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Floating about in Khao Sok  Posted on 09/21/2014
Panvaree ResortIt was off the grid. It was off everything in fact. No GSM signal, we were out of touch with the world. Not a bad thing really the 3 days I was there at Panvaree Resort, floating lodges on a vast artificial lake behind a...
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Phetchabun, Middle Earth in Rainy August  Posted on 08/31/2014
Fresh VeggiesA bag of Chinese cabbage plucked fresh from the hills of Phu Tub Berk cost 80 Baht per bag. And per bag, there were about 15 of those, inclusive of snails, slugs and many other unidentified slimy crawlies as they ventured out...
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Mae Rim in the Off Peak  Posted on 07/31/2014
Look, No PeoplePreviously in the winter peak of 2013, I had witnessed Mon Cham turned Mon Jam. And, in my travels, I had always only coincided my plans to match with the seasons, such as visiting northern highlands during the winter and...
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Sui Sian Chinese Restaurant at Landmark - One Pig Rule  Posted on 07/27/2014
This is SingularI had been yearning for good Dim Sum in Thailand. And this is not like in Hong Kong, Singapore or Malaysia where authentic Chinese tasting Dim Sum are in abundance. Most Dim Sum in Thailand had been "customized"...
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The Bloc of Recycled Containers  Posted on 07/24/2014
Fancy PlaceAlong Ratchapruk spots a trendy hub. It's made up of recycled containers housing cafes and a pub. Good to go in the evening as the containers will be less of a solar oven, and you can have hip dessert, coffee or tea...
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The Dog that Swam Back to Koh Lipe  Posted on 07/05/2014
The dog that Swam BackEverywhere we went strolling, there was always a dog nearby. And there was a big bunch out the newly opened Seven Eleven enjoying the cool breeze as them doors opened and closed. Dogs on Koh Lipe seemed the luckiest...
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My Memorable Boat Ride, Koh Lipe Low Season  Posted on 07/01/2014
Overcrowded But it did not MatterSo different, so very much different in this low season compared to 2 years ago. The schedules of boats crossing over to Koh Lipe was limited to only one trip a day, 11:30 am. So was the return trip back,...
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Koh Lipe 2 Years After  Posted on 06/20/2014
SeashellThe last time I was here 2 years ago, I did not see a Seven Eleven. Neither did I see natives clad in purple vest which were labeled with big numbers like a soccer jersey. Those were the inhabitants who provided official taxi...
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Koh Lipe during the Low Season  Posted on 06/15/2014
Sipping Cocktails at Castaway ResortTaking on the advice of someone I met on Koh Lipe 2 years ago, I tried Koh Lipe during the low season where everything is just that quieter. Bad idea. June, in the middle of the raining season, visiting...
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Selling your Car to the Tent in Thailand  Posted on 06/09/2014
Bye Bye VolvoThe most painful transition moving on to a new car is when you need to sell your old. If you have the luxury of time, put an advert up on car web sites. You will have made good progress if you manage to register yourself in...
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  • lmike k
    lmike k 29 May 2013 16:03:02

    Anyonne notice the proliferation of used car lots lately? As IT drive around,, I notice there is a used car lot about every kilometer, packed with mostly late model used cars and trucks. I think the governments program of subsedizing the purchase of new car and trucks has gotten many Thais into vehicles they can\'t afford. Simular to what happened in the U.S. with housing. This is creating a bubble that has to rectify it\'s self sometime soon. When the bubble brakes, I am getting a nearly new used car for cheap. Hope it is soon, as my current vehicle is eight years old.

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