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My Thai mother-in-law has come to stay: day 1

My Thai mother-in-law has come to stay: day 1

I get on OK with my Thai mother in law, and I think I am the only ‘farang’ in Thailand I know that does. We cannot communicate very well. Communicating…

A tale of two drafts: Conscription in Thailand

A tale of two drafts: Conscription in Thailand

Its April in Thailand, and that means two big events in the Thai calendar: the Songkran festival marking the New Year in the Thai calendar, and the draft for compulsory…

Reasons to date a Thai Girl, part 2: The cooking

Reasons to date a Thai Girl, part 2: The cooking

It’s official: Thai girls can knock up an awesome plate of food. This is no easy task when it is being cooked for a foreigner in Thailand. Thai People Eat…

Busking in Thailand

Busking in Thailand

Busking remains both an important source of income for a sizeable proportion of the world’s population and a sub-culture all of its own. Busking is both a professional and an…

Reasons to date a Thai girl: Part 1

Reasons to date a Thai girl: Part 1

Thai girls are great. Even though I am married to a Thai girl myself and therefore biased, there are good objective and impartial reasons for my saying this. Let me…

Slumming it in Bangkok

Slumming it in Bangkok

What Is a Slum? 1 in every 6 people on the planet live in a slum. By slum we mean densely packed, overcrowded areas of housing, without access to municipal…