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Hotel survival part I+II: Boiled eggs and Pasta in cream spinach sauce + Muffins

Hotel survival part I+II: Boiled eggs and Pasta in cream spinach sauce + Muffins

To become more independent from hotel amenities, I recently bought one of those immersion heaters for travelers.Mind you I had some space left in my suitcase, since I got rid of some books and a bulky external harddrive (I now use Google docs as cloud storage instead). Anyway I was pleased to see the weight of [...]

Fix slow or no wifi in your appartment or hotel room with a range extender

Fix slow or no wifi in your appartment or hotel room with a range extender

For me having wifi in my room is a kind of must. In a public room it’s hard to concentrate on my job.When I move around, especially to a new accomodation, it’s always a pleasant surprise to find out everything is in order, and I have a high speed connection. It can be a big [...]

Online Thai flood map

Online Thai flood map

For an up to date nation wide view of the Thai flood crisis click here. Another useful site is Google Thai floods crisis map.

Sniff Kissing

Sniff Kissing

Read in the Thai for Lovers guide:A “sniff kiss” is the traditional Thai romantic kiss. You plant your nose on your loved one’s cheek (or other part of the body) and gently sniff in.Thai people consider this very sweet and romantic. It is also used by parents to show affection for their children.In general, men [...]

UFO’s or Unexplainable Flourishing Outlets in Thailand

UFO’s or Unexplainable Flourishing Outlets in Thailand

Compared to Phuket city and Patong, Ao Nang in Krabi is quite provincial. According to GeoNames it has a population of 8000, but wether this figure is correct or not it still managed to maintain a bit of a village atmosphere.Ao Nang sometimes reminds me of a miniature Patong; there’s a multitude of tourists of different [...]

My boyfriend the sex tourist

The less one knows of a culture the harder it is not to stereo-type or be prejudice about relations between women of economically less developed countries and foreign men who are better off.The cliche image of Thailand is that single ladies are easy to get by practically any foreign man of a richer country, regardless [...]

Where the streets have no name II

Where the streets have no name II

When in Ao Nang, annother place of interest are the girly bars.They are all concentrated in one street which is a miniature sanitized version of Bangla Rd. in Patong or Walking street in Pattaya. Similar to bamboo bars and restaurants (street) it has no official name, because the land is privately owned. Instead it goes by [...]

Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name

Seen in Ao Nang, Krabi; Mr. Long bar and restaurant.The spot is a bit hard to find, since it’s situated on a dirt road, which has no official name and as far as I know is just being referred to as Soi Bamboo or just bamboo bars.The road which is a side street of Airport [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]