Category Archives: Latitudes and attitudes

Songkran is coming !

In Thailand, when the shops start stocking Hawaiian style shirts you know that the Songkran festival is approaching. But like back home when the stores start getting all Christmassy much too early, it’s still a month until the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities …A stranger at home ?

Have you ever gone back home after a couple of years away? Did you see things through new eyes ? I am back in Australia for a couple of weeks, to attend the wedding of some friends and to do … Continue reading

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Tropical torpor

torpor : a state of mental or physical inactivity Which exactly describes me for the last week or two, or three. I have n’t had the energy or the inclination to do anything lately, which is my poor excuse for … Continue reading

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Oldies but goodies (?)…reminiscing #2

Some more photos from Nepal, this time from Kathmandhu : Table tennis, Kathmandhu 1994 style ! On my first full day of my very first overseas trip I went on a tour of some of the city sights, including Pashupatinath … Continue reading

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How to waste a day in the life of an expat in Thailand

After being on a variety of visas over the last 18 months or so since I arrived here it was finally time to get my first 12 month non-O ‘retirement’ extension. Although the renewal  and extension are theoretically straightforward if … Continue reading

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Happy to be an economic refugee !

Some people may have read a news story recently about Deutsche Bank’s latest report on the cost of living around the world, in which Australia claimed the dubious honour of being the most expensive country to live in …. again. … Continue reading

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