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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 […]

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… […]

Bangkok’s Gone to the Dogs…

Many foreigners will tell you that Thailand’s gone to the dogs, and that tourists are increasingly finding better (and cheaper) vacations in Vietnam or the Philippines. But when I first came to Bangkok I soon realised that the place had literally gone to the dogs. There are dogs EVERYWHERE in Bangkok. I presume the rest […]

Completed mosquito tent - now I can sleep soundly...

A Prisoner in My Own Apartment

Here’s the epic tale of one man’s stand against an army of mosquitoes. Of all the problems I had living in China, mosquitoes were perhaps the biggest challenge. And also the most potentially dangerous. Mosquitoes carry a whole host of diseases. While Southern China is mostly free of Malaria carrying mosquitoes, it’s possible to catch […]

Trust me, if you're a keen gardener, then you don't ever want to find one of these inside your Wellington boot...

Huge Freaking Centipedes!!!

And another thing about living in Asia… Thailand’s back street Sois tend to have pretty uneven sidewalks. So it’s bad enough walking back to your apartment, without having to make sure you don’t step on bugs this big. Maybe I got off lightly though. My friend who lives in Bangkok swears he once saw a […]

Gordon I presume?

Aaargh… Lizards!!!

One thing there seem to be plenty of in other countries are lizards. When I went on family vacations to Southern Europe I remember seeing them all over the rocks and walls outside of our hotels we stayed in at the time. Now I’m in Asia, I’m also seeing a whole lot of lizards, like […]

Kanching falls, Malaysia. Well the rainforest may have disappointed but the falls were pretty spectacular...

I Went in a Rainforest and it Wasn’t That Interesting…

So I happened to find myself in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a week. This was the first time I’d been so near to the Equator. So I was itching to see some of that pristine rainforest that you see in so many brochures about Malaysia. Man, was it a disappointment! When I was in China […]

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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