had only hunger and so we have eaten delicious Thai at one of the many stalls after we first enjoyed a foot massage.

Source: im-leben-um-die-welt.blogspot.com

Bomb blasts damage fragile Indonesian economy

2002-10-14 10:53:00 by bali

Southeast Asian markets tumbled Monday as investors across the region reacted to the Bali bombings that killed more than 180 and sparked fears of new terrorism.
In Jakarta, stocks tumbled more than 9 percent, and markets sank in Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur on investor fears of "Bali Effect" copycat attacks.
The Indonesian rupiah plummeted against the dollar.
Some invest...iser canceled all its charter trips to Bali until Christmas.
Meanwhile, organizers of an upcoming energy conference, the Seventh Annual Condensate Forum, shifted their meeting from Bali to Singapore because of security concerns.
More than 5 million foreigners visited Indonesia in 2001 -- about 1.5 million to Bali alone -- accounting for about $5 billion in foreign exchange earnings

It's a toss up with this one

2010-07-09 14:00:57 by -

Orc Ahem < - > 2010-05-26 11:01:05
I've stayed in five-star hotels in SF, Mexico, NYC, London, Paris, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney. I've flown first-class between SF and London twice, between NYC and London five times, SF and Bangkok five times, SF and Auckland once, London and Singapore twice, and once non-stop from NYC to Singapore (saw the sun rise over the North Po... of Phuket. I've lived in Mexico, Malaysia and the British Virgin Islands for two months each. Now I live in an affluent southern California beach town. I had a live-in Thai girlfriend for a year and a half. She had natural 42DDD firm breasts, but was otherwise slim and trim. I shit you not. She was an astonishing stunner. She was 22 when we met; I was 40. And yes, she was most definitely a she.

Ahem

2010-05-26 11:01:05 by -

I've stayed in five-star hotels in SF, Mexico, NYC, London, Paris, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney. I've flown first-class between SF and London twice, between NYC and London five times, SF and Bangkok five times, SF and Auckland once, London and Singapore twice, and once non-stop from NYC to Singapore (saw the sun rise over the North Pole, then set again a half hour later). That fli...ve lived in Mexico, Malaysia and the British Virgin Islands for two months each. Now I live in an affluent southern California beach town.
I had a live-in Thai girlfriend for a year and a half. She had natural 42DDD firm breasts, but was otherwise slim and trim. I shit you not. She was an astonishing stunner. She was 22 when we met; I was 40. And yes, she was most definitely a she.

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