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Amulet and Talisman Market in Bangkok

 ( Post by Carlos Melia )  Bangkok, Thailand  |  During your visit to the ChinaTown in Bangkok, which by the way, prides itself to be the oldest ChinaTown in the entire world, you must save sometime to visit the Amulet Market. Located next to the Wat Mahathat, between Maharat Road and the river, the biggest amulet market in Bangkok. Mingle with the local crowd, monks and tourist and be amazed by the things you will find and surprised by those that people praise to. (more…)

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Saiyok Elephant Park in Thailand

 ( Post by Carlos Melia ) Have you ever dream on either getting up close and personal or ridding an elephant? Well it was indeed part of my bucket list, and as from today, I can say that I have done it and enjoyed very very much. Adventure ,new born elephants ,feeding them and observing Thai wisdom on how elephants and mahouts live together at Saiyok Elephant Park. You will also get to learn and spend some time with the local Mahouts. (more…)


Exploring the Bridge over River Kwai and more

( Post by Carlos Melia ) The province of Kanchanaburi is close to Bangkok and borders to Myanmar (Burma). Although there is plenty to see in this region, the Bridge over River Kwai, the museum , Don-Rak Cementery and the ride over the Death Railway are the main attraction, so I went for it. A full day tour, driving for over 2 hours from center Bangkok to the River Kwai Bridge. River Kwai and the Bridge . After entering the Second War in December 1941, Japanese forces quickly overran most of South East Asia. In 1942, in order to find a shorter and more secure line of supply between Burma (now Myanmar) and Siam (now Thailand), the Japanese decided to use prisoners of war and civilian labour to build a single line railway to link existing railheads at Thanbyuzayat in the west and Ban Pong in the east. (more…)


Apsara Dinning River Cruise

( Post by Carlos Melia ) Sail along the Chrao Praya River and dine like a Thai King, while enjoying some of the best night water views of the Grand Palace, Wat Arun Temple of the Dawn among many other landmarks of Bangkok. Apasara is a fine Thai dinning river cruise ran by the Banyan Tree Hotels Group. Sail on an old tradition converted rice barge. Shimmering temples, glistening skyscrapers and a rich stream of passing nocturnal traffic will greet you from every direction.  (more…)