Day #160: Bangkok by river September 8th 2013 The other way to travel around Bangkok is by river - cheap boats run every 5 minutes or so in both directions. They are overloaded with both tourists and locals, but it's an easy way to get around. The view is interesting rather than scenic - the river bank is lined with a real mixture of buildings - temples, some colonial-style, modern hotels and office blocks, and a lot of old wooden buildin ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
I have quit my job, said au revoir to my family and friends, taken a deep breath, and set off on the trip of a lifetime: the Trans-Siberian railway.
This blog is a way of keeping myself amused during the long time away and, of course, keeping in touch with aforementioned and much-missed friends and family!... full info