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What gate Bill?

What gate Bill?

Seen at Ho Chi Minh airport:Suppose you are a Microsoft executive, arriving just in time at the airport to attend an important meeting in another city.How do you explain you missed your flight?

To all backpackers

To all backpackers

I never fully understood the joy or necessity of backpacking. I mean unless one is traveling via unpaved roads, like in a jungle, dessert or up in the mountains, what’s the need to carry that much on your back. In numerous cities around the world I see backpackers often with bags where all my belongings [...]

Jetstar Airlines: Cheap flights, Confusing announcements

Jetstar Airlines: Cheap flights, Confusing announcements

Today I booked a flight from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang with Jetstar for tomorrow at 10:40.After receiving the flight confirmation and itinerary, one hour later I got the following flight delay notice : Dear Sir/Madam, We, at Jetstar Pacific Airlines, would like to thank you for choosing our services! Unfortunately, due to our [...]

40 countries safe to visit without a Big Mac™

40 countries safe to visit without a Big Mac™

Staying in Vietnam, I noticed there are no McDonald’s™, Burger King’s or Starbucks here.A small compensation for the fanatics is that they do however have KFC, Pizzahut and Lotteria (a Japanese McDonald’s™).The map below shows countries which have McDonald’s™: Based on this map, I wondered which countries in the world would be safe to visit [...]

Hotel survival: Wine

Hotel survival: Wine

Sometimes you find yourself in a hotel room with a bottle of decent wine, but have no (suitable) glasses and when you have a bottle with a cork, a corkscrew probably also doesn’t belong to the hotel amenities. How to open a corked wine bottle:Method 1Needed: One shoe.1. Put the back of the bottle in [...]

Thai smile according to the National Energy Policy Office of Thailand

Even commercials from the government can be funny and/or weird too, depending on your taste

Funny Thai Wai Wai Quick instant noodle commercial

Strange Thai Mor lam version of "I Will Surive"

A Thai adaption in the so-called Mor lam style of “I Will Survive” from Gloria Gaynor’s 1979 Hot 100 no.1 hit I don’t know the name of the particular artist but another singer who adapts international pop-songs to national folk songs is Akiko Kanazawa from Japan. See for example: “Yellow Submarine Ondo” and “I Feel Love”

American take away in third world countries

American take away in third world countries

Why children need sensible parents

Why children need sensible parents