Barbara Simmons

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Bangkok faces water test as drought looms

Original article from The Nation Thailand 22nd february 2016<p>AUTHORITY TO TRY LOWER DISTRIBUTION AMID EFFORTS TO CUT TAP WATER USAGE<p>THE METROPOLITAN …

Coins of Thailand and the Bangkok Temples

Coins of Thailand<p>Did you know that each of Thailand’s Baht coins has a famous Bangkok temple on the rear.<p>With a little planning it is possible to …

Drinks of Isaan

Drinks of Isaan – <b>Where Alcohol can improve a mans vitality or lead to the loss of your mind, fingers and toes</b><p>Another great guest blog by Josh …

Child Angels more than just dolls; ask their lucky parents

Child Angels – Original story from The Nation January 25th 2015<p>A WOMAN shopping in a Bangkok street carrying and talking with an infant on her arm …

Seven major Thai Hill Tribes

Another great guest blog by Josh Peatfield of Asia Backpackers. Loads more details on this link<p>The term Thai <i>Hill Tribe</i> (<i>Chao Khao</i>) first appeared in …

Dengue fever cases rise to 25,000 in Bangkok

BMA scrambles as dengue fever cases rise to more than 25,000<p>Dengue Fever Mosquito<p>The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration yesterday held a meeting …

Life in a real Muay Thai training camp in Rayong

7 Muay Thai gym trainers<p>UPDATE FROM MIK’S DIARY December 21st 2015<p>“<b>7 Muay Thai Gym</b> is placed in a very quiet area, in Rayong province, 10 km from Ban …

Thais Abroad: From Udon Thani, Thailand to Toulouse, France

We ask Rose about her experiences & thoughts on life in France<p>Another fantastic guest blog by Trevor Bide from Engaging Thailand. Loads more articles …

Locksmiths trying to unlock mysterious old vault

Locksmiths chomping at the bit to unlock mysterious old vault<p>THE CONTENTS of a 100-year-old bank vault in the compound of the Thung Song Railway …

Karon Beach ocean garbage field cleaned

OPERATION FOLLOWED PICTURES OF THE 400 SQUARE METRE SITE GOING VIRAL ONLINE<p>AN underwater garbage-cleanup operation off Karon Beach in Phuket …

7 Best places to celebrate Loy Kratong in Thailand

Another guest blog by Josh Peatfield of Asia Back Packers – lots more festivals on this link<p><i>Listed here are seven venues from across the country</i> …

Never mind English tests just answer this simple question

I am a native speaker of (American) English who taught for 15 years at a major Thai university. Long ago I devised a simple, one question oral test …

The Healing Properties of Chrysanthemum Flower Tea (Tisane)

A another great guest blog in the series Tea in the Ancient World – supplied to us by John Bickel & Doug Crawford<p>My first-ever guest blog post is …

"Thai Culture" mobile app puts cultural info at our fingertips

<b>“Thai Culture” mobile app puts info on cultural events at our fingertips</b><p>KEY INFORMATION about Thailand’s cultural destinations will be at people’s …

Thai Superstitions - you may wish to stay inside after reading this list!

You may wish to stay indoors after reading this list!<p>The following are a collection of Thai superstitions which may, make you think twice about going …

Thais Abroad - Miss Keown Wangwan

Thais Abroad – Miss Keown Wangwan<p>Another great guest blog by Trevor Bide from his Engaging Thailand series – more truly absorbing blogs via this …

Over 600,000 people already registered for Bike for DAD on December 11

Over 600,000 register for Bike for Dad on December 11th<p>Bike for Dad<p>A TOTAL of 607,909 people in Thailand and beyond have registered their …

New tougher Overstay Rules on the way

New tougher Overstay rules are on the way<p><b>BANGKOK</b> – Immigration chief Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn has revealed tougher penalties for visa …

King Chulalongkorn Day

<i>King Chulalongkorn is known as the ‘Great Reformer’ and is celebrated throughout Thailand on 23rd October each year</i><p>Info supplied by our guest blogger …