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Want Tasty Thai Food on Khao San Road? Tom Yum Kung is Awesome

Looking for a good restaurant around Khao San Road that’s a bit more upscale than the typical food stalls? Look no further than Tom Yum Kung, probably the most famous restaurant in the Khao San Road area.  Tom Yum Kung serves traditional Thai cuisine, which is amazing, but it’s the restaurant’s atmosphere and design that’s …

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Where to Find the Best Live Music in Bangkok – Reggae, Jazz, Pop – It’s All Out There

  If you enjoy listening to live music, you’ll love Bangkok, Thailand. Live music in Bangkok has become popular in the last few years. Not only does Bangkok now get some of the world’s top singers and pop groups, Bangkok also has many bars and restaurants that feature live music every night of the week, …

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Where to Shop, Eat and What to Buy at K Village Lifestyle Mall in Bangkok, Thailand

Where to Shop, Eat and What to Buy at Bangkok’s K Village Lifestyle Mall If you want to be thought of as one of the “in” people in Bangkok, Thailand then shopping, dining or hanging out at one of the city’s lifestyle malls, like K Village, is the way to go about it. Bangkok, Thailand …

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Where to Buy Organic and Pesticide-Free Fruit and Vegetables in Bangkok, Thailand

  Only a few years ago, finding organic and pesticide-free produce in Bangkok, Thailand wasn’t easy. Not anymore. With many supermarkets and stores stocking organic and pesticide-free fruit and veggies, it’s easier than ever to eat healthy and not overload your body with chemicals and pesticides. While there are many stores to buy organic and …

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Visit Wat Phra Kaew – Temple of the Emerald Buddha – in Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is just about the most beautiful place in Bangkok, Thailand if not one of the most beautiful places in Asia. The first place I ever visited in Thailand, when I’d literally been in the country for less than 12 hours, I couldn’t believe …

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Want to Learn About Thai History in Thailand? Visit These Beautiful Thailand Destinations

  More than 17 million tourists arrive in Thailand each year and, while here, visit the usual tourist destinations. Many of them, though, don’t think about what a rich history Thailand has and how many places you can visit in Thailand to learn about Thai history and culture. All over Thailand, there are historical places …

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How to Apply For and Get Thai Citizenship – How Much It Costs Too

As more and more western expats plan on spending the rest of their lives in Thailand, the thought of getting Thai citizenship becomes important. Having Thai citizenship means no more work permit problems, no more visa runs, you’re allowed to buy property in Thailand, own any business and no job is closed to you. Getting …

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Where to Buy Clothes For Large-Size (Plus-Size) Women in Bangkok, Thailand

One thing many western women complain about in Bangkok, Thailand is the lack of clothing for larger sized women. In fact, ‘larger sized’ or ‘plus sized’ in Thailand is actually any woman that’s an American size 8 or larger, so you don’t have to be Two Ton Tessie to have problems buying women’s large size …

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How to Get to Mahboonkrong (MBK) Mall in Bangkok and What to Buy When You Get There

  One of the first places visitors to Bangkok, Thailand head when they arrive in town is Mahboonkrong (MBK) Center. This enormous shopping mall is known for its huge variety of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as its dirt cheap prices. It’s also conveniently located next to a sky train station, so easy to …

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How a Teacher Can Earn Respect From Children Learning English in Thailand

  Most EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers know, those teachers who are able to earn respect from the children they teach are often the most successful. Being respected usually means the children you teach listen more, enjoy class more and consequently learn more. But how does an English teacher earn respect from children …

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Where to Find a Fortune Teller in Thailand and What to Expect When You Do

In Thailand, unlike the west, fortune telling is taken seriously by just about everyone. Sure, Thais are Buddhist but, in reality, Thai religion is a mix of Buddhism and animism and the myths and superstitions that go along with that. One of the most sought after services in Thailand, therefore, is that of a fortune …

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What is a Tam Boon Ceremony For a New House in Thailand and What Happens There?

  If you spend long enough in Thailand, or have Thai friends, at some point you may find yourself attending a tam boon or making merit ceremony when a Thai friend or acquaintance buys a new house. A tam boon ceremony is the occasion when monks from a local temple come to the house and …

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