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About faranginbangkok

Additional pictures: For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: 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.

Look Up…

…to see the last gasps of rainy season   

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Advertising in Thailand

I’ve got no idea as to when this product or advertisement was a good idea….go ahead, think of your own caption.  

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A Daytime ‘What The ….’

Bangkok offers a peek at the unique- day and night.

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Comfort Food Realization

Realization- I’m becoming a local. Event that lead to realization- thinking a Tom Yum style dry noodle soup with fish balls is a ‘comfort food’.

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January Christmas Spirit

Few weeks into the new year, Christmas spirit still going strong in this Buddhist country.

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Today’s Breakfast

Damn, looks like this is becoming a food blog, I need to move past posts on food as far too many good blogs on Thai food. Yesterday I wrote about Jook and eating breakfast. Today I had a totally different … Continue reading

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A Bowl of Jook

Breakfast in Asia has always been a challenge for me- I was raised on breakfast foods primary consisting of eggs, breads, muesli, cereals with some sausage or bacon. Salmon would be the only fish I’d eat for breakfast, but that … Continue reading

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New Years Day- Zombie Apocalypse

7pm, 1 January: what is normally a hustling and bustling street is deserted. No street food, shops closed, even the rats appear to be having a lie in. The long holiday for New Years meant many street food venders and … Continue reading

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Bangkok Traffic: The Silence

Traffic is terrible in Bangkok. Terrible. One thing you rarely hear is the honking of horns or the sirens of police or emergency vehicles. I have always been shocked at the lack of horn honking or sirens for such a … Continue reading

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Upside Down

This flower/tree has always fascinated me….

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