Transport

Big truck

Big truck

Yesterday a big truck had to deliver things at the hotel being built next door. The truck was too big to turn around. As a precaution the power in my hotel and the whole block was turned off from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm making you sweat out of bed, Nobody was informed in advance, [...]

Motorcycle sidecar for the dog

Motorcycle sidecar for the dog

Seen in Phuket today:There was a lot of roadwork going on, which made the road very bumpy, the dog managed to keep standing on all four legs however.

Drain FAIL

Drain FAIL

Seen in Phuket from my hotel window.It’s raining cats and dogs and the back of a pickup-truckhas turned into a swimming pool, the drain-bucket haslittle use now.

Get me a coke please

Get me a coke please

Seen at a construction site at Phuket, Thailand, bought at a 7/11 store next door, just a single coke bottle in a plastic bag is being brought way up high by a heavy load tow to one of the Myanmar construction workers on top of the building.

Video-karaoke tuk-tuk

Video-karaoke tuk-tuk

Seen in Chiang Mai, a tuk-tuk has a video-karoake system built-in.Mounted at the roof is a convertible 15″ LCD screen made by Zulex (the black unit in the front), a 4 x 800Watt amplifier (on the left) and a 2400Watt amplifier (the black unit behind the pink box), an equalizer and switch-unit in the back. Big woofers [...]

Now everyone can fly

Now everyone can fly

Today I booked a domestic flight with Air Asia and got a travel itinerary sent by email, nothing special, apart from the last sentence, which gives a whole new meaning to their slogan “Now everyone can fly” Dear ‘I-nomad’, Thank you for flying with AirAsia!We are pleased to confirm your booking and attached herewith please [...]

Scrap Boeing 747 for sale in Udon Thani

Scrap Boeing 747 for sale in Udon Thani

A catching sight at Udon Thani International* Airport is an old One-Two-Go Boeing 747 owned by Orient Thai airlines.The Jumbo is 26 years old now and has two engines left and is rumoured to be yours for just 5,000,000 Bath (€120,000/$155,000).As of September 2008 One-Two-Go stopped flying leaving a fleet of 16 planes, four of which were sold or finished [...]

Old vs New

Old vs New

Besides buses, tuktuks or motorised rickshaws are the only means of public transport in big parts of Isan. If you do occasionally encounter a taxi, it will probably belong to a driver coming back from Bangkok and being tired from work they will most likely not stop if you wave at them.Today I came accross [...]

Gas station

Gas station

Coming over here I first wondered why there were so many motorbikes and pickup trucks, but so little gas stations, later I found out that at a lot of places it is being sold per bottle of half a Liter or 0.13 Gallon. One advice: Should you become thirsty from the hot climate here, do [...]

Airplane safety

Airplane safety

When you’ve read my previous post two days ago, you might be under the impression I got ill or didn’t make it, but the truth of the matter is; I’m healthy as a fish, just I didn’t experience that much to make it interesting for visitors, or in other words; I lacked the necessary inspiration.But let [...]