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…

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…

Thai Immigration, Covid19 and Me

If I didn’t catch Covid19 on Monday it will be nothing short of a miracle. Many people will find themselves in worse situations than I found myself on Monday but what I experienced on Monday will live long in the memory. Visa Time The day had come for me and Malinee to go to the…

Thailand, Covid-19 and Me

Where To Start? Well, it’s taken a deadly pandemic to bring me back to this blog but back I am. Things in Thailand and Covid-19 aren’t as bad as the UK and most of Europe but, like many people, I feel the need to start documenting this surreal time. Previously on LiveandletThai So far in…

Chao Phraya Boat Trip

Taking a boat trip along the Chao Phraya is a must for anyone planning a stay in Bangkok. I could put up a few photographs of the shoreline and end this post now, but I’m sorry to disappoint you, I won’t…I have to practice writing if I want to be a writer. Apparently, practice makes…

Wat Arun The Temple of Dawn

I’ve been living in Thailand for almost three years now, and I still hadn’t visited Wat Arun. Wat Arun is otherwise known as Temple of Dawn, one of the oldest and most recognisable temples in Thailand. All that changed yesterday, and, well…it was ok. Wat Is Going On? I’d had a bad Friday and Saturday…

The Most Unusual Temple In Bangkok

The Most Unusual Temple In Bangkok Turtle Mountain is probably not somewhere you have heard of, even if you have been to Bangkok. You may not have heard of it even if you have lived in Bangkok, but I recently discovered Turtle Mountain and I want the whole world to know about it. It is,…