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Archive for August, 2013

The Great Wall of China

Sightseeing in China

There are two ways of seeing the sights China has to offer – escorted tour or going it alone. Escorted tours are fine if you like being shown around somewhere and shuttled between the country’s tourist highlight. But fine though tours operated by companies like Wendy Wu are, they’re pretty darned expensive. If you’re on […]

Gecko sizing up an ice cold beer in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Beer Thief!

I love a spot of people watching now and again. One of the best places in Bangkok to people watch is in one of the many beer bars off Sukhumvit. Here you can sit in a bar full of farang tourists and watch a bar full of farang tourists on the other side of the […]

A rather bigger lizard spotted in a Bangkok park!

Jurassic Park

A story of my walk in the park that was anything but… So one sunny afternoon in Bangkok I decided to check out Lumphini Park. Bangkok is a pretty bustling sort of place, so I thought I’d try to get an hour or two’s peace and quiet. Well it turned out that going to the […]

Grilled seaweed snacks from Thailand

They’ve Got Me Eating Seaweed…

I’ve eaten a lot of strange stuff since I’ve lived in Asia. Pig’s ears were probably the low point. Not all is bad though. I’ve become rather a fan of seaweed. I grew up by the sea. Here’s my home town of Plymouth, England: So I guess it’s understandable that I’d have some sort of […]

Bangkok taxi driver attacks a female moped rider!

Foreign Countries Can Be Ugly Places…

Living abroad as I do, you get to see the ugly side of humanity. And sadly, it’s a fairly common occurrence. Here’s what was going on down on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok on one Sunday afternoon. I was waiting for my date to arrive from the nearby BTS train station: I’m not sure what started […]

Would I be happier back in the UK?

Glad You Speaking The Truth!

From a reader of Happier Back Home… I’ve seen you many times on HA and I’m really glad you are speaking the truth on this website. It must piss Winston off though, and burst many peoples bubble, but guess what? More and more people will realize you are speaking the truth once they find out […]

Torrential rain in China...

Torrential Rain in China!

Living in China was not without problems. It wasn’t an easy place to live by any means. So let’s take a weather check… My first run-in with Southern China’s crazy weather was when I got caught in downtown Guangzhou in a monstrous thunderstorm. While I managed to find my way back to the metro station, […]

Thai cyclist wearing umbrella hat

Foreigners Go Mad in Rainshower…

It rains a lot in my native England. I’m used to that. But it also rains in foreign countries. A LOT. I lived in China for a while. Yeah, that was a wet country. Malaysia, yeah, they also had rain. But maybe Thailand has even more rain… Anyway, Thai people seem to have found some […]

Thai Cat sleeps between two Bangkok escalators

2013 World Cat Sleeping Championships

Spotted outside the Terminal 21 Shopping Mall in Bangkok – Thailand’s entrant to the 2013 World Cat Sleeping Championships… The cat could scarcely have picked a busier place to sleep: And before anyone asks, the cat definitely isn’t dead. At one point it woke up, yawned its head off, then went back to sleep. Update… […]

Thai women being reminded that SHOPPING IS GOOD

Dating Disaster #2 – The Shopaholic

Whenever I’m on a date, I’m always on the lookout for that much feared girl – the shopaholic. Spendaholics also give me the fear. I once chatted to a Chinese girl on Chinese Love Links who told me she only ever flew business class. Yikes! Always flying economy is just one of the money saving […]

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Gecko sizing up an ice cold beer in Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Beer Thief!
August 28, 2013
By Xiongmao
A rather bigger lizard spotted in a Bangkok park!
Jurassic Park
August 26, 2013
By Xiongmao
Grilled seaweed snacks from Thailand
They’ve Got Me Eating Seaweed…
August 26, 2013
By Xiongmao
Bangkok taxi driver attacks a female moped rider!
Foreign Countries Can Be Ugly Places…
August 26, 2013
By Xiongmao
Would I be happier back in the UK?
Glad You Speaking The Truth!
August 25, 2013
By Xiongmao
Torrential rain in China...
Torrential Rain in China!
August 25, 2013
By Xiongmao
Thai cyclist wearing umbrella hat
Foreigners Go Mad in Rainshower…
August 25, 2013
By Xiongmao
Thai Cat sleeps between two Bangkok escalators
2013 World Cat Sleeping Championships
August 23, 2013
By Xiongmao