Lub d, Silom, Bangkok
The iconic, trend-setting original Lub d is still a “Bangkok must” for travelers in the know. With a downtown location conveniently situated in Silom, Bangkok’s business district, Lub d - Silom is surrounded by a plethora of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Silom buzzes from early morning until late night. Travelers are connected via the nearby BTS skytrain and the pier for boat rides.
(Photo credit: Lub d)
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Patpong is an entertainment district in Bangkok for locals, foreign tourists and expatriates. While Patpong is internationally known as a red light district, a busy night market aimed at tourists is also located in Patpong. Bargaining skills are needed here to get the best prices on a wide variety of familiar products. Entering the roads themselves can get a bit risqué, however, and is not advised for children. There are some nice Irish pubs and other international eateries in this area as well.
Aerobics Dancing in Lumpini Park
Lumpini Park, a great place to cool down from overheated Bangkok, is a huge park located on Rama 4 Road. It is well-known as a recreational area with several activities going on inside the park at any given time. There is action available for people at all ages, including cycling, jogging, singing, yoga, and much more. “Aerobics dance” has become the most popular choice of fitness activities in the park. The highlight is the aerobics session which all are welcome to join. From 6 p.m. onwards Monday to Saturday, hundreds of Bangkokians gather to do aerobics in the front of the park. It’s great fun and good for you, too!
Lumpini Boxing Stadium
If you want to see real Thai boxing, the place to go in the Kingdom is not far from Lub d - Silom. Opened more than a decade later than Rajadamnern Stadium, the Lumpini Boxing Stadium is run by the Royal Thai Army on behalf of the Thai Government. It has become the symbol of modern Muay Thai (Thai boxing). Muay Thai contests are held every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The fights usually start around 6.00 p.m. Ticket prices range from 200 to 2,000 Baht. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the real thing while you’re in Thailand!
Yaowarat Road, Chinatown
Bangkok’s Chinatown is centered on Yaowarat Road. There are many small streets and alleys full of shops and vendors selling all types of goods. It has been the main centre for trading by the Chinese community since they moved from their old site some 200 years ago. Yaowarat Road is also famous for many varieties of delicious foods, and it becomes a street of many foods every night. It’s a wonderful area simply to roam around, window shop, and try some unusual and exotic foods.
Bangkok Folk Museum
The Bangkok Folk Museum is located on Soi Charoen Krung 43. The museum was originally the home of the Suravadee family, which was built in 1937. It was converted to the Bangkok Folk Museum to preserve the lifestyle of early Bangkok and the history of the Bangrak District. If you want to learn about the fascinating history of Bangrak, it’s just 1.5 km. away from Lub d - Silom. A wonderful excursion to pass a few hours educationally.
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Trondheim celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 1997 but the city was not so much of a center for the Vikings, as it was founded at the end of the Viking Age. However, it was the religious center of northern Europe during the Middle Ages and a vital hub for North Atlantic trade, giving it plenty of characteristic mansions and harbor houses. #Norway #Trondheim #travel #architecture #JetpacCityGuides #colorful #Scandinavia
Hanoi is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. Grab a bite at one of hundreds of street food stalls on the sidewalk, with plastic tables and chairs on the pavement, it’s a great way to experience the local food and culture. #Hanoi #Vietnam #travel #travelguide #Asia #cityguide
Take a day and kayak down the famous Rentapao River - one of the most beautiful scenic rivers in Vanuatu. #travel #kayaking #river #Vanuatu #vacation #travelapp #holiday #cruise
The table is set for the 6th annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week, which runs from 2-8 March at participating restaurants in and around Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Photo is by @chen_kuki and it’s currently featured in the guide for “Top 10 Most Photographed Restaurants” in Atlantic City. (Bungalow Lounge & Restaurant is not participating in this year’s Restaurant Week) #travelphoto #NewJersey #restaurantweek @doac #AtlanticCity #travelguide #foodie
We’ve pinned over thousand of the most popular venues from the Jetpac City Guides app for Austin to Pinterest! If you’re heading to SXSW in March or are planning a trip to Austin this year, you should definitely go take a look!
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The top SXSW late night place is the Belmont. Jetpac did image processing on over 100million Instagram photos to see from which venues people shared the most photos from 12-4am at SXSW 2013.
No surprise that bars and music venues feature highly, but the big surprise is that SXSW people look further for a good time than just downtown 6th Street with its great bars like Bourbon Girl. The White Horse and Gypsy Lounge are a draw to the East, The Clive Bar takes people down towards the River. The Belmont, Rattle Inn, Bourbon Girl and Ten Oak take people South and off 6th. The Spider House up by the University attracts a lot of late night drinkers. Are they resting their legs on the lovely patio on their way home?
Those heading to Club deVille this year will find that it closed just before City Limits in October, but that CheerUpCharlie’s has moved from East 6th into that Red River space.
