Tag Archives: 2011

Alcohol Ban in Thailand: July 2 & 3, 2011

Selling alcohol in Thailand is banned during election voting. Grocery stores, convenience stores, bars and restaurants will not be selling or serving. Those in need- your best bet is a local convenience store; 7-11 will not be selling. Alcohol sales … Continue reading

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Cold Weather in Bangkok (March 2011)

Yes, funny topic and headline. Much of the conversations about weather in Thailand center on the hot weather, but it is cold; well very cool and all the talk is of the cold weather. The Bangkok temperature this morning was … Continue reading

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March 2011 Red Shirt & Yellow Shirt Protest Update: No Update, Bangkok is Safe

I have grown weary of the protests in Bangkok, no motivation to be near the protest sites or write about them. The protests seem to dominate the news, but not the lives of Thai people or my life. That seems … Continue reading

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Red Shirt “protest” February 19, 2011

The red shirts returned to Ratchaprasong today, I live only a ten minute walk away. After having my street closed to traffic and all activity for over 2 weeks last year by the red shirts protest, I cannot say it … Continue reading

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Thailand & Cambodia- Plane Crash & Black Magic

Fortunately things have remained calm between Thailand and Cambodia. Unfortunately two Thai F-16’s crashed yesterday in a training exercise. One thing I struggle to get used to in Thailand is talk of the supernatural- ghosts and spirits. It came up … Continue reading

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Thailand and Cambodia Fighting, February 4, 2011

Yes, two Buddhist countries are fighting over disputed land- the disputed land centers around, of all things, a temple (Preah Vihear Temple). The BKK Post reports two people were killed in over 2 hours of fighting yesterday with both sides … Continue reading

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2011 Protests in Bangkok- Red Shirts and Yellow Shirts

There have not been disruptive protests in Bangkok in the recent months. Well, traffic might have been disrupted by the protest itself, but the protests have not been violent or prolonged. The Red Shirts have been protesting to remember those … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2011- Thai’s celebrate the New Year three different times

Tomorrow is the Gregorian New Year Years Eve and Saturday will begin the Gregorian New Year- January 1, 2011. Thais observe this New Years celebration and have massive Happy New Year 2011 signs, parties and “count downs”. But, the Thais … Continue reading

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