Category Archives: Culture

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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Visit to Pakse, Laos

In mid October we took a 3 day trip to Pakse, Laos. We’ve been in Ubon around 4 years and haven’t been to Pakse even though it’s only about 2.5 hours away. Not knowing how to take our own vehicle … Continue reading

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Visiting Yala – Part 3

This is the last post in my mini series about Yala. See Part 1 and Part 2. The Deep South of Thailand has some unique signs you don’t see around the rest of the country. Below are a few of … Continue reading

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Visiting Yala – Part 2

In my last post I focused on observations of security in Yala. This post is a little bit about life in general unrelated to security. Yala felt like any other Thai capital city. Old concrete buildings. Motorcycles. Temples. Train station. … Continue reading

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Visiting Yala – Part 1

Yala is in the news a lot because of the continuing insurgency in Thailand’s Deep South. Prime Minister Yingluck was just there a few days ago and I just returned from a trip to visit a friend who grew up … Continue reading

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