Thailand Blogs – March 09 Review
Welcome to the blog review for March. Last month saw many quality Thailand blog posts hit the screens around the globe, once again proving what a colourful and topical place the Land of Smiles is.
I have never visited Chiang Mai before and it’s one destination I intend adding to my “places visited” list sometime in the not to distant future. Michelle from Brit in Bangkok joined up with her friend Tua and the two of them enjoyed a three day break in the famous northern city. Chiang Mai – First day is the start of a tour around a city with so much on offer.
The monthly review stays in Chiang Mai for another classic post from the currently inactive Frogblog Thaidings. Fingers crossed that the penned wit of Peter Garwood will back and blogging in April. My pick from last year takes a look at a little bit of the Chiang Mai night scene in Celebrity fun and games in Chiang Mai.
Sad times for MeMock after the death of his father in law. MeMock writes a great tribute to a great man who will never be forgotten…” He had never travelled further then Ubon, 101 kms away. Never seen the beach, a mountain range, snow etc but he didn’t want to (we tried) He knew where he belonged and he was happy with his lot…..” Living in rural Thailand and a very moving post Por Yai, a great man.
It’s now time for a walk down Quality Street and open the door to one of the Thai blog communities top sites, and we best get inside before nightfall. A full moon can do strange things to some people and that certainly was the case in Mad Dogs and Thai Women, a funny and well scripted offering from My Thai Friend.
Only the rich and lucky people become ex pats, you’d be way wide of the mark if that was your avenue of thoughts. Malcolm and Ciejay had to get fruity and put in a lot of hard work before they left America’s shores and settled in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Money For The Big Move To Thailand 2004 is a post from the host of great stories, Malcolm at Retired in Thailand and Loving It.
Cell phones are getting more advanced and complicated with each passing year. The costs are getting higher to, but that doesn’t stop every Thai lady from wanting the ultimate must have accessorie, especially more so when they’ve just damaged the last one. Thailand, Land of Smiles keeps it simple with a smashing post that everyone can relate to with Thai Girls and Their Cell Phones showing why author Talen and his blog are currently number two in the rankings of the Top 100 Thailand Blogs.
A dog maybe man’s best friend but how does a snake react to a chance meeting with our canine buddies. The Thai Pirate published a lot of high quality posts last month and my pick of the bunch is Snake bites in Thailand. Poor little Pinky.
A 12 hour flight to London and we drop in on my World Blogroll. A shopping trip that has a basket full of wit, have a read of Early Mornings from the very funny Adullamite.
Chicago is our next stop and A Malaysian Abroad written by the energetic and bubbly Lynne. Born in Malaysia and now living in the USA, Have you eaten your 21 kilos of cheese? must have connections to her half blood Swiss roots.
Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is home at present to the much traveled Bodhi Bum. Fearless looks back over the years and is a post of self examination and doubts. A good thoughtful post in which the author questions whether he will ever recapture his sense of adventure of previous years.
Bulgaria is our next stop off and the town of Yambol on the banks of the Tundza. Martin the man behind the ever popular Bulgarian Slivatree – An Expatriates Eye in Bulgaria is on top of the world right now after securing a plot of prime farming land in Yambol town. However his wife’s grandmother Baba caused a stir back in their household after a trip to the local shop to find a cure for her troubled legs. Two Tonics in One tells the story and proves that no matter what your age, a good laugh is the best remedy of all.
A double pit stop is required in France for the final two blogs in my World Blogroll. Frances and her blog France And The Unknown celebrates the end of Winter and the start of a new season with her husband and their animals, in Spring Explosions.
With his wife and eldest daughter away in Manchester, Jon is left at home in The Vendée, west central France to look after their two year old girl. White Nights & Vanilla Ice is a big serving of humour from The Vendée Blog.
My guest spot for this month goes to Women Learning Thai. Catherine went along to The Impact Arena in Bangkok to see the legend himself Rod Stewart in concert. Catherine posts an excellent review of ” Hot Legs ” entertaining the crowd with all his famous hits in Rod Stewart Does Bangkok, couldn’t have put it better myself.
That’s it from the Beyond The Mango Juice team with me and my shadow signing off from the March review. Chok dee krap.
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