Wat Arun: Temple of Dawn

I’d been coming and living in Thailand for almost three years now and I still hadn’t visited Wat Arun, 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 morning…

Turtle Mountain

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. Recently I posted a list of the top…

The Top 5 Must See Temples In Bangkok

Is it possible to pick the top 5 must see temples in Bangkok when there are 400 dotted all over the city? Possibly not. But with so many to choose from it can be hard to know where to begin. But here is a brief guide to help get you started. The Temple of the…

A Thai Wedding And Brush With The Local Mafia!

A Thai Wedding and a brush with the local mafia… Those of you that read about my overnight train journey (A Train Journey And An Accordion Playing Baboon) will know that the whole reason for that sleepless night was to go a traditional Thai wedding further north from Bangkok in a place called Rattanaburi in…

The Temples Of Chiang Mai: Part 2

If you read the first part of my blog about the temples of Chiang Mai, you’ll know that I got a bit lost in the amount of temples I saw and their beauty. If you didn’t read part one, where have you been, naughty person? I really should have a word with your parents about…

The Temple Of The Emerald Buddha

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Keaw as it’s known in Thailand is one of the holiest Buddhist artifacts in Thailand and sits on the grounds of The Grand Palace. It is an absolute must for anyone spending time in Bangkok. Recently I made a conscious effort to see some of the…