Tag Archives: Bangkok

If All The World’s A Stage Part 2…

Continuing on from the last post. One of my favourite Martial Arts movies was partly filmed in Bangkok. 1989s Kickboxer star Jean Claude Van Damme (JCVD) as Kurt Sloane. The action begins with Jean Claude in Bangkok to act as the cornerman for his brother Eric (played by former World Kickboxing Champion Dennis Alexio) upcoming  […]

Reeling in the Year:2014

Today marks one year since we pulled on our rucksacks and said goodbye to Lucy and Martin in Greenwich, London. We boarded the train to Heathrow with a one way ticket to Perth Australia via Delhi, Bangkok and Bali. Our tummies were tumbling, there was mixture of excitement, fear, sadness and nerves inside. Little did […]

If all the World’s a stage….

… Then Thailand is its Movie Studio and Bangkok, in particular, Sound Stage 1. Bangkok has provided the setting, background and magic for many movies over the years. Either as its genuine self or as a stand in for Phnom Penh, Saigon and Hanoi. I have decided to highlight a few movies that I have […]

Chinatown

Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown Inspired by our visit to the weekend market at Chattachuk we decided to spend our last full day in Bangkok in Chinatown and it’s sprawling maze of stalls and shops. It took us about an hour to reach The outskirts of Chinatown. Our first clues were the red lanterns and […]

Cha Cha Cha (tachuk)

After the full day of palaces and sight seeing, Karen was palaced out…this called for retail therapy. There was only one place to go on a Sunday in Bangkok, Chatuchak weekend market. Chatuchak is the largest market in Thailand and the world’s largest weekend market. Frequently called J.J it covers over 35 acres and contains […]

Palaces, Posers and Pad Thai

After a much needed lie in we set off on foot to the Grand Palace. After 10 minutes we wish we had got a TukTuk as it was hot hot! But no. We are travellers and not tourists so we continued á pied (as the French say). We eventually made it to the walls of […]

One Night in Bangkok..

Bangkok, Oriental setting And the city don’t know what the city is getting While Murray Head was talking about chess in this song he could have equally been talking about the JKRoaming duo, Bangkok did not know what landed into Bangkok Airport on 27th February. With some freshly acquired Thai Baht we jumped into a […]