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Top Five Best and Cheapest Things to Buy in Chiang Mai, Thailand

  It’s no wonder Thais flock from all over the country to shop in Chiang Mai, Thailnd. Most Thai handicrafts are made in the Chiang Mai area so not only is everything available there but it’s usually cheaper than in other places in Bangkok. If you’re interested in shopping in Chiang Mai though, there are …

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Best Food Courts in Bangkok – Cheap and Delicious Thai and Western Food

One of the best places to eat cheap food in Bangkok is at one of the food courts. Every shopping mall has a food court and, because there are literally thousands of shopping malls, food are everywhere. Food at food courts usually ranges from $1 to $1.75 per dish, with bottled water, Pepsi, Coke and …

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Where are the Christian Churches in Bangkok, Thailand

  Thailand is known throughout the world as a Buddhist country, with 97% of Thais following Buddhism. Thais, though, are very open-minded about other religions and worship of any kind is allowed and respected, regardless which religion someone belongs to. If you’re Christian and traveling or living in Bangkok, Thailand, you’ll be happy to know …

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Best Delicatessens in Bangkok? Get Meat, Cheese and Wine Here

    One of the last things you might expect to find in Bangkok, Thailand is a good delicatessen. Surprisingly, in the last few years, a fair number of good delicatessens have opened in Bangkok, selling European-style breads, imported meat and cheese, dried pasta, coffee, chocolate, wine and more. If you’re a sucker for imported …

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Pedestrian Crossings in Thailand – Don’t Just Step Out

They have these things in Thailand that are painted on the road. They’re black and white and usually run across the street from one side to the other. I’m told they’re called ‘Pedestrian Crossings’ but as I’ve yet to see a pedestrian safely crossing on one, I’ve started calling them ‘Road Paintings’. Works of art …

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MK Restaurant, Bangkok – The Cheapest Sukiyaki in Thailand

  One of the most popular restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand is MK. When I say ‘popular’, I mean lines outside the door popular at many of MK’s branches. MK is a sukiyaki-style restaurant, or hot pot restaurant. For those not familiar with sukiyaki, it’s a form of cooking where seafood, meat and vegetables is cooked …

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Review: Bangkok Dangerous – Dull, Stereotypical, Bad Portrayal of Thailand

One thing I dislike about living in Bangkok, Thailand are the views of others about Bangkok – many of whom have never even been here. The sex trade, the pollution, the dirtiness of the city and the corruption, all seem to be stuck in people’s minds, regardless that these are infinitesimal parts of Bangkok’s reality. …

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How Does a Thailand Tourist Visa Work? How Many Extensions Can You Get?

Every time I visit the Immigration Office in Bangkok, I meet a tourist who is very confused about renewing his tourist visa in Thailand. After all, when you get a tourist visa, Thai Immigration doesn’t explain the rules well, so many tourists end up not knowing they can renew their tourist visa, or how many …

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