Transport

Dangerous pitfalls by keeping the money out of Soi Kebsap, Patong

Dangerous pitfalls by keeping the money out of Soi Kebsap, Patong

Nowadays w’re used to companies applying signs such as “Attention: wet floor” or “Danger: construction area” and so on.Besides warning the public another main concern is to prevent liability for possible injury claims.Patong’s Soi Kebsap also transliterated as Soi Kebsup, which ironically means street of keeping money, is a popular shortcut  for beachgoers from one [...]

Farang tuk-tuk

Farang tuk-tuk

In Roi Et and in fact in large parts of Thailand the typical means of private transportation for expats will be a pickup, scooter or motorbike.Today I saw someone who formed an exception to the rule.He told he bought the vehicle from a tuk-tuk driver for ฿15,000 (€338/$495).Since many farangers in Isanistan value their privacy, I [...]

Double standards III

Double standards III

Seen at Ho Chi Minh airport, Vietnam. the smoking room is sponsored by the Japanese cigarette brand Mild Seven

Postcards from Vietnam: Beef, pork or chicken?

Postcards from Vietnam: Beef, pork or chicken?

A train running through Maeklong market

No, this is not in Bombay or Dhaka but in a city called Meaklong near Bangkok. The clip was shot last year.. Thanks to: The Presurfer

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?

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 [...]

Happy Chinese New Year 2011, from Ho Chi Minh City

Today people in China, Vietnam and a lot of surrounding countries celebrated the Chinese New Year: The Year of the Rabbit, In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this caused more than the usual traffic chaos

First flying lesson over Phuket with an ultralight airplane

First flying lesson over Phuket with an ultralight airplane

I didn’t know it existed, but Phuket has a new second small airport called Phuket airpark intended for recreational and in the future business flights. Also it includes a flight-school for ultralight planes. Actually it’s the third airport if you take in account Patong Beach Airport (PBS), which is I believe merely a waterlanding strip, not very much [...]

Thai police advertise for shemale-cabaret

Thai police advertise for shemale-cabaret

Seen today in Patong, Phuket; a traffic-police officer advertises for Simon cabaret, a famous transsexual show and tourist attraction around here. On one hand it shows how tolerant Thailand is towards the phet ti saam (third gender). On the other hand ladyboys, depending on how feminine they are, are being dismissed from the army for [...]