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Travel, life, and the search for identity while living abroad
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Old Pictures of Siam Center from 1973

Old Pictures of Siam Center from 1973 | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
It's strange looking at these old pictures of Siam Center as there is so much space around the building. These days it is difficult to get a clear picture as it is hemmed in on all sides but not on...
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Bangkok’s street vendor economy: now in video

Bangkok’s street vendor economy: now in video | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Cities has just posted a video about the strange, legal grey area surrounding Thailand’s street vendors.
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Why Elephant Riding Should Be Removed from Your Bucket List - Thailand - WorldNomads.com

Why Elephant Riding Should Be Removed from Your Bucket List - Thailand - WorldNomads.com | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
There is an air of romance to riding an elephant. Sitting atop its back as the giant animals slowly meander down white sand beaches lapping with azure waters, or along rushing streams in the thick of the jungle.
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15 biggest souvenir-buying no-no's

15 biggest souvenir-buying no-no's | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
Cheap, useless gifts. We're all guilty. Here's how to avoid the most common pitfalls of souvenir buying.
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Roads in Bangkok with the Worst Traffic Jams

Roads in Bangkok with the Worst Traffic Jams | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it

Everyone knows that Bangkok has one of the worst traffic jams in the world. And with the government’s first buyer’s tax rebate scheme its only going to get worse...

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Celebrating Christmas in Thailand

Celebrating Christmas in Thailand | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it

The Christmas decorations in Thailand usually go up towards the end of November. You will mainly see them at the large shopping malls.

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Which Thai Dish has More Calories? | Richard Barrow in Thailand

Which Thai Dish has More Calories? | Richard Barrow in Thailand | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it

If you had to choose at lunchtime one of these two dishes, which would you think is more healthy?

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Tropical storm raises deluge fear | Bangkok Post: news

Tropical storm raises deluge fear | Bangkok Post: news | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
A tropical storm forming in the South China Sea is expected to hit Thailand this weekend, threatening the Northeast and the Central Plains, including Bangkok, with heavy downpours.
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Homeless 13-Year-Old Wins $130,000 Children's Peace Prize

Homeless 13-Year-Old Wins $130,000 Children's Peace Prize | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
A homeless 13-year-old Filipino last week won a very prestigious award for his commitment to improving the lives of fellow street kids.
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Not the Nation » World Pizza Council Revokes Pizza Company’s Use Of Word ‘Pizza’

Not the Nation » World Pizza Council Revokes Pizza Company’s Use Of Word ‘Pizza’ | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
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Thai Language Lessons - Jai Words (words of the heart)

Thai Language - Jai words are used to describe emotions, feelings or characteristics...
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US Embassy in Bangkok issues warning to American citizens - Coconuts Bangkok

US Embassy in Bangkok issues warning to American citizens - Coconuts Bangkok | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it

Paranoia everywhere.

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Reporter Attacked by Frisky Monkey

Our boss Dan Debenham gets a surprise while filming New Ways To Play in Bali.
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3 Reasons to Travel While You're Young

3 Reasons to Travel While You're Young | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
The other night, I had a conversation with a young woman who had a number of decisions ahead of her, one of which is whether she would go to grad school or travel the world. I told her to travel. H...
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10 ways to improve the travel industry right now

10 ways to improve the travel industry right now | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
Listen up, Big Travel! These fixes would make travel more pleasant for us and maybe save you money
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How Not to Kill Your Travel Companions - Tips on how to Stay Friends on the Road

How Not to Kill Your Travel Companions - Tips on how to Stay Friends on the Road | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
Friendships and trips can be ruined by bad group dynamics. A Few tips on how to prevent this.
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Yucky or what? Thailand's 13 most totally and utterly repulsive dishes

Yucky or what? Thailand's 13 most totally and utterly repulsive dishes | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
Live shrimp, fermented oysters and red ants. Even Thais have trouble stomaching some of the country's most notorious delicacies
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There's A Secret War In Thailand No One's Talking About

There's A Secret War In Thailand No One's Talking About | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it

Not from Thailand's tourist beaches, Muslims and Buddhists are locked in a struggle in which thousands have died...

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Is it safe to travel to Bangkok? Important Bangkok safety tips

Is it safe to travel to Bangkok? Important Bangkok safety tips | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
Is it safe to travel to Bangkok? Here are some extremely important safety tips for visiting Bangkok, Thailand!
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How to Report a Taxi in Bangkok | Richard Barrow in Thailand

How to Report a Taxi in Bangkok | Richard Barrow in Thailand | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
Since the 1st September 2012, the police have been cracking down on taxi drivers refusing to pick up passengers. In the past they would have just receive...
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Map of Skytrain Extension on Taksin-Phetkasem route | Richard Barrow in Thailand

Map of Skytrain Extension on Taksin-Phetkasem route | Richard Barrow in Thailand | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
Some good news for commuters in Thonburi is that the skytrain extension is near completion. At the moment, the Silom Line only goes as far as BTS Wongwi...
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'Dr. Pop' surrenders over coma-inducing beauty injections - Coconuts Bangkok

'Dr. Pop' surrenders over coma-inducing beauty injections - Coconuts Bangkok | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
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Hundreds of Thai Muslims protest at US Embassy in Bangkok - Coconuts Bangkok

Hundreds of Thai Muslims protest at US Embassy in Bangkok - Coconuts Bangkok | An Expat in Bangkok | Scoop.it
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