Thailand

The Dark Side of Thailand’s Island Paradise

Introduction:

So I wrote this post back in 2014, not really expecting anything to come of it, since then it’s been viewed over 100,000 times, shared at least 9,000 times on Facebook, and parts have been translated into a few languages.  It’s even been quoted or used as the source material for articles and documentaries in …

Visas

How to get a Thai Visa Extension in Lad Prao, Bangkok

As anyone who is staying in Thailand is aware, the protests have made day to day life hard for expats and locals alike.  Previously its been pretty easy to get a visa extension from the Government Complex in Chang Wattana, but with the Yellow Shirts blockading the area, the immigration offices have “temporarily” closed down …

Baan Si Daam
Thailand / Weird

Baan Si Daam: The Black House in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Baan Si Daam is another one of Chiang Rai’s more interesting art spaces, often described as the opposite of the White Temple nearby. Personally I think its a little lazy to compare the two, although they are two compounds of buildings with seemingly opposite messages, they are also completely different.  With both buildings having their own dark …

White Temple Chiang Rai
Thailand / Weird

White Temple (Wat Rong Kun) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

The White Temple is probably one of the most interesting temples that I’ve visited while in Thailand.  The temple is a project that is started by Thai artist Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997. 
The temple is white to symbolise purity, in contrast to many traditional Thai temples that are colourful and covered in gold.  Its full …

Thailand

Wine Connection Wednesdays – All You Can Drink For 300 Baht

We’d been meaning to give Wine Connection a visit for a while, but between the Bangkok protests and university exams we just hadn’t had the time or ability to get to the area on a Wednesday afternoon. We’d heard about this place from students on the international exchange programme at Thammasat Univeristy, there was a bar …

Beer / Food

House of Beers – Loads of Choice For Sukhumvit Beer Lovers

We ended up at House of Beers quite by accident.  Sarah had wanted to check out Wine Connection’s free flow Wednesday, and had just picked up her Burmese Visa so was in the area.

We’d come in via the BTS, had purchased our ticket (Wine Connection is limited to 250 people) early and had an hour …

Thailand / Weird

Strange, Racist and Just Damn Inappropriate Products In Thailand

Thailand has provided me with loads of laughs over the last year when it comes to inappropriate products, weird as hell engrish, straight up racist shit, and well – thinks that are just very, very strange.

Here are a some of the gems in the “TIT: This is Thailand” section of my iPhone.

Black Man Spin Mop …

Thailand

Bangkok Street Art – 18 Stories Up

It was November 2012  and my 2nd or 3rd day in Bangkok after travelling throughout Europe and Malaysia.  I’d just caught up with my mate Matt and within 2 days had moved into a spare room in his flat (which I moved out of in March 2013, he moved out of in October, then my …