March, 2019

Road trip to Kanchanaburi

It was that time again (boy it rolls around quickly!) to head to the border and collect another 90 days – so under dark skies, we headed out of Bangkok on early Friday afternoon and made our way to Kanchanaburi, located near the border with Myanmar. The process has changed slightly from last time I was there. You now need to visit a ‘border agent’, pay your 960 THB before exiting the Thai side and are then herded into a minivan for the crossing, where you wait outside a makeshift duty-free store while all the passports are taken into the…

Burger Quest: Jim’s Burgers & Beer Ari

Burger Quest: Jim’s Burgers & Beer Ari

Jim’s Burgers and Beer is located at Ari Sampan 3 – I’m pretty sure the taxi went the wrong way as it took us forever to get there. The intimate setting provides a nice vibe – probably the best so far in the Bangkok burger quest. Get there early (like 6-ish) if you want to grab a table as the place fills up fast. We hit the place on what we thought would be a quiet night between Xmas and New Year – but there will still plenty of punters around, and when a French family of 5 were told…

Serendipitous Sunday

Serendipitous Sunday

Had a good weekend, did you? The wife got paid on Friday so we wasted no time in burning through her cash 😉 Hit up Makro on Saturday as the food in the house was running low. Spent 7K – I tell myself it’s cheaper in the long run but is it? (For you non-Thais, Makro is like a Costco – big-box supermarket) You want mosquito repellant? You have to buy 4 which is 240 THB. HP Sauce? – A pack of 3 (which is a huge saving over the cost at say Big C). 3 conditioners, 3 shampoos –…