Category: Thai Tales

lao khao whiskey

100% Proof – Lao Khao is a Knockout Drink

The Lao Khao Brain Drain The top photograph shows a Thai woman hurriedly steering her children past a Thai man bombed out on Thailand’s cheap rocket fuel lao khao. Don’t be fooled by the soft drinks bottle on the floor. It’s filled with rural Thailand’s favourite drink, rice whiskey, branded...

Turning Back the Years

If you asked most blog writers to name their favourite post they’ve ever written and then asked them the same question one week later, there is every chance you’d receive two different answers. I think you would if you posed that question to me. In March last year I added...

The Bin Men - Refuse wagon

Amazing Thailand – The Bin Man

Some jobs in the world are much harder than others, but it is not just mentally or physically that differentiates easy or hard. The weather can turn a relatively easy task into a much more difficult or uncomfortable one. Thailand’s oppressive heat and high humidity make the work of the...

Being Frank, Regrets I’ve Had a Few

Being Frank, Regrets I’ve Had a Few

  Now, the end is near; And so I face the final curtain. My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full. I’ve traveled each and every highway; And more, much more than this, I did it my way. I’ve always regretted an...

Carnival Time in Tak

The Ping River winds its way down from Doi Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai Province through Lamphun, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet and finally Nakhon Sawan where it flows into the Chao Phraya River. A journey of over 550 kilometres and one of many stories. I would like to add one more. Tak...

Crocodile Fears

Crocodile Fears

About four years ago I woke one morning in Pattaya next to Wonderful Wi. It was not long before she hit me with “What you want do today ?”(her English is much better these days), “up to you” I replied. I had been in Thailand about two months and hit the...

The Beginning

The Beginning

About ten years ago, I had a couple of mates who holidayed in Thailand, and it got me thinking. I was sat in the pub with Tom; it was all beer, beer, talk about women, football, women and beer. How it came between man’s two most important subjects, I don’t...

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