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Songkran 2014 in Ubon

Songkran was slightly more subdued this year in Ubon. I don’t know if it’s the economy, political environment or the overcast skies, but there was a noticeable drop in water throwing. I do mean slightly though and much fun was … Continue reading

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Lotus Exchange Rate

If you use a foreign credit card at Lotus like I do, here’s a pro tip to save a little money. They have started asking if you want to pay in Thai Baht or your home currency. This is a … Continue reading

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Mt. Dew’s Accidental Marketing in Thailand

Have you noticed bright green bottles popping up all over the road in Thailand recently? A few months ago Mt. Dew officially came to Thailand; a guilty pleasure for this expat who grew up sneaking a bottle whenever possible. I … Continue reading

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Ink Fail

In 2011 I declared that the ink well side containers on printers were the greatest thing since sliced bread. Sure I saved a little money by not buying ink cartridges but these containers have been nothing but trouble and required … Continue reading

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Trakan Tiger Zoo

Ubon has two zoos now. The newest is Ubon Jungle Park but there is another zoo that has been around much longer; the Trakan Tiger Zoo. It’s on the road to Khemmarat (see map below) and only costs 20b if … Continue reading

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Thai Zebra Tarantula

I have arachnophobia so this is a tough post for me… When my family was visiting, my niece screamed when she found this spider below. It was up against our perimeter wall in the evening while we were kicking a … Continue reading

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The Emerald Pool in Krabi

We’ve been to most major tourist areas in Krabi but on our recent trip South we decided to check out a new place, “The Emerald Pool.” I’ve seen signs for it but never took time to check it out. It … Continue reading

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Phang-Nga Vacation

My wife and I met and married in Phang-Nga so we go back there about every year. How can we not when it’s so ridiculously cheap to travel in this country? This time we also had visiting family from America … Continue reading

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Pro-Election Rallies in Pictures

The “Bangkok shutdown” was today and a large number of people came out for it. CNN estimated 50,000. Others say less. Protest leader Suthep suggested 180,000. Michael Yon estimated hundreds of thousands… World and national media focused most of their coverage on … Continue reading

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2014 Children’s Day at Wing 21 วันเด็กอุบลราชธานี

Today is children’s day across Thailand. The main attraction are the military bases opening to the public. In Ubon, the big event is at the Air Force base; Wing 21. Last year’s show was more exciting. For some reason the jets … Continue reading

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