• Lumphini Park

    Bangkok can be stressful! Very stressful! The traffic, the people, the noise! I have a few quiet places which I love going to and to spend a few hours of quiet time in. Some places are temples and meditation gardens, which I won’t post here in order to avoid them to be too well known! I never post these „secret tips“ publicly 🙂 But one place which is well known already and is still good to spend a few hours in to relax and have a more quiet time is Lumphini Park. I usually visit it everytime I am in Bangkok, either for a short time or even for a…

  • Ginger Bread House Cafe

    Another perl of Bangkok’s reviving coffee house culture is something we found not far from Wat Suthat. Ginger Bread House is a real nice old wooden building with an excellent selection of coffees and cakes. Seating downstairs, upstairs or outside is available and it is at the moment my favourite old style coffee house in Bangkok. Most people sit inside because it is airconditioned, but we like the heat and weather of SE Asia, so outside was just fine. Service was great and the staff tries to speak English with western customers. The only criticism I have is that they still use plastic cups and lids for iced drinks, despite…

  • Bangkok 1899

    A new cafe and arts hub in Bangkok and a 19th Century „Palace“ which had been renovated and was finally opened to the public during our last trip to Bangkok. It had been abandoned for 20 years, we were told by the owners of the new cafe downstairs. Nice place to visit and have a coffee and enjoy visiting the ground floor only. Unfortunately the upstairs rooms are off-limits to visitors and are a residence for artists, but I like the idea that old buildings are being renovated and are accessible.

  • Walking Sukhumvit Road

    Yet another trip to Bangkok! I love and hate this city. It is always good for a 3 to 10 day trip in my opinion, but I can never stay longer. It is always good for a long enough stay to find out new things (yes, I still find new things) and see what has changed. Bangkok is changing so fast that I can hardly keep track of all the new buildings going up and new skytrain and subway lines being opened. One of the things I like doing is a walk along Sukhumvit Road, which turns into Ploenchit Road west of the Express Way. So, basically walking from Terminal…