Category Archives: Thailand

Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant @ Bangkok, Thailand

Cabbages and Condoms, two most unrelated items are put together in the naming of a restaurant – the Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant in Bangkok.  The restaurant is run by a non profit organization – Population and Community Development Association (PDA) which focuses on family planning and AIDS/HIV prevention with Mechai Viravaidya as the mastermind behind the organization, who is also dubbed as the condom king.    Continue reading

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Maeklong Railway Market @ Bangkok, Thailand

The Maeklong Railway Market is an hour and a half’s drive from Bangkok; it’s located in Samut Songkhram Province, the smallest province in Thailand.  The market seems like any typical wet market in Thailand selling local produces.  But the vendors here lead a much more dramatic life than any other market vendors because the train runs through the market a few times a day.  Within minutes before the train arrives, the vendors shuffle for life, move their things away, pull down the umbrellas and make way for the train. Some tourist brochures even term this market as “Risky Market”!    Continue reading

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Phraya Nakhon Cave @ Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand

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I went to the Phraya Nakhon Cave as an impromptu day trip from Hua Hin.   I decided to go because I fell in love with the picture of the Kuha Karuhas Pavilion, glimmering under a godly light, and I had to see it for myself.  The cave was first discovered during King Nari’s reign (1629 – 1688) more than 300 years ago and it is located within the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province about 45 minutes drive from Hua Hin.   Continue reading

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