Visiting A Creationist Museum in Southern California

I first found out about the Institute for Creation Research years back when a photo album was published online and had a good laugh, adding it to my bucket list of weird places I’d like to eventually visit.  The only problem is, it’s somewhere in Bumshart, Nowhere, and I really can’t be bothered to drive…

So, We Got Married…. In Vegas

Bangkok, Thailand I met Sarah in a bar at one of the cheapest hostels in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city.  I’d been travelling for a year and a half and was staying at the old share house (Baan Falang, which loosely translates to Foreigner House in English) that I’d stayed previously while taking a few weeks…

Thailand's underground home brew & microbrew craft beer scene

Coconuts Bangkok just published this excellent video on the underground and illegal craft beer home brewing scene in Thailand. This is something that I investigated, but never got into due to the dubious legal situation with brewing beer yourself (Especially as a foreigner) and importing hops from overseas. The team at Coconuts Bangkok did a…

Getting a Visa Extension in Lad Prao

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 – The Black House in Chiang Rai

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 (Wat Rong Kun) in Chiang Rai

  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….

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…

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…

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…

How to get a Republic of Myanmar (Burma) Tourist Visa in Bangkok

My girlfriend is off to Yangoon/Rangoon next month with an organisation that she interns for as part of her University exchange programme and requires a visa to enter the country. Today we set off to get her visa and it was (relatively) straight forward. Here are the steps you need to take to get a…

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…