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About faranginbangkok

Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.

All about the Red Fanta

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Ferguson from Afar

I don’t keep up with current events in America as I once did, I don’t watch American news TV; healthy for me. The events in Ferguson are horrible, sad days for so many. It’s so very odd to live across … Continue reading

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Thais could win the selfie Olympics

A simple visit to the coffee shop results in a high-angle selfie taken with a tablet.

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Cloudy

Thick clouds, rainy season. These are the kinds of clouds you dream about during the hot days of March, April and May when you likely won’t ever see a cloud.

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Eat: Pad See-ew

It’s hard to top a good Pad See-ew (ผัดซีอิ้ว), I go with the wide rice noodles and pork, oh, it’s great. Eat Pad See-ew on the street, it’s cooked in a wok, find the seller with old, well used and … Continue reading

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Fish in an Abandoned Shopping Mall

  I pulled that picture from a Verge article, check out their article as they have some great photographs. Bangkok has loads of abandoned buildings, what makes this one special is what appears to be a sizable fish pond, a … Continue reading

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You Go, Bro: One Man Protest

I’m not delving into the  ‘who, what or why’ or coming out in support or opposition, just passing along a story about a protest of one (with a load of media within the lone protestor).  One man showed up to a protest … Continue reading

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Rain- End of the World Style

I’m a big supporter of walking, cycling and the Skytrain, that’s how I move around Bangkok. An amazing 90 minute rain storm hit Bangkok today- this is the result as seen from my taxi, sidewalks were too flooded to walk. … Continue reading

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Quick Trip from Bangkok: Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan is ideal if you want some beach, some mountains, to rent a bike, drink some beers and hang out in a low-key town. If you’re looking for 5-star hotels, over priced seafood, full moon parties, joy rides … Continue reading

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Foreigner Counter

That’s my queue!

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