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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.

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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The Hot Days

Hot Season in Bangkok can take your breath away. Bangkok is always hot, hot season features intense sun, lack of wind and higher humidity. There are the times you’re shocked into disbelief as you round a corner onto a small … Continue reading

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Dear Farang

Please don’t do this, please don’t wear things that embarrass yourself and those farang that live in Bangkok and still manage to dress properly. If not for yourself, please do it for us. Thanks, Farangs in Bangkok

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Shopping: Pork & Cock

A trip to the JJ weekend market can be interesting, if you can get past the oppressive heat, throngs of tourists and don’t mind massive repetition. But you can stumble upon some gems, like someone selling various bits of pig, … Continue reading

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Beer Buffet

Thb499, sign says ไม่เมา ไม่เลิก which means ‘not drunk, don’t give up’.

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Surreal Bangkok

Caption: ‘something old, something new’ or ‘something small, something large’? As seen at Chid Loam

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Fried Rice in Thailand: Not Just for Quitters

There is some really great fried rice in Thailand, not greasy, served with pork, chicken or crab. I never liked fried rice, most of the fried rice I ate in America was heavy and oily, possibly the first great fried … Continue reading

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January 2014- Cold Weather in Bangkok and Thailand

Cold, never a term you associate with Thailand or this region of the world and certainly not a term associated with Bangkok. Bangkok is constantly listed as the major metropolitan are with the hottest climate, this article cites the World … Continue reading

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Food: Addicted to Khao Soi

I haven’t written much about Thai food, just that feeling my writing won’t do justice to the food and experience. Each Saturday my lunch has become Khao Soi with Chicken (ข้าวซอยไก่), I’m addicted. It’s noodles, coconut milk curry and leg … Continue reading

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2014 Protest- Funny News

I’ve avoided the topic of the 2013/14 street protests, I just hope they end quickly and without violence. This news story struck me as very funny- this protest features whistles, sellers have been doing big business in whistles, t-shirts and … Continue reading

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