Monthly Archives: February 2013

2013 Bangkok Governor Election: Signs, Loudspeakers and No Alcohol Sales on March 2 & 3

Bangkok sidewalks are hard to navigate at the best of times- food carts, street venders, cracks, poles- but elections add a new obstacle with the dreaded campaign poster. Yes, massive in height and of a good width and always featuring … Continue reading

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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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Royal Botanical Gardens in Chiang Mai

Is certainly worth a visit…

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Sign ‘The Checkpoint Picks the Fee’

Well, the checkpoint is just the entrance into the state park, the fee isn’t ‘picked’ as it’s posted on a sign, but the fee in 10x more for foreigners than Thais.

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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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February 2, 2013: Cool Weather, Apologies to Tourists

Overcast skies all day, a nice breeze, no air conditioning needed….I’ll take it. Apologies to those tourists who wanted to sit poolside and increase their chances for skin cancer- but a cool, overcast day is wonderful. We, meaning residents of … Continue reading

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