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Johnny Foreigner

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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 […]

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 […]

Kick Japan out of the Senkaku (Diaoyu) islands exercise book cover

Anti-Japanese Feelings in China

All the time I was in China, I felt that mentioning anything to do with Japan was like walking on egg shells. Anti-Japan feeling runs high in China. And if something goes wrong in China, the authorities will often try to blame Japan, or foreigners in general. In China I also learned to expect the […]

Chinese people walking down a busy freeway. More often than not, they actually walk down the centre lanes, or think nothing about crossing 8 lanes of traffic...

Foreigners Have No Sense of Danger

One thing that’s scary about living abroad is you get to realise that foreigners often have little sense of personal safety. Of all the countries I’ve visited, China was the scariest in terms of things that could go wrong. Outside my University where I was studying, I’d routinely see Chinese students cross the road without […]

Mad Scientist's scribblings in Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Don’t Go Abroad… You’ll Go Mad!!!

One of the dangers of leaving your home country is that you could go mad. Visit Bangkok and you’ll soon realise that many Western countries only send their crazier individuals here. I’ve seen scary looking guys, shifty looking guys, and even a couple of Eastern European guys with Nazi tattoos all over their bodies. I […]

Monks Are Clearly Happier Abroad

I might moan about what stuff’s like abroad, but there is one group of people who should definitely consider moving abroad. I’m talking about monks. While visiting Thailand I couldn’t help noticing that monks get afforded all kinds of perks that lay people don’t usually have access to. For a start, at Thailand’s airports, they’re […]

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Thai cyclist wearing umbrella hat
Foreigners Go Mad in Rainshower…
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Thai Cat sleeps between two Bangkok escalators
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