Wat Benchamabophit: The Marble Temple & A New Camera Lens

Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) & My New Camera Lens Firstly, I’ll be honest with you, until yesterday, I wasn’t even aware of Wat Benchamabophit, or The Marble Temple as it’s more easily known existed. Secondly, I am always so grateful that many of Thailand’s most famous temples are known under other names. ‘The Marble…

The Doors of Bangkok

The Doors of Bangkok I recently started an Instagram in which I post photos of doors. No, wait! Come back! As uninteresting as that may sound to some of you, Instagram accounts of just doors are actually very popular. And, as I am always ahead of the trends, I am pleased to say that my…

An Unexpected and Unwanted Trip To A Thai Hospital

An Unexpected And Unwanted Trip To A Thai Hospital I’m not an expert on such matter, but I would think most trips to the hospital are unexpected and unwanted. Going to a Thai hospital with little Thai vocabulary is both of those things, with a side order of ‘but how can I explain what’s wrong?’…

How To Make Alcohol

How To Make Alcohol Around two months ago, at around 9.40 pm, I saw a post on Twitter that made my face scrunch up and my mouth to silently say, ‘what the fu…?’. Unbeknown to me, around 4 hours earlier, the Thai government announced that a ban on the selling of all alcohol would begin…

How To Cook Fish In Thailand

It seems an obvious thing to say but the food in Thailand is one of the tastiest cuisines in the world. We’ve all heard how good it is and those of us lucky enough to try it all agree that it is, in technical terms, ‘yummy, yummy in my tummy’. Despite my fondness for not…

Things To Do In Lockdown

As the reality of the lockdown and self-isolation begins to sink in, the need to keep our brains stimulated becomes ever more important. Apart from the clear danger of catching Covid-19, the underlying danger is for our mental states. It’s important to keep the mind active. So here is a quick blog full of things…

So, Anyway, Where Was I?

So, Anyway, Where Was I? So, anyway, where was I? Are you asking yourself that? I think I was writing a blog about my life in Thailand. Yes, that’s right, it’s all coming back to me now…I was writing regular posts about my life here in Bangkok. Look, see… https://pauldancewriter.com/my-thailand-blog/ And then something happened…something I…