Posts Tagged ‘American’

Is The Thai Baht On Steroids?

Friday, September 10th, 2010

An incredibly strong Thai baht continues to crush foreign currencies.  In particular, the American dollar has fallen to a record 13-year low.  The buying rate for 1 US dollar is now just 29.67 Thai baht.  This is bound to raise alarm bells.  The Euro has also nose dived and 1 Euro is now 38.62 Thai baht.  Some people in the financial sector feel that the Thai government should intervene.  Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has warned that the Thai baht could well rise even further.  Below is a link to the full news report, plus a link to Bangkok Bank’s foreign exchange rates…

NEWS STORY – PM Abhisit Warns Baht May Rise Even Further

BANGKOK BANK – Bangkok Bank Foreign Exchange Rate Page

PATTAYA CITY NEWS – Two Killed By Canadian Drunk Driver

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

DAVE’S NIGHTSEEING TOURS – SUNRISE TO SOI COWBOY

SOI COWBOY BANGKOK THAILAND 07 - Thailand Night Fever

For some time now, my friend Nick has wanted to hit the town with me.  Nick is currently based in Cambodia as a mine clearance specialist.  Obviously, any day off from the minefields would be relaxing, but I wanted to introduce Nick to some places that he has not visited before.  I took a night off from my duties in Angelwitch Go-Go Bar and I looked forward to the night ahead.  I wasn’t feeling 100% but I was determined to meet Nick and spend some quality time with a good friend.  Nick was about to experience one of my “nightseeing tours” and he seemed keen enough.  We arranged to meet at Sunrise Tacos Mexican Grill, which is located in the Leader Price Complex.  (For those not familiar with the Leader Price Complex, it is right next to Time Square Building between Sukhumvit, Soi 12 and Soi 14).  Several months ago, the owners of Sunrise Tacos decided to take over a vacant space directly opposite their shop.  At first, I was not sure what Greg Lange was intending to do with two Sunrise Tacos shops.  Was Greg intending to open two branches of Sunrise Tacos in the same complex?  This all became very clear when Greg explained the concept to me.  The original Sunrise Tacos is a small place, and it now provides a 24 hour takeaway and delivery service.  The new, larger premise has become a cosy restaurant that is stylishly designed and furbished.  The credit for the interior design goes to Mrs Lange.  Greg’s wife Nui has done a superb job! (more…)

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

CHALLENGING WEEK FOR DAVE THE RAVE

Flying To Bangkok Thailand 01 - Thailand Night FeverThis passed week has been very hectic.  Unfortunately, my wife’s Grandmother (Yai in Thai) passed away.  She was a very sweet old lady of 84 years old (RIP Yai).  My wife was told to return home quickly and at least she was able to see Yai before she passed away.  I could not go to pay my respects to Yai, because I had to take care of things in Bangkok.  I have been busy being both dog sitter and housekeeper!  Also, I had to run Angelwitch every night because Matt was in Germany visiting his family.  This week’s “Thailand Night Fever” might be a bit shorter than usual.  So, if it’s short and sweet, I hope you find it an interesting read…  (more…)

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