Month: November 2011

Northern Bangkok Flood Photographs – Pahonyothin-Ratchada-Central Ladprao Area

On our walk down a couple of sois on our way to Central Ladprao yesterday, we took some photographs just to document the flooding around the Pahonyothin-Central Ladprao-Ratchadapisek area of northern Bangkok. As you will see, starting out at almost knee deep, in some areas of Pahonyothin it was soon at mid-thigh level and, at …

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Floods at Central Ladprao-Pahonyothin-Ladprao Intersection, Bangkok – November 4th, 2011

When we woke up this morning our entire soi was flooded. Not remotely unexpected, as we had seen the flood waters coming our way yesterday, by the time we headed out at 10am the water in our soi was at our knees and, once out on Pahonyothin Road walking towards Central Ladprao, flooded areas were …

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Which Tourist Attractions in Bangkok are Closed Due to Floods?

If you are a tourist in Bangkok, or soon going to be, and you are worried about all the tourist attractions being closed, don’t be. Long-time Bangkok resident, Richard Barrow, has put together a map showing many of the Bangkok tourist attractions that are closed because of the floods. Plus, knowing Richard, he will be …

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Major Ratchayothin (Pahonyothin-Ratchadapisek) Intersection Flooded – Yes, NOW We’re Flooding – Knee Deep

We took a stroll down our soi this morning to take photographs at the intersection of Pahonyothin and Ratchadapisek intersection in Bangkok, (our soi is two blocks away from the intersection) as we had heard it was completely flooded and that flood waters would be in our soi within the next few hours. Oddly, even …

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How to Have Effective Classroom Management Teaching English in Thailand

  Being an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher comes with its own set of problems when it comes to classroom management. Unlike in a classroom where all the children speak English and understand everything you say, teaching EFL often means a large percentage of the children don’t understand what you’re saying when you …

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FROC Finally Releases Statement for Foreigners in Thailand During Floods, But Govt Still Charges 500 Baht Overstay Fine

While it is nice that Prof. Tongthong Chandransu, FROC spokesperson, finally addressed the issue of foreigners dealing with floods in Thailand (several months after this started to affect foreigners living in various areas of Thailand), the Thai government has still not made a statement about the daily 500 baht overstay fine being waived for foreigners …

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Things You Must See and Do in Trang, Thailand

Although world-famous for its underwater wedding ceremonies, where couples tie the knot while diving underwater, Trang has many other fun things to see and do. Once a tourist destination for mainly Thai tourists, in recent years foreigners are discovering Trang and loving what they find. With beautiful beaches, trekking, birdwatching, golfing, ancient temples, great shopping …

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Bangkok Burger Company – Best Unusual Gourmet Burgers in Bangkok, Thailand

Usually, as I live in Bangkok, Thailand where, with all the delicious Thai food, burgers are the last thing I think about eating, I eat a burger maybe twice a year. This month, I’ve eaten at five burger joints, with my latest stop at Bangkok Burger Company.  Bangkok Burger Company is one of the first …

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Din Tai Fung – Taiwan’s Famous Dim Sum Now at Central World Plaza, Bangkok

  Din Tai Fung at Central World Plaza shopping mall in downtown Bangkok is one of the city’s latest imports. A Taiwanese chain of dumpling restaurants, originally from Taipei but famous all over Asia, Din Tai Fung has captured the imagination of Thais, many of whom you’ll see on any evening lined up outside this …

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Is it Safe to Travel to Bangkok During Floods? Yes, and Here’s Why

Thailand is going through its worst flooding in almost a century, if not ever. More than one third of the country is currently under water (yes, one third) and some northern suburbs of Bangkok are now under 1-2 meters of flood water. Millions of cubic feet of water is making its way from Ayutthaya down …

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