Category Archives: Sightseeing

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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Cutting Coconuts with Style

Too good. I took this at the JJ weekend market, there are a number of venders selling coconuts, none with this kind of style and flair. The show of cutting the coconut is worth the thb20 he charges, oh and … Continue reading

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Sunset, Chao Phraya River

I don’t go to the river much, typical excuse is the throngs of tourists at the central piers. Glad I was on the river as the sun was setting, some amazing scenery.

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Lost in Translation: Sign at Chatachak Market

Yeah, at first the ‘fighting cock’ section grabbed my attention in the race to win the award for ‘strangest title for shopping section at the JJ weekend market’, upon further review, ‘creature’ was declared the winner. FYI- I played it … Continue reading

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Exploring around Chiang Mai: Monjam

This is my third visit to Chiang Mai and certainly my most enjoyable visit. I visited Doi Suthep on each of my first two visits and Doi Inthanon during my first visit; both places are worth visiting, especially as Doi … Continue reading

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Donald Duck at a Wat

As seen in Chaing Mai. And, no, I have no idea.

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Along the Khlong

I get lazy, I don’t explore enough. Of course I come up with loads of reasons not to explore, my usual default excuse being ‘it’s too hot.’ Exploring Bangkok’s canals, called khlongs, is worth it. A ride on the water … Continue reading

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The Farang Armpit

25 years ago my grandfather gave me the book “Clothes and the Man: The Principles of Fine Men’s Dress” by Alan Flusser. My grandfather drove a big black Lincoln Town Car with suicide doors, wore wool pants, dress shoes, a … Continue reading

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This is Thailand?

If I was the type of person to make resolutions, the top of my list of resolutions on the subject of Thailand would be: ‘get your ass out of Bangkok and explore more of Thailand.’ Well, maybe the top of … Continue reading

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