Banjasiri Park and Soi Cowboy in Bangkok

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Do you know the real Thai name of Bangkok? Of course you do not! But don´t worry! I guess not even the average Thai or even Bangkok citizen knows it because it is long. Very long: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. Actually this is the longest city name on earth. And that is probably why the Thais just call it Krung Thep … Read More

Visit Singapore but stay in Indonesia

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Singapore is an expensive city, even for western standards. When I decided to visit Singapore and searched for a hotel I was pretty shocked and distracted by the hefty prices you have to pay for a moderate middle class hotel. And if you look at the reviews it did not sound very promising either. I was already thinking about deleting Singapore from my list of destinations for this year´s Asia trip when I came across Batam. Batam is … Read More