Monthly Archives: February 2011

Red Shirt “protest” February 19, 2011

The red shirts returned to Ratchaprasong today, I live only a ten minute walk away. After having my street closed to traffic and all activity for over 2 weeks last year by the red shirts protest, I cannot say it … Continue reading

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Yoga in Lumpini Park

Happy night for me, I can begin doing some exercise after my shoulder surgery. It has been a year since I last practiced yoga, what better way to jump back in than in the middle of Lumpini park. Lumpini park … Continue reading

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Thailand & Cambodia- Plane Crash & Black Magic

Fortunately things have remained calm between Thailand and Cambodia. Unfortunately two Thai F-16’s crashed yesterday in a training exercise. One thing I struggle to get used to in Thailand is talk of the supernatural- ghosts and spirits. It came up … Continue reading

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Valentines Day in Thailand

The power of marketing- Valentine’s Day is a big holiday in Thailand, I feel like I am back in the USA. School kids running around with heart stickers, pink cupcakes for sale at Skytrain stations, restaurants offering special V-Day menus. … Continue reading

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Red shirts protest- February 13, 2011; Just Another Sunday

Summary of the weekend- no issues at protests, police didn’t enforce ISA laws against yellow shirts, yellow shirts refuse to leave permanent protest site but draw small numbers, red shirts draw large numbers for temporary protest and drivers were the … Continue reading

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Yellow Shirt Protest on February 11, 2011: Yawn

If your protest doesn’t make front page headlines, is it still a protest? What the Yellow Shirts had labeled just one week ago as a “major march” turned out to be 2,000 people gathering for a walk from their protest … Continue reading

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Quick Trip from Bangkok: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia in only 213 air miles away from Bangkok, the flight takes 45 minutes. Angkor Wat and all surrounding wats and temples are located minutes from Siem Reap. There is no reason- or way- to describe the wats … Continue reading

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Cost of Medical Insurance in Thailand

Wrapping up the half-day process of securing medial and health insurance in Thailand, I am eligible for Thai based insurance based on having a work permit. Cobra coverage in the USA would have cost me $692 per month- a year’s … Continue reading

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Let Protest Weekend Begin- February 10, 2011

Protest weekend has arrived, along with some hot weather. Friday is possibly the heaviest traffic day in Bangkok, and that speaks volumes as traffic is always one accident away from being an absolute mess. That makes the Yellow Shirts protest … Continue reading

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Visiting Thailand? Bring the Economist With You

As you cannot buy this weeks edition in Thailand. From the BBC: The latest edition of UK-based current affairs magazine the Economist has been banned in Thailand, amid local anger over its coverage of the royal family. The Economist’s Thai … Continue reading

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