Category Archives: Latitudes and attitudes

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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Songkran in Issaan

Well, after a week up in my GF’s home village in Khon Kaen province I have to say that I am glad to be back in civilization ! I have been in and around the North-East many times before, and … Continue reading

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Casablanca, Marilyn Monroe and the ‘culture gap’

When you get “involved” with somebody from another country and culture you always should expect some difficulties in the relationship, whether it be language or religion or social attitudes or whatever. There is always going to be a ‘gotcha’, a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty ……(and me)

Yesterday was a big day in Thailand, mainly because it was the King’s Birthday, and because he is regarded as the father of the country it is also Father’s Day, Mother’s Day falling on the Queen’s Birthday. I think even … Continue reading

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A sea of saffron and white

Yesterday I was dragged out of bed at 0 dark hundred, in other words w-a-a-a-y before dawn, to go downtown to CentralWorld mall where there was to be an alms giving to 10,000 monks. Normally the monks go around their … Continue reading

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Rural hand luggage

One of my fellow passengers from Mukdahan to Ubon Ratchathani had some slightly unusual luggage …. ok, maybe not that unusual for rural Thailand.

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