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26 August 2011

I had a day to spare coming back from Laos so I stopped off in Udon Thani for a night before flying back to Bangkok. I very quickly realised that the Thai people whom I met and interacted with were very pleasant. They were helpful, cheerful and generally laid back ! It was really nice to escape from my sometimes chaotic lifestyle in Bangkok.

14 June 2011

I have posted here on more than one occasion about men having 'serious relationships'  with Thai bar girls. Many other people have done the same on their blogs and even in books. The advice is always the same and is based on the experiences of many, many people and even my personal experience.

Broken Heart
18 January 2011

According to a recent poll by Bangkok's Assumption University a majority of Thai voters say they are willing to accept money from election candidates who want to buy their votes. The university surveyed 2,604 eligible voters in Bangkok and 17 other provinces finding that 53.2 per cent would be willing to sell their votes, 40.2 per cent would not and 6.6 per cent were undecided.

Buying Votes

I really have had enough. Despite receiving advice from me and many ex pats in Bangkok, at least 4 of my friends and aquaintances are emotionally and financially  hammered, and thats just this last two weeks !

'Visa run' time came around the other day and I chose to go from Bangkok to Vientiane in Laos. But I made the mistake of going by road.

Whilst Laos was a lovely place and nothing like Bangkok, the trip to get there was a nightmare. We left Bangkok at about 8.30 pm and travelled overnight arriving at the Friendship Bridge border crossing at 5.30am, and for me this is where it all became a pain in the proverbial.

08 October 2010

I have been in Bangkok some years now and it never ceases to amaze me that a large number of Thai's seem unable to ask 'why' something is as it is.