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Bi-icicle

Bi-icicle

Seen in Siem Reap: Transporting blocks of ice with a bicycle:

Cambodian Santa Claus

Cambodian Santa Claus

Seen in Siem Reap: Cambodian Santa Claus.Not really very convincing to be honest..

Big fat Buddha

Big fat Buddha

Seen at Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap:This Buddha is so fat that even the ox pulling him appears to have a hard time

Animal carving

Animal carving

Seen at Siem Reap, Cambodia:

Cambodian fish spa

Cambodian fish spa

The Tsunami ghosts of Khao Lak

The Tsunami ghosts of Khao Lak

During the Tsunami in 2004 Khao Lak, Phang Nga was hit the hardest in Thailand. According to Wikipedia,  the final death toll was over 4000, with local unofficial estimates topping 10,000 due to the lack of accurate government censuses and the mere fact that the Burmese population were not documented or recognized as legal residents. Bhumi [...]

Hotel California (alternative lyrics)

Hotel California (alternative lyrics)

Hotel California (alternative lyrics) In a dark downtown sidestreet, warm wind in my hairThe sickly smell of sewage, rising up through the airUp ahead in the distance, I heard a vague soundMy head grew heavy and my sight grew dimI had to stop for a roundThere she stood in the opening;I heard the ringing of [...]

The averse effects on expats after long exposure to the Siam sun

The averse effects on expats after long exposure to the Siam sun

 When moving to Thailand, in the beginning everything looks exotic, interesting and fun, just like it was on your holidays when you got fascinated by the country. You have fallen in love with a country you can call your new home; the land of smiles. Like with real love the novelty and mystery wears off [...]

Expat in Nakhon Rachasima produces snus

Expat in Nakhon Rachasima produces snus

Necessity is the mother of all invention.Or so Monk an expat Swede, must have thought when he started Svenskt Snus Co., Ltd in 2008.Snus Co., Ltd is located in Pak Chong, Nakhon Rachasima, 175km North East from Bangkok Snus is a moist powder tobacco product which is consumed by placing it under the upper lip for [...]

Do I need to turn off my cell phone during lightning?

Do I need to turn off my cell phone during lightning?

In case of lightning, lots of people disconnect their TV and other home equipment from the mains and other outlets like cable,  to safeguard them from breaking down. Since many homes don’t have surge protectors everywhere, it’s the right thing to do, since if the lightning hits a power line nearby a high voltage spike will [...]