Thailand Long Time Blog Page 4

25 June 2019

I think all farang that stay in Thailand experience things Thais do that they cannot understand. Whether it is raising prices when the number of customers coming in bars subsides, or bar girls raising their prices for similar reasons. But there is one thing that truly does amaze me.

No Brainer - Man With Sign
24 June 2019

Just a reminder to all the ex pats in Thailand who crave after a good book to read that is written in English. Yes, some Thai book shops have a few, but the books they do stock are expensive and a pain in the proverbial to find. It is much easier to use a kindle and download  ebooks from Amazon

They might not deliver an actual kindle to Thailand, but you can download a free app to your mobile, tablet or desktop that acts as a kindle.

Kindle Reader - Don't Panic
22 June 2019

UPDATE: 20 August, 2019 - this law came into effect today - to report abusers who smoke in the home call 1300.

I appreciate that laws in Thailand are often ignored or not enforced but I find it hard to see how this one will ever be enforced or followed.

A law will come into effect on 20th August 2019 making it an offence to endanger health of others living under the same roof with second-hand smoke.

No Smoking Sign
20 June 2019

Chiang Rai is to host a Global Running Summit and a half marathon between 4th and 7th July, this year (2019). Put the dates in your diary or Google Calendar.

This is part of a national strategy to use sport as an economic driver for cities and communities.

Chiang Rai Governor
18 June 2019

I was wondering why I was getting stung aroud the ankles whenever I went out barefoot into the garden. I could not see what or who was doing it because it was dark, but every time I went near a certain tree it happened. At one stage the sting / bite site on my foot was so inflamed and itchy I had to get some steroid cream from the local pharmacy. They also advised me to take some antihistamine tablets. Apparently some people can go into anaphylactic shock.

Ant Colony
14 June 2019

Following on from my previous post I want to tell you about the time I helped out a friend who I used to drink with in a pub in England. He wanted to kill me at first but soon thanked me for my actions and gave me money to cover my expenses. I took it of course. The story goes like this:

Lies and Smiling

Thailand bar girls are renowned for the Thai Girlfriend Experience (TGE).

Men travel from all over the world to Thailand to meet a bar girl and treat her as a girlfriend for a few days to a few months. Some even longer. This is fine if that is all the man wants.

There is a big problem.

Thai Girl for Rent
04 June 2019

Back in early 2018 it became necessary for drone owners in Thailand to get a permit for their use. These permits would be issued at local police stations.

The penalty for flying a drone without a permit was set at a fine of 10,000 Baht and or 5 years in jail. Since then there have been upwards 0f 7000 applications for drone permits.

Top of the Range Drone