Travel With Bender

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Bangkok, Thailand

August - September 2012

I never thought you could survive more than a few days in Bangkok? Well, you can. There is so much to see and do in the City of Angels. 

Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand and is by far the most densely populated city in Thailand with about 12 million people.

Join us as we discover why the people are so attracted to Bangkok. 

  • How To See Pattaya, Thailand In 48 Hours

    How To See Pattaya, Thailand In 48 Hours

    Thailand

    When you think about planning a vacation in Thailand, destinations like Bangkok, Phuket and Chang Mai jump to mind. But I discovered there’s plenty of reasons to include the coastal city of Pattaya in your itinerary.

  • There Is Plenty To Do In Chiang Mai

    There Is Plenty To Do In Chiang Mai

    Thailand

    During our stay in Chiang Mai we hung out lots with friends and also managed the occasionally family activity as well. Here’s a brief overview of some of the shenanigans that we got up to.

  • The Magic of Yi Peng - Floating Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

    The Magic of Yi Peng - Floating Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

    Thailand

    When tens of thousands of glowing lanterns fill the sky and drift away on the warm currents of the atmosphere your cares float away too. Your wishes, your worries, your prayers lifting to the heavens to be swept into the arms of God or to be enveloped into the darkness and be as far removed from you as the East is to the West.

  • Hungry Hungry Hippos at Chiang Mai Zoo

    Hungry Hungry Hippos at Chiang Mai Zoo

    Thailand

    Big, huge, flabby gums masking giant, munching teeth. And it took more then one potato before they would close their mouth to chew. Hungry Hungry Hippo! An enjoyable day with a songthaew of hilarious personalities.

  • Chiang Mai's Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Chiang Mai's Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Thailand

    The night before the lantern festival was a hot air balloon festival. We jumped in our songthaew with our friends and headed to the spot for a night of sparkling lights, dancing and mossie bites.

  • One Night In Bangkok Is All It Takes

    One Night In Bangkok Is All It Takes

    Thailand

    One night was all it took for me to fall back in love with Bangkok. The area we stayed in we had never been will living there for that month and I was in awe. It was so happening. An absolutely amazing location, being in the heart of everything and feeling the buzz and atmosphere. Check out our one night in Bangkok November stylz.

  • Close Encounter at Thailand’s Tiger Temple

    Close Encounter at Thailand’s Tiger Temple

    Thailand

    I recognize this post may be a bit controversial due to the negative media coverage of tiger sanctuaries in Thailand, however here is our close encounter with the 100+ tigers at Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in Kanchanaburi.

  • Bangkok's Exclusive Countdown

    Bangkok's Exclusive Countdown

    Thailand

    Here is a compact wrap up of our Bangkok trip. Including 10 things to do with toddlers in Bangkok, 5 must-eat foods in Bangkok, 4 things for kid free adults to do in Bangkok, 3 things to remember for Bangkok transport, 2 things not to do in Bangkok and 1 thing to remember before arriving in Bangkok.

  • 8 Things To Do With Kids In Bangkok

    8 Things To Do With Kids In Bangkok

    Thailand

    You didn't think Bangkok had anything to do, did you? A shopping playground for adults and a nightlife for singles. Bangkok is a far cry from the typical family destination? But we found eight! 8 things your toddlers will love!

  • Thailand’s Delectable Delicacies

    Thailand’s Delectable Delicacies

    Thailand

    There are some real great places to eat in Bangkok. There is anything from the delectable street food on every corner to clean, air-conditioned restaurants in malls to Guinness Book Record Holder restaurants with seats for over 5000 people and 1500 staff.

  • Angsana’s Thai Home Cooking School – Food and Fun!

    Angsana’s Thai Home Cooking School – Food and Fun!

    Thailand

    After reading several reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to contact Angsana for a Thai Cooking Class. She had great communication and fixed us up for a Friday morning. There was a market visit, menu planning, cooking and then eating! YUM!

  • The Gem Scammers of Wat Pho, Bangkok Temples

    The Gem Scammers of Wat Pho, Bangkok Temples

    Thailand

    If we hadn’t read about the well-known Gem Scam we would have totally fallen for the smiling, seemingly genuine Thai man. Join us as we resist the scammers through Siam Paragon, Grand Palace & Wat Pho.

  • Fathers & All You Can Eat Cake

    Fathers & All You Can Eat Cake

    Thailand

    Thank goodness Father’s Day only comes around once a year, otherwise we may look more like the cakes we devoured then we wish to. In Australia Father’s Day is celebrated the first Sunday of September. We celebrated in Bangkok with all you can eat cake buffet!

  • Traditional vs Modern: Bangkok's Chatuchak Market vs Siam Ocean World

    Traditional vs Modern: Bangkok's Chatuchak Market vs Siam Ocean World

    Thailand

    Our first weekend in Bangkok we knew we had to head to Chatuchak. This weekend market is one of the largest and best known outdoor markets in the world. With over 200,000 visitors per weekend. After this we headed to Ocean World, one of the largest aquariums in South East Asia with over 30,000 creatures.

  • Hello Land of Smiles, City of Angels, Bangkok

    Hello Land of Smiles, City of Angels, Bangkok

    Thailand

    Our first day in Bangkok, city of angels and Thailand, the land of smiles. So great back to be in a land of smiles and friendliness towards the kids. Plus cheap food and lots of space. So far we are in love with Bangkok. Settled in just fine.