Here’s hoping you keep hydrated and have the energy to party after midnight in SXSW this year, and that this gives you some ideas to discover more of this amazing city, and Keep Austin Weird.
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Eat with your hands, reach across the table, lick your plates clean, share food with strangers. Talk with your mouth full and get dirty. Leave the pretentious at the door at Chef Roy Choi’s restaurant A-Frame in Los Angeles. http://jetp.ac/q4ih #LA @aframela #foodie #restaurant #jetpaccityguides
Russia has a reputation for not smiling, so it is surprising that in Instagram pictures from around Russia, there are lots of smiling people. It can’t all be tourists, Russia is one of the bigger Instagram countries. Only Russians can say what exactly what it is they are smiling about, but Russia has a higher smile score (27.5) than Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, China, although not as high as Ukraine (29.3).
Jetpac City Guides uses image processing technology to analyze 100s of millions of Instagram photos to prepare its city guides for 6000 cities around the world. It spots faces, and locates and measures smiles. Showing teeth, which Americans and some other cultures tend to do when they smile, doesn’t increase the smile score, it’s the shape of the mouth which is important. Smaller and more rural cities did well, as did towns with many students. Moscow was one of the least happy cities in Russia as measured by smiles.
Saransk is the happiest city in Russia according to Jetpac’s Smile Score, measuring smiles in 100s of millions of Instagram photos.
1 Saransk 38.88
2 Lipetsk 38.32
3 Naberezhnye Chelny 36.31
4 Cheboksary 35.86
5 Magnitogorsk 35.74
6 Bryansk 35.63
7 Novokuznetsk 35.45
8 Tver 35.30
9 Vladimir 33.67
10 Smolensk 33.27
11 Ivanovo 33.23
12 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 33.22
13 Omsk 33.11
14 Tambov 32.86
15 Yakutsk 32.72
16 Petrozavodsk 32.56
17 Izhevsk 32.52
18 Tolyatti/Togliatti 32.43
19 Kemerovo 32.20
20 Orenburg 32.17
21 Tomsk 31.92
22 Penza 31.80
23 Arkhangelsk 31.73
24 Anapa 31.69
25 Khabarovsk 31.29
26 Stavropol 31.13
27 Ufa 31.07
28 Barnaul 30.24
29 Belgorod 30.10
30 Perm 30.02
31 Astrakhan 29.85
32 Volgograd 29.82
33 Kirow 29.75
34 Taganrog 29.72
35 Kazan 29.32
36 Pyatigorsk 29.28
37 Yaroslavl 29.27
38 Novosibirsk 29.20
39 Krasnoyarsk 28.92
40 Ulyanovsk 28.77
41 Novorossiysk 28.74
42 Vologda 28.73
43 Chelyabinsk 28.66
44 Samara 28.49
45 Krasnodar 28.15
46 Voronezh 28.08
47 Yekaterinburg 28.06
48 Rostov-on-Don 28.04
49 Surgut 27.87
50 Tyumen 27.81
51 Saratov 27.63
52 Tula 27.33
53 Vladivostok 27.23
54 Kaliningrad 27.10
55 Ryazan 26.68
56 Kostroma 26.58
57 Vyborg 26.32
58 Irkutsk 26.28
59 Sergiev Posad 26.17
60 Nizhny Novgorod 25.23
61 Murmansk 24.50
62 Sochi 24.39
63 Moscow 23.56
64 Saint Petersburg 23.48
65 Gelendzhik 20.46
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Generally, the happier people in a country are, the more medals they’ve won at Sochi. The USA is the happiest of the medal winners, and has the most medals with 25 , with Russia second happiest and second most medals on 23. Netherlands is not generally as happy as Norway, but has 1 more medal at this point.
Countries bucking the trend are Japan, who are the least happy of the medal winners, but have an impressive haul of 8 medals. We hope that cheers them up. Italy and Belarus both have fewer medals than their cheeriness would predict - perhaps more medals are on the way.
Is the support of smiles from fellow countrymen a factor in medal success? We think there must be other factors at work.
(*the chart only shows countries with more than 3 total medals as of February 2/20/2014)
The Venice 2014 Carnival started last week and the festival will run to March 4. The Venetian carnival tradition is famous for its distinctive masks and the grand finale for the festival’s “Best Costume Award” takes place on March 2. Photo by @elen_g #Venice #Venezia #carnival #venicecarnival #cityguide #festival
Paris is maybe the ultimate icon of all romantic cities. Paris sees millions of lovebirds flocking to it each year to take in such wonderful sights as the Eiffel Tower, and to drink in the artistic atmosphere of the Left Bank. With rich food, glamorous fashion, and countless charming boutiques and cafés for a young couple to explore, it’s no wonder that Paris is known globally as the City of Love.
Ylenia is a Mexican photographer and fashion design student living in Paris and her photos really shows why Paris is considered so romantic.
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