Monthly Archives: October 2010

Only in Bangkok? Something you might not see anywhere else

I was out walking on Rachadamri Street this morning- around 7:45 a.m. It is common to see Monks out for morning alms about this time, generally morning alms take place from 5:30 a.m. to around 8:00 a.m. What is not … Continue reading

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The Trees, Water and Flowers of Lumpini Park

Taking a look at my earlier post about Lumpini, I spent more time on the lizards of Lumpini than the park itself. To read my introduction to Lumpini and about the lizards: http://faranginbangkok.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/a-visit-to-lumpini-park-sights-sounds-and-lizards/ Lumpini is Bangkok’s Central Park. Regardless of … Continue reading

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Unexpected Holiday

A great part of living overseas is your lack of understanding about things that are happening, leading to a very healthy lack of control. Lack of understanding, like when Monday is a holiday and you don’t know it. Bangkok is … Continue reading

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A New Coffee Shop: Re Cafe vs Starbucks- epilogue

My comparison of the new local coffee shop vs Starbucks is not fair, the goals and operations of the local coffee shop and Starbucks are completely different. Re-cafe, the local coffee shop, requires guests to take your shoes off as … Continue reading

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Strange Food- Conizza

    Thailand has a plethora of wonderful, and sometimes exotic food. After consuming duck tongue, wild boar and cow intestines, I had thought about a “new food” blog entry. Tonight I came upon the true strange food- a restaurant … Continue reading

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Re-Cafe: A New Coffee Shop & Starbucks in Bangkok

Unfortunately a common sight in emerging economies is a global brand in a prime real estate position, this is particularly true for franchised food brands. This is economic opportunism at its finest, global brands entering emerging economies and developing nations, … Continue reading

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My Visit to Hospital in Thailand- High Quality Care and Low Cost

I took a fall on my bike that required a trip to the hospital and a corrective surgery. One of the most common questions I am asked about living in another country is about medial care, specifically “what will you … Continue reading

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