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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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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LASIK Surgery in Thailand

In June 2012 I had FemtoLASIK surgery done at the TRSC Lasik Center in Bangkok. I am in no way affiliated with them at all, but an extremely satisfied customer. I’m sure I could have done it on the cheap … Continue reading

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Bilingual Bib

My mother sent me this bib for our son and I have to admit, it’s pretty accurate!

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Thailand Weather Averages – 16 Provinces

Continuing from my last post about weather averages, I decided to take a look at all 16 provinces in the data here. Again, temperatures are in Fahrenheit and this data is from the years 1961-1990. If anyone has a link to more recent … Continue reading

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Thailand Weather Averages

Ever wonder what the weather is really like in different regions of Thailand? Using data from the World Weather Information Service, I made some graphs comparing Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Ubon Ratchathani. To compare more places click here. The averages are … Continue reading

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