Tourism

Wanted: Farang stealing tool to go and steal

Wanted: Farang stealing tool to go and steal

Shoplifting is a big problem in Thailand. In a previous post I mentioned last year Thailand ranked no.9 in global shoplifting. On the photo taken last week in a fashion store called “ext” in Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong, Phuket, an unknown woman, probably of Caucasian origin, is stealing a so-called detacher from the counter. [...]

A room with a view

No, this is not a war- or catastrophe-zone, but a hotel and spa located near my apartment in Patong, Phuket. Fortunately I will stay here for the next 9 days only. The photo has been taken last year. How would the hotel refer to rooms at this side? Rubble view or ground zero view? Actually now [...]

As the twig is bent..

As the twig is bent..

Seen on 26-12-2010 at Phuket Airport:The boy on the photo was concentratedly busy on his laptop for at least half an hour, will he become an IT-expert in his later life?

Europe for fun, Thailand for free?

Europe for fun, Thailand for free?

An advertisment seen today in the Bangkok Post by the national United Arab Emirates airlines Etihad.Perhaps for people of the UAE Thailand seems almost for free, but so far the tourist-industry in Phuket had a bad high season this year. Phuket usually receives a lot of European visitors. But besides non-Euro countries like Norway, Sweden, [...]

Look mum, we’ve just got our first tattoo

Look mum, we’ve just got our first tattoo

Seen in Patong: two young UK tourists just got their first tattoo, for ฿10,000 / €250 / $333 each. Very cool indeed. Hope they are happy with it throughout their life.