• ICON Siam at night

    ICON Siam is the new place everyone goes to in Bangkok. We covered the shopping mall a while back when we first visited it. This time we went back for the light show at night, which runs several times over the evening and is actually called „The ICONIC multimedia water features“. The place gets really really busy then. Not just for the light show but also because all the river cruise boats are landing at this spot and people wait for their dinner departure. The water fountain light and sound show was quite nice to watch, specially with the skyline of Bangkok in the background. It’s also nice that they…

  • 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…


    Totally unexpected did we come across „Awakening Bangkok“, a festival of lights organized by TimeOut Bangkok. Light installations were exhibited in the old part of Bangkok along Charoenkrung’s heritage area, next to the Chao Praya river. So, we grabbed a map for the festival and visited all 29 locations where light installations were shown. Impressive! An unexpected for Bangkok!

  • On top of Bangkok!

    What a lucky day! I decided to take my chances to visit the new Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok and was there on the public opening day of the new observatory and rooftop.

  • The glittering world of Bangkok’s shopping temples

    A new mall in Bangkok? How can that be? There is so many already! Yet, I had to see it on my last trip to Thailand. I was just missing the grand opening by a few days, but most of my local friends had not yet been there themselves. Despite all the glitter and shiny floors, I was positively surprised and spent a few hours in the new shopping temple, before the masses pushed in and it was almost impossible to walk through them.