Tag Archives: Bangkok

Just What Bangkok Doesn’t Need

Of course Bangkok doesn’t need any more violence associated with protests- but Bangkok also doesn’t need trees cut down to make way for a new 7 Eleven. This is across the street from where I live, the new 7 Eleven … Continue reading

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Really? A Snake?

It’s a cool evening, at least by Bangkok standards, so I decided to walk home from work. As always, you can see a lot during a 20 minute walk in Bangkok. Tonight ‘a lot’ turned out to be a snake … 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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The Tuk Tuk

I don’t like Bangkok Tuk Tuk’s, I don’t use them. What’s the benefit of riding in a Tuk Tuk? They have no air-conditioning, they cannot navigate between cars like a motocye, you are sucking exhaust fumes while sitting in traffic, their … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Hot Season and Songkran

Monday, 15 April 2013 The hot season has been interrupted by a few major storms, water is falling from the skies and not just water guns at Songkran, oh how the rain is a welcome relief this time of year.

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Photograph: Bangkok Rooftop

Nothing to see here, just a small statue of an archer on a random rooftop.

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Lost in Translation: No Sale of Alcohol Sign

Lost in translation- a sign in the alcohol section of seven-11 with a few translation errors- I like the implication that alcohol could be sold on a Buddhist holiday that wasn’t deemed ‘important’.

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Benefit of Living in Bangkok: Beach Sunset

This sunset is just a 2 hour drive away….

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My Street: Mangoes, Papayas and a Bentley

Yep, mangoes hanging over the street, papayas in someone’s front yard and a Bentley- the wonders of living in Bangkok

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