Archive for May, 2011
Bright Lights, Big City… Bangkok! (Day Two) Posted by sasha on May 30, 2011
For our second day in Bangkok, we headed out to do some temple hopping. Arriving outside of the Grand Palace (พระบรมมหาราชวัง), we were informed that a special ceremony was going on and that the grounds would not be open to tourists for another couple of hours. Thankfully, we didn’t have to come up with alternate…
Bright Lights, Big City… Bangkok! (Day One) Posted by sasha on May 22, 2011
Having spent a solid week hopping around the islands on both coasts of Thailand, it was time to head back to the capital. Coming from the Andaman Coast, there are plenty of travel options for getting back to Bangkok – flying from Phuket or catching a bus to Surat Thani to get on an overnight…
How to read/write in Karaoke Posted by palmisano on May 22, 2011
What is karaoke? Is it standing up in front of a crowded room poorly singing a song on the video screen? Well, yes, but it has another meaning as well. In Thailand, karaoke is also those seemingly random English letters at the bottom of the Thai music video.
Mai Bpen Rai Posted by palmisano on May 20, 2011
This is another beginner article. I’d like to talk about the phrase ไม่เป็นไร (mai3 bpen1 rai1). If you do not know this phrase already, you should. There are several ways to translate it, such as ‘no big deal’, ‘whatever’, ‘no problemo’, ‘thanks, anyways’, ‘no sweat’, etc.
Phi Phi Islands (Video) Posted by sasha on May 19, 2011
Situated on Thailand’s Andaman Coast, the Phi Phi Islands are one of the top travel destinations in the entire country, and for good reason. Offering beautiful beaches, stunning viewpoints, and an incredibly laid-back atmosphere, it’s no wonder Phi Phi is a go-to vacation destination for many. In this video, check out all that Koh Phi…