Friday, May 25, 2018

14 things to do in Bangkok


#Pinterest is a place to discover things to do in Thailand - here is a selection - https://www.pinterest.com/timinphuket/info/ - today’s post is about 14 things that you can do if you visit Bangkok - http://www.girlxdeparture.com/things-to-do-bangkok/.  

 “Bangkok is everything I would imagine an Asian metropolis to be: massive, busy, loud and full of skyscrapers with traditional temples peeking out between them.”



1) Visit the incredible Grand Palace - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Palace 


2) Ride a #TukTuk

3) Watch the sunset at the Temple of the Dawn – #WatArun https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Wat-Arun-Temple-of-Dawn--82 

4) Make a day trip to #Ayutthaya




6) Go to #Chatuchak Weekend Market - http://www.chatuchak.org 

7) Watch a #MuayThai Boxing Match

8) Have a drink at a Roof Top Bar

9) Try all kinds of street food


10) Tour the Chao Phraya River

11) Shop till you drop

12) Visit the impressive Wat Pho temple – http://www.watpho.com/index.php?lang=en 

13) Explore Chinatown

14) Experience the nightlife of #Bangkok
  
 And stay with us at Cape House - https://www.capehouse.com




      

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Thai Food to Try if you Dare




Each week we post a link to an article we have found in Phuket 101 - https://www.phuket101.net/ and this week we point you to an article about the food you might want to try if you are brave.


For a full description of the dish and its smell, taste and aspect please read the whole article here -  https://www.phuket101.net/hardcore-thai-food/  


1)    Phad Sato – ผัดสะตอ – a seed of a tree with the oversized pods hanging down

2)    Kaeng Tai Pla – แกงไตปลา – this is a soup of the internal organs of a fish and vegetables

3)    Kaeng Som – แกงส้ม – a tamarind-based fish and vegetable soup with a real chilli punch

4)    Soup No Mai – ซุปหน่อไม – a clear soup of boiled, sliced bamboo shoots – Isan style; take the time to acquire the taste

5)    Tam Sua – ตำซั่ว – a salad of raw papaya and ‘bits’ (no, don’t ask!)


There are five more in this list but the writer was not brave enough to continue writing
– will you be brave enough to try one?
– but the writer has tried three in 15 years!





      

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Somewhere on Koh SiChang


 5 great things to enjoy on Thailand’s charming island - Koh SiChang - original article written by trip101 -  https://trip101.com/article/5-great-things-to-enjoy-on-thailand-s-charming-koh-si-chang 

1) Chill out on one of the quiet sandy beaches 

2) Explore the interesting caves

3) Visit San Jao Phaw Khao Yai  

4) Admire the restored buildings of Phra Judhadhut Palace

Stay with us at the Somewhere Hotel - and ask the staff to help you arrange a special day.