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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.

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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Busted: Carrying Powder into Indonesia

When you are truly innocent, you fail to realize how guilty you appear. Or, at least that is what I continue to tell myself after a funny incident in the Jakarta airport. I was traveling to Jakarta for a work … Continue reading

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May 1: Labor Day Holiday in Thailand

May 1 is Labor Day in Thailand, most private businesses are closed, but government offices are open. Yes, on the Labor Day Holiday in Thailand government offices are open while the majority of private businesses, including all banks, are closed. … Continue reading

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Bangkok is Foodiest City

Told you the food is great, Bangkok has been named the ‘foodiest’ city according to Chowzter, an article can be found here. According to the article, the criteria included: ‘locally owned establishments with locally sourced food – meaning street carts, … Continue reading

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Do You Want Your Beer Opened?

Thailand doesn’t have what Americans call ‘container laws’, you can drink a beer pretty much anywhere. I’m 47 years old, there isn’t a great deal of naughty to be found in drinking a beer, but walking out of 7 Eleven … Continue reading

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