Crazy people in Bangkok

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My landlord in Bangkok, Kun John posted this photo on Facebook today. Funny as hell. Yes, it’s fake. I’m not really on a billboard in downtown Bangkok. Thank god. Cool photo though. In this photo is (left to right), David …

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A slow boat through Bangkok

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Yesterday I wanted to go into the western part of the city. It’s where most of the government offices are, the King’s palace is there, and there’s also a bustling tourist district there. But it’s for the newbie tourists. It’s …

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Bangkok at Night

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So I recently showed you my neighbourhood in the morning. But how about at night ? Well, in Bangkok, you can never see the stars. You’ll see a dusky red moon, but never a star in the sky. I didn’t …

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Bangkok Girl – Falang (Behind Bangkok’s Smile)

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I have been watching some movies with the residents lately, since noone has a DVD player and we are sick of HBO nonsense. I played them the Aussie classic “He Died with a Felafel in his Hand” by British writer …

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Morning in Bangkok

I went out at 6am to the store because I desperately wanted some bottled water or soft drink. It’s so hot in the front room without airconditioning and the big old fan that I use dries my eyes out so …

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Siam Sato and other Thai alcohol

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I’m drinking something unusual this evening. “King Kong”, the big German biker guy told me about it one night in the convenience store, as we often chat when I run into him because he’s obviously a very unique person to …

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Parlez-vous Français?

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Hamed and I have been hanging out a lot. I lend him my Galaxy Tab pretty much 24/7 and he downloads just craploads of Iranian and Afghani music onto it to play when we work out or whenever he feels …

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Good Times, Bad Times

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I got pretty close to running out of money this week. Fortunately my rent was paid up, unlike the other guys I’m staying with who are as much as a month behind, but I was at the point I couldn’t …

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Discovery Lodge, where the pretty mermaid met the motorbike

I know I didn’t tell you yet about the nightmare that was my first time back in Bangkok on my way south. I got off the train at 6am and realised I had no idea where I was or where …

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Overnight train from Laos to Thailand

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After checking out at midday I had to wait until 3pm for a tuktuk to come and pick me up and take me to the train station. I went outside and there were two blokes just chatting. I’d met one …

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