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Best British and Irish Pubs in Chiang Mai, Thailand – Pub Food And Cheap Beer

One thing I always enjoy on my visits to Chiang Mai, Thailand are the western pubs. A large number of western expats live in Chiang Mai and tens of thousands of western tourists visit every month so the proliferation of western pubs in the city makes sense. With some of the best British and Irish …

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Top Cheap Restaurants and Cafes in Siam Square Area of Bangkok, Thailand

  Siam Square is a large shopping and dining area slap bang in the middle of Bangkok, Thailand. It’s also a popular student hangout so most of the venues here are cheap. That’s why, if you’re looking for a cheap yet superb meal while in Bangkok, Siam Square is one of the best places to …

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Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Bangkok, Thailand

  If you’re looking for a great place to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Bangkok, Thailand,  don’t worry.  Surprisingly, there are many excellent restaurants and hotels in Bangkok that serve spectacular Thanksgiving Dinners, so you’ll feel like you’re right back home having a good old American Thanksgiving dinner – but in Thailand. Bourbon Street – Bourbon …

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Big C Buys Carrefour in Thailand – Bad News For Expat Community

  Most expats don’t like Big C supermarkets in Thailand. Their products are low-quality, their selection is poor and, if you can find any western product at all, it must be Christmas. Now, it’s just been announced Big C’s parent company, French-owned Casino, has just bought all the Carrefour stores in Thailand for an estimated …

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Where are the Best Winter Beer Gardens in Bangkok, Thailand?

  There are hundreds of winter beer gardens in Bangkok When the weather starts to get cooler in Bangkok, Thailand, the outdoor winter beer gardens begin to appear. Popping up all over the city, there are more than 300 winter beer gardens in Bangkok, from beer gardens selling Thai beer brands like Chang and Singha …

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Where To Buy Sports Equipment And Sportswear in Bangkok, Thailand

If you’re an avid sports player and love buying good quality sportswear and sports equipment, then Bangkok, Thailand is the place for you.  If you’re going shopping for sports equipment in Bangkok, these stores and malls have great selections for just about every sport.  Sports equipment in Bangkok is also often much cheaper than western …

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If You’re a Crime Victim in Thailand, Report It At Your Local 7-11

When you have lived in Thailand as long as I have, you get used to hearing crazy things. That is why, when I read a news report this week that the Thai police force was partnering with 7-Eleven convenience stores to help tourists report crimes, I barely batted an eye. In any other country, the …

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How to Get a Tourist Visa for China at the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand: Visa Application Tips

As a tourist to China, who has applied for a tourist visa at the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, I’m here to tell you it’s easy to do. If you’re living in Bangkok or just a tourist passing through, and have decided you’d like to take a vacation to China, getting a tourist visa is …

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Daddy Dough Donuts – Thailand’s Local Donut Shops

Daddy Dough is a Bangkok-based donut company with franchises now in several countries, but with its main operations still in Bangkok. Started in 2006 by Peter Thaveepolcharoen, there are already branches in Bon Marche market on Prachaniwet 1, on Silom, and on Sathorn Road in Bangkok, as well as at several area hypermarkets and other …

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Best Italian Restaurants In Chiang Mai, Thailand – Pasta, Pizza and Proscuitto

Thais love pastas and pizza so, when Italian restaurants began to open in Chiang Mai a few years ago, they became hugely popular with Thais. In the last decade, Italian restaurants have sprung up Chiang Mai with, now, some of the best Italian restaurants in Thailand located in this beautiful northern city. Popular with Thais …

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Bangkok’s Best Nightlife is in the Sukhumvit Area

The Sukhumvit area of Bangkok, Thailand is the city’s best place for nightlife. Packed with Thais and foreigners, the Sukhumvit area features pubs, bars, nightclubs, and even pool halls. With so many venues to choose from, a visitor to Bangkok is often overwhelmed. That’s why beginning at one of these fun places is a great …

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How To Take A Bus in Bangkok, Thailand – a Cheap and Easy Way To Travel

Few tourists who spend time in Bangkok, Thailand use the public bus system. There’s buses everywhere but knowing which bus goes where, how much it costs and how to get to the right stop is confusing. Particularly as the destinations for almost all Bangkok’s buses are not written in English, only Thai. When I first …

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