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Extinct Thai deer might have survived in haunted Laos jungle

Extinct Thai deer might have survived in haunted Laos jungle

Photo:West Berlin Zoo, Lothar Schlawe (1911) The Schomburgk’s deer may once have occurred as far north as Yunnan (China) and Laos, but is known with certainty only from central Thailand in swampy plains, especially the Chao Phya River Valley.It’s antlers also used for medical purposes made nice trophies for hunters, until the animal finally became extinct.The [...]

Top 41 signs you’ve been living in Isaan too long

41. You can’t wait till friday, since you’ll meet up with the other expats.40. You know all expats living in a 10 mile radius by name, the same applies to their wifes, children and grandchildren.39. Your daily life mainly revolves around a bamboo platform in front of your house.38. You give directions using the holes [...]

Cannot eat fruit

Cannot eat fruit

This morning after breakfast we walked a bit around when I came across fruit which looked like green apples hanging from an unfamiliar tree. Usually Polly can tell me the name of any plant we stumble upon, so I asked her what it was.She answered that it was a ‘Cannot eat fruit tree’. She further explained [...]

"Sorry boss, I didn’t know banning Facebook makes Thailand lose face.."

"Sorry boss, I didn’t know banning Facebook makes Thailand lose face.."

Seen today at 14:30: A complete Facebook ban.A somewhat drastic measure against Thailand’s 2nd most popular website.Understandbly during the Cambodian temple conflict Thai authorithies are a bit edgy right now.15 minutes later when I was about to pack my bags and book a ticket to a freer country, the ban had been lifted. Now probably just a [...]

Petcharat Garden Hotel, a nice place to stay while in Roi Et city, Thailand

Petcharat Garden Hotel, a nice place to stay while in Roi Et city, Thailand

After staying in three other places in Roi Et city, Petcharat garden hotel offering 148 rooms is probably the best place to spend your time. I don’t know who designed the building; but besides the large dinner/breakfast room co-functioning as karaoke hall in the evenings as well, the ‘Feng Shui‘ of everything else is really excellent, it just [...]

What our 24 hour global economy has to offer us, or how close is the nearest 7/11?

What our 24 hour global economy has to offer us, or how close is the nearest 7/11?

Today I wanted to know how much convenience our 24 hours modern economy actually has to offer to us, the people.Sure the internet gave us more information, easy communication, e-shopping and e-commerce etc., but still not everybody will be able to easily obtain more essential things like basic food, drinks and condoms when needed.A solution [...]

New: Italian pizza

New: Italian pizza

Seen today near Tesco-Lotus in Roi Et:Brilliant, now The Pizza Company even offers Italian pizza.

High increase of Russian tourists expected in Thailand

High increase of Russian tourists expected in Thailand

Image thanks to family Seckel According to Maurice de Rooij, general manager of Coral Beach Rotana Resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, tourism in Egypt has dropped dramatically due to unrest in the country. Last february Egypte received 221,000 tourists instead of 1,100,000 last year, (a decrease of 80%). In the same month hotels had an occupancy of about [...]

Evil tree

Evil tree

Seen in Roi Et: The palm tree has an evil eye and on left side somebody attached an orchid plant which appears a bit like Medusa’s face.

Hotel proverbs, sayings & quotes

Hotel proverbs, sayings & quotes

Photo thanks to┬ánews.travel.aol.com Below are some proverbs, sayings and quotes about hotels I came up with today: General: – Don’t judge a hotel by (it’s) entrance, judge it by (it’s) egress. – Boss’ away, staff play. – The less one has traveled the more one is tempted to steal things from hotels. – The bigger [...]