Posts Tagged ‘Ratchada’

Street Eats In Ratchada Bangkok

Monday, May 25th, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY – STREET EATS IN RATCHADA BANGKOK

Last night I was eating ‘jim jum’ in the Ratchada area of Bangkok with 3 Thai girls. (The clay cooking pots are fuelled by lumps of charcoal. This is Thai tradition at its best). Then, the Go-Go Guru was off to check out the go-go bars in Soi Cowboy… What a life!

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STREET EATS WITH THAI GIRLS IN RATCHADA BANGKOK

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Daves Raves – Surveying Soi Cowboy

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

soi cowboy july 18 2008 002 - Daves Raves - Surveying Soi CowboyFriday, July 18th was Buddhist lent and therefore, Nana Plaza was closed. So, I decided to go out with Sanook Shaun to survey the nightlife scene in Bangkok. I soon discovered that most of the bars were indeed closed for Buddhist lent. I took a motorbike taxi from Ratchada to Soi Cowboy. The roads were very quiet for a Friday, so this gave me an indication of what to expect. I arrived outside Soi Cowboy in no time at all. There I was standing alone in the darkness, which was a strange feeling. But, the Go-Go Guru had no fear of the “pee lok” or Thai ghosts. Sanook Shaun was hoping to sit outside Tilac Bar, but the stools were sitting on top of the tables. Shaun had not arrived yet, so I thought I had better check what was open. I heard some noise, but alas it was only builders busily renovating a bar. The photo shows the only bright light in Soi Cowboy, amid the eerie darkness. The vast majority of Soi Cowboy looked like Little Las Vegas had suffered a blackout. Some bars had their doors open, but it was usually just a case of cleaners lurking in the shadows. A couple of bargirls invited me into Jungle Jim’s, but I declined. I didn’t fancy entering the jungle, because there was nothing going on inside this dark and dingy place. (more…)

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