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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You know you’re an American expat home from Thailand when…

- Your friends ask you, “How’s Taiwan?” – You drive up to an intersection and panic trying to remember which lane to turn into – You go to the local convenience store to get a drink and you stand waiting … Continue reading

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A Visit to Nakhon Phanom

We recently spent a week in Nakhon Phanom and as usual we were busy with work stuff but tried to squeeze in the sights whenever possible. One of the things that impressed me was what they’ve done along the river … Continue reading

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Raptor on a Bike

I’ve seen a lot of strange things on motorcycles in Thailand but this is a new one. Yes, it was alive and staring me down as if making sure I didn’t cut off his driver when the light turned green.

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Thailand Signs Part 4

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My Favorite Thai Language Learning Tool

I’m learning Thai and have searched for a variety of resources and tools to help me along the way, probably wasting too much time searching instead of actually using many of the resources I’ve found. Last month I came across … Continue reading

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