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Culture & history vs Action: 0-1

Culture & history vs Action: 0-1

Is the atractiveness of the temples of Angkor in decline? Covering at least 1000 square kilometer (390 sq mi), Angkor was by far the largest preindustrial city known to man. The sheer size and beauty of what is left of Angkor’s estimated 1000+ temples at the city’s core have puzzled foreign travelers as far back as the 16th century. [...]

Crocodile burger

Crocodile burger

Seen at the Banana Leaf restaurant & pub in Pub street, Siem Reap, Cambodia: I didn’t try the burger, but crocodile meat tastes somewhat between chicken and fish, not my thing really.

Fire exit vs. burglary defense: 0-1

Fire exit vs. burglary defense: 0-1

As Paul Garrigan in his insightful blog suggests, Thai people in general seem to manage very well when dealing with ambiguity. This can be real eye opener for Western schools of thought, specially for those who are moving to a post Christian era. The Buddhist background more or less eliminates dogmatic thinking where it concerns having an [...]

Contemporary street food

Contemporary street food

Seen at a food stall near Wangcome hotel, Chiang Rai: Angry birds fishballs on a stick  

Politician, a dangerous job in Thailand

Politician, a dangerous job in Thailand

Chiang Rai, 24-4-2012 This house has been empty for the last month. Since it looked like a nice house on a fairly good location, I inquired whether it was up for rent. It turns out to belong to a local politician who temporarely moved out to an undisclosed address in fear of getting threatened or [...]

Boiling Buddhists

Boiling Buddhists

Mea Salong, Chiang Rai, 19 Apr. 2012:A Buddhist monk sits in a bowl of boiling water on a wood log fire for an extended period.Somehow his body and skin remain unaffected. Sorry for the quality, but I took this photofrom the display of someone’s camera. Here’s a video of a similar event held last year:

Not everyone welcome in hotel on Thai island Koh Phi Phi

Not everyone welcome in hotel on Thai island Koh Phi Phi

  Photo thanks to Makka Pakka.

Funny Chiang Rai

Funny Chiang Rai

Tourists learning about their future from alocal fortune teller No problem to marry an alien inChiang Rai Definitely the cheapest accommodationin town Rabbit hooked on ‘tabacco’leaves Oh no.. Google translate can really mess things up..The sign reads something like this: Text on sign  Meaning 1. The moustache is tiny squid roasts  Grilled small squid tentacles [...]

Worshipping cats who seem to say: "Mao" hidden on Chinese banknote

Worshipping cats who seem to say: "Mao" hidden on Chinese banknote

This seems to be the latest buzz in China

Weird travel magazine

Weird travel magazine

Seen in a local magazine called Passport:15.000 copies are issued of this free tourist magazine distributed in Krabi province.Obviously quite some advertising space has not been sold and is filled up with nonsense, however some funny ads are real. Crappy service?The Chatchada House really exist in Ao Nang and no matter what they say, reviews [...]