Category Archives: Life

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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Good Bye Sunee Hotel Ubon

I’m done giving business to the Sunee Hotel in Ubon. Their management is horrible. I often reserve rooms for visiting family, friends and sometimes teachers and have had a few minor problems in the past but today tops them all. … 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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