Thailand Lifestyle

BRITS GET BIGGER BANG FOR BAHT

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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This month the baht has become Asia’s worst performing currency and has fallen to its lowest level against foreign currencies since 2009. Every foreigner who relies upon the American dollar, British pound, or Euro should welcome this good news. And, it has been a long time coming.

But, there’s always those who live in the past and still dream of when the foreign currencies were the highest against the baht. Some Brits cashed 80-90 baht to the pound years ago, but this was due to the baht crashing. We have to be realistic here.

The American dollar has risen slightly, the Euro has made a bit more ground than the dollar, but the British pound has risen the most. This has to be the biggest jump of any foreign currency. Great news for Brits!

To find out the current Thai bank exchange rates Google Bangkok Bank, or Siam Commercial Bank for the current information.

Exchange booths, airports and hotels, give a lower rate, so remember that.

So, take advantage of the exchange rates and that means it’s party time!

Chequers Pub For British And Thai Food

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Date Mate! OK, so you want to eat farang food, but your Thai teerak wants to eat Thai food. Where do you go? Don’t worry, because I will be your ‘date mate’ and advise you! A very good place to enjoy both excellent British pub grub and traditional Thai cuisine is Chequers Pub. If you are not aware, Chequers Pub is conveniently located on Soi Nana between Dynasty Inn and Hillary 2 Bar.

Meal Deal! I decided to order one of the specials from the board. I went for English ‘fatboy’ sausages in a Yorkshire pudding, with onions, gravy, mashed potatoes and veggies. This was very authentic and great bang for baht at 265 baht. My Thai friend ordered hot and sour prawn soup (tom yam gung) with chicken fried rice (kao pat gai). Any expat can tell you how authentic and great the farang food is of course, but what about the Thai food? Several good Thai friends of mine have all said the Thai food is very good, so there you go.

Food Photos! Below is a mini gallery of today’s great meal deal at Chequers Pub. We will return again, as Chequers Pub really takes some beating and gets two thumbs up from Dave The Rave and also Thai girls too.

Click on the images below to enlarge them into a mini gallery…

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Grand Opening Party At Christinas Kitchen

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Cooking From The Heart! This Friday, August 17th there is a Grand Opening Party at Christina’s Kitchen. This relatively new restaurant serves American home style cooking from the heart.

The party starts at 7:00pm, there will be FREE FOOD and also, Christina’s Kitchen will serve drinks at HAPPY HOUR PRICE ALL NIGHT.

Where Is It? Christina’s Kitchen is located in Sukhumvit Soi 20.

Thai New Year Is In Full Swing

Friday, April 13th, 2012

SONGKRAN 'WATER WARS' (SOI NANA) - PHOTO BY CANDY MAN

This Thai New Year the ‘water wars’ are as crazy as ever. As we speak, Songkran is well under way in Khao San Road, Soi Cowboy and Soi Nana. Also, there is no escaping the madness and mayhem, along Beach Road down in Pattaya. The water wars in Pattaya continue for another week! (more…)

Hope You Have A Safe Songkran

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Thai New Year – Another year has passed and traditional Thai New Year is on the doorstep. Thai New Year is full of  ‘ings’ – dancing, singing, drinking, partying and water throwing! (more…)

Thai Ladyboys Take Off – Come Fly With He/She!

Saturday, December 17th, 2011


Amazing Thailand never ceases to amaze and bewilder us, with its extreme eccentricities. (more…)

Meet Thai Girls

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Dating Websites

For guys  who want to meet single Thai girls, one of the most popular ways is now through dating websites. There are  literally hundreds of these and too many to go into in this post, so we will focus on the ones that seem to be the most popular with Thai girls. Thai Love Links, Thai Love Lines, Date in Asia and Thai Friendly seem to be the main ones.  All of these websites have a free sign up, but quickly try to steer people into a membership by restricting access in some way. Toby had a play with these websites and came to the conclusion the one he liked the most for thai dating was Thai Friendly.  It is the easiest dating website to join and navigate, plus they seem to have tons of hot Thai girls on board. In addition, they seem less commercial and more fun than the others. Date in Asia is also very popular and is free. However, the best way is to check them out for yourselves. Happy babe hunting!

 

Thai Girls & Tattoos – Hot Or Not?

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Thai Girls & Tattoos

Now in Thailand we see more and more Thai girls with tattoos and its not just bar girls; movie stars, models, actresses, it’s just become so big now. We remember when Angelina Jolie got her famous Tattoos in Thailand from Ajarn Noo aka the ‘Spirit Man.’  Now everyone wants in!  The rise in the number of Thai girls getting a Tattoo is astounding. Personally, I think Tattoos on women are really sexy (when done well), but I know a lot of people don’t like them.  Go on, give us your opinions and have your say… (see the pics and video)

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Is she more beautiful with the Tattoo?

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Amazing Thailand YouTube Video

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Today I want to talk about Bangkok bashers and Thailand haters. Do you get fed up with constant complainers? You know, those people who criticise everything and everybody.

I get particularly bored of people who moan ‘n’ groan about Thailand. Why don’t they leave Thailand and never return? I think it is not difficult to look for the bad in any country, but we should remain  positive and look for the good in countries such as Thailand. Millions of people visit Thailand every year, so the Thais must be doing something right!

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Bangkok Tour Video

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

VIDEO OF THE DAY – BANGKOK TOUR VIDEO

Here is an HD ‘High Definition’ YouTube video of the sights and sounds of Bangkok.  I like this video because it is high quality and it covers several different parts of Bangkok.  In addition, it shows you that there is certainly much more to the City Of Angels than crowded streets and traffic jams.  Enjoy!

Pattaya Beach & City Guide Video

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

This high quality YouTube video demonstrates that there is more to Pattaya than just girly bars.  In just under 8 minutes this video shows you how much Pattaya has developed over the years.  Parts of the footage are typical tourist traps, but you can see what Pattaya has to offer.  Attention Babe Hunters!  Check out the Thai models 4 minutes into the video.  Enjoy!

Chequers Pub Sports Schedule

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Chequers Sports Pub is located near Dynasty Inn,  just before Hillary 2 Bar on Soi Nana in Bangkok.  (more…)

Comedy Club Live In Bangkok

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Deep Purple Live In Bangkok

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The legendary rock band Deep Purple are live in Bangkok on Friday, May 14th, 2010.  Deep Purple’s greatly anticipated live concert kicks off at 8:00pm. The event is located at the Thunder Dome in Muang Thong Thani (Nonthaburi).  Tickets are available for 800 baht, 1,500 baht, or 2,500 baht.

QUICK CLICK – For further info follow THIS LINK

Sexy Salsa Dance Classes In Bangkok

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

SEXY SALSA CLASSES AT THE BULLS HEAD PUB IN BANGKOK

HOT IN THE CITY – Learn how to be HOT on the dance floor with sexy Salsa dance lessons.  You can impress Thai girls with your slick steps and your dirty dance!  This special event is hosted by The Bull’s Head Pub located on Sukhumvit 33/1 opposite Emporium Shopping Mall (BTS Phrom Phong, Bangkok).  The Salsa dance classes are conducted by sexy Cuban Beisy Quintana.  Hit the dance floor! 

Check out the poster below for all the details…

SEXY SALSA NIGHTS IN BANGKOK!