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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 […]

Is Thailand Safe?

Before coming to Thailand I was slightly worried about the reports of the large number of foreigners (farangs) that get killed or injured there each year. As a guy who’d dated Asian women in the past, I was also aware of the large numbers of stories about older guys getting murdered by their Thai brides […]

Ronald McDonald in Thailand - a fabulous nod to the local customs

Around the World in 80 McDonalds

Around the World in 80 McDonalds – wow, what a marvelous topic for a blog. Surprisingly, if Google is to be believed then nobody’s actually thought of this. Around the World in 80 jobs, bindun. Around the World on a Toilet – surprisingly also bindun. So here’s Around the World in 80 McDonalds… China McDonalds […]

Packets of vacuum packed chicken feet in a Chinese supermarket

Strange Chinese Supermarket Foods

The good thing about living in China for several months is that I actually lost a lot of weight. It wasn’t so much because I was dieting, than because I could never find much worth eating. There were whole supermarket aisles that had nothing worth eating. Chief amongst these was the aisle selling various types […]

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Grilled seaweed snacks from Thailand
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Torrential rain in China...
Torrential Rain in China!
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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
2013 World Cat Sleeping Championships
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