Tag Archives: Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand’s King Power Mahanakhon Observation Deck and Skywalk

A skyscraper owned by a duty free company with an observation deck, to boot?  This, I’ve got to see… Yes, on previous visits to Bangkok, Thailand I had been tracking the construction of this modern landmark, better known as King … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Shangri-La Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Bangkok, Thailand in one of the Shangri-La’s deluxe river view rooms. Although my usual visits to Bangkok involve staying near Sukhumvit Soi 3 (the Arab/pan-African part of town), … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: UNO MAS, Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review of UNO MAS, my associate and I received a comped dinner.  Photos are courtesy of both Mr. Mark Reardon and UNO MAS. “Spanish food in Bangkok, Thailand?”, you reluctantly utter…why not, I say.  After … Continue reading

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Don’t You Just Love…The In-Flight Edition

Hey there: This message is to quash any ideas you had going through your mind when you read “love” and “in-flight” in the same phrase.  Though, considering where the flight inadvertently stopped over… I was all set to travel with … Continue reading

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Drugs

I can check “had a gun pointed at me” off the nonexistent list. Should I have known better?  A camouflage (clearly not enough) backpack, sunglasses, a beard – not one of the trendy ones – I never experienced previous issues … Continue reading

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What Happens in Bangkok, Finds a Home in Advertising

In 2007, on my first visit to Lebanon, the immigration official furiously flipped through my passport pages, making sure that I’d never been to Occupied Palestine, er, Israel for those of you in El Al territory.  He anxiously peered at … Continue reading

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Five Orders of ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง Please. Mango Sticky Rice? You Know It Well.

Mango sticky rice, or khao niao mamuang (khao niao being glutinous rice). It’s just about the only Thai dish I think about, besides the ful and pickles on Soi Arab.  And if you said, hey, what’s up with that?  You’d … Continue reading

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