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Cheap Kimchi but a high smoking fine

Cheap Kimchi but a high smoking fine

Seen outside of a Korean restaurant/guest house/travel agency in Chiang Mai: Kimchi is sold for 150 Baht per Kilo (€3,79/$4.79) But smoking inside the sloppy premises will result in a 2000 Baht fine (€50,-/$64.-)

Funkydog Chiang Mai

Funkydog Chiang Mai

The owner of the Funkydog cafe-restaurant called Anh is an artist and a painter as well. But when painting didn’t bring him enough profit to support his wife and daughter, last year he decided to add a cafe and restaurant. In a dark past Anh used to be an addict and finally got a one [...]

Out of context

Out of context

Seen on a menu in a restaurant in Chiang Mai. This is how I read it, but in fact after dinner you will get English breakfast tea instead of a full English breakfast

Get nailed

Get nailed

Seen in Chiang Mai, I wouldn’t like to go to this shop..

Chiang Mai touristic musts part II

Chiang Mai touristic musts part II

Chiang Mai zoo Expect to pay twice and the double of what Thai people pay before you get to see the Giant Panda’s, but still, seeing a Panda for the first time, made my day. And hey, they have a 7/11 as well Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep You have to walk around the central gold [...]

Chiang Mai touristic musts part I

Chiang Mai touristic musts part I

Coming to Chiang Mai, the’re some touristic obligatitions which you need to see, before mentioning to other tourists you’ve been there.Below is an example of four of them. Elephants painting and playing football The Long neck ladies of Baan Thong Luang Snake charmers Tiger petting Please note: I’m not mentioning human zoo’s, cultural exploitation, drugged [...]

Hotel lingo

Hotel lingo

Having stayed in hotels around the world throughout my life I came across a similar list which has been around for a long time and thought it needed some updating.On the left a picture of the second worst room I stayed so far, which was in Holland. Term Translation Old world charm No bath Classic [...]

Coral Island, night and day

Coral Island, night and day

Nighttime at sunsetDaytime What you dont see on these pictures, but is clearly visible at daytime are:1. The Big Buddha statue, which is an initiative of volunteers fully dependent on donations and still needs a long time to fully complete I guess.2. A Windmill situated at the most Southern point of Phuket, where people say you can see [...]

Cloth label FAIL

Cloth label FAIL

Today I bought a T-shirt on the mainland in Phuket from the brand KMOD.The label says “Genthentic brand“. Is this an aggregation of the words Genuine and Authentic?Certainly the word “Genthentic” seems to be really very genthentic indeed, since Google will return with just one hit. Oh sorry, now it gets two hits, since I mentioned [...]

Now everyone can fly

Now everyone can fly

Today I booked a domestic flight with Air Asia and got a travel itinerary sent by email, nothing special, apart from the last sentence, which gives a whole new meaning to their slogan “Now everyone can fly” Dear ‘I-nomad’, Thank you for flying with AirAsia!We are pleased to confirm your booking and attached herewith please [...]