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Heading East April 17, 2016

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I’ll be taking a 6 week break from the blog and heading east to Thailand. It might be a bit quiet here for a while.

There will be highlights of the trip on my return. I prefer to actually live the trip first instead of blogging about it at the same time. I’ve written a little verse to explain this called ” Time to Disappear.”

Time to Disappear

The time has come to take a break ,
I’ve booked a cabin near a lake.

But no photos will there be to see,
from my lunch time plate of green curry.

I travel free from technology,
no android, iphone or blackberry.

But if internet cafe’s still exist,
I’ll pop online to see what I’ve missed.

I’ve got 5 weeks of sheer elation,
but it’s a lifestyle, a wander, I’m anti vacation.

I’ve booked one night in Amsterdam,
the rest of the time I’m in Siam.

Pray tell me where’s this cabin you stay,
I’m sorry but I dare not say.

But from that cabin you can see for miles,
ahh, welcome to the land of smiles.

Catch you all soon or more like closer to June…. Thailand awaits

คนไทยต่างประเทศ April 15, 2016

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จากบุรีรัมย์สู่ประเทศสโลวาเกีย

บทสัมภาษณ์ลำดับที่ 7 ในหัวข้อเรื่องคนไทยที่ย้ายไปอยู่ในต่างแดน จากชีวิตจริง บุรีรัมย์สู่ประเทศสโลวาเกีย

จากบุรีรัมย์สู่ประเทศสโลวาเกีย

Thais Overseas April 15, 2016

Posted by Trevor Bide in Thai Culture, Thailand.
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The ” Thais Abroad ” series continues…. to Košice in Slovakia.
This is the 7th interview in the series that talks to Thai people living outside the kingdom of Thailand. Today’s interview took a young lady overseas for the very first time. She made the trip from Buriram in the north east of Thailand to Košice in Slovakia. It started as an interview and has all the usual interview questions, but then my guest said, let me tell you my story. Ah stories, It’s the basis of what the series is about. Great stuff.

From Buriram,Thailand to Košice, Slovakia

Thailand: A Trip to the Seaside March 29, 2016

Posted by Trevor Bide in Hua Hin, Thailand.
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Ben’s a westerner, a planner and a space searching escapist type of guy. Waan’s Thai, she takes things day by day a and whatever will be – will be, type of girl. The mix can be intriguing in certain situations.

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Full Story Here

Tales from Thailand: Best Laid Plans

Motor Bike Taxi in Bangkok March 29, 2016

Posted by Trevor Bide in Bangkok, Thailand.
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It’s Sukhumvit road and it’s gridlocked, nothing new about that of course. I’m at the Asoke intersection and I have to get to Soi 8 in 20 minutes. This shouldn’t be a problem, but I’m in a taxi that’s moved about two car lengths in the last 15 minutes. I try the Jim Rohn approach about turning frustration into fascination. It’s an important appointment, and I’m now sat there fascinated. It didn’t work and frustration returns. Plan B comes into play as I leave the taxi and wave down a motor bike taxi.

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It’s Gridlock in Sukhumvit Road

 

 

อยู่ประเทศสวิตเซอร์แลนด์ March 29, 2016

Posted by Trevor Bide in Bangkok, Thailand.
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บทสัมภาษณ์ลำดับที่ 6 ในหัวข้อเรื่องคนไทยที่ย้ายไปอยู่ในต่างแดน จากชีวิตจริงของคุณชาลิดา อนุอัน …สมุทรปราการสู่ประเทศสวิตเซอร์แลนด์

จากสมุทรปราการสู่ประเทศสวิตเซอร์แลนด์

 

Thais Living In Switzerland March 29, 2016

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The ” Thais Abroad ” series continues…. to Baden in Switzerland.

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Khun Chalida Ann-An

This is the 6th interview in the series that talks to Thai people living outside the kingdom of Thailand. So far we have stopped off in Venice, Sarajevo, London, Toulouse and New York. For this interview it’s off to Switzerland and Baden to be precise. In the interview today my guest talks about Language learning, cultural adjustment, differences, Thai / Farang relationships and of course living in Switzerland. Introducing Khun Chalida Anu-An on Thais Abroad – From Samut Prakan, Thailand to Baden, Switzerland.

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From Samut Prakan, Thailand to Baden, Switzerland

A Terrific Thai Snack Bar In Amsterdam February 21, 2016

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Whilst in Amsterdam I took on board a recommendation of great Thai food. It’s unusual for me to eat in Thai establishments outside of Thailand as usually they leave me disappointed. This recommendation was spot on.

Amsterdam

Thai food done exceptionally well from the type of set-up I love. I liked it so much that I went twice. If you’re in Amsterdam, give it a whirl, its top notch.

This is a photo of the restaurant, but the snack bar is directly opposite

This is the restaurant photo, but it’s the Thai Bird Snack Bar directly across the road that was absolutely superb. That’s not to say the restaurant won’t be as well, it’s just that I only visited the Snack Bar.

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Great Thai Food In Amsterdam

 

Cultural Adjustment: Tell Me About It February 5, 2016

Posted by Trevor Bide in Thai Culture, Thai Language.
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A new theme on the blog that observes world culture – if you like, but always starts in Thailand. It’s mainly a light-hearted look at ” difference.” An idea of what you’ll find in this post…

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1) Thai Proverb
2) Ben & Waan – He’s Typically English And She’s Typically Thai
3) I Wish To Register A Complaint
4) Canada: ” Tell Me About It ”
5) We Don’t Smoke Marijuana in Muskogee

Adjusting to a different culture can be both invigorating and frustrating at different stages of the process, but never dull. Canada for instance is a place where English is spoken so adjustment here surely isn’t going to take a lot…. you would think. To be perfectly honest, comparing Canada with the United Kingdom is like comparing chalk with cheese. You could probably use an expression that’s popular in Thailand to describe the comparison ” same same but different.” Let’s continue with Canada and introduce music as the cultural adjustment topic.

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Cultural Observations: I Wish To Register A Complaint

 

Thais that have made the Move from Thailand to Live in the USA January 11, 2016

Posted by Trevor Bide in North East Thailand, Thai Culture, Thai Travel.
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The ” Thais Abroad ” series continues…. to New York.
(สัมภาษณ์เกี่ยวกับคนไทยที่อยู่ต่างประเทศ ….สัมภาษณ์ 5…… จากมหาสารคามอยู่เมืองนิวยอร์กประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา)

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This is the 5th interview in the series that talks to Thai people living outside the kingdom of Thailand. So far we have stopped off in Venice, Sarajevo, London and Toulouse. For this interview it’s off to America, New York to be precise. Today’s guest has a passion for travel and has traveled extensively. In the interview she talks about Language learning, cultural adjustment, differences, Thai / Farang relationships and of course on life in New York. Introducing Miss Bee Jularat on Thais Abroad – From Mahasarakham, Thailand to New York, USA.

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From Mahasarakham Thailand to New York USA

 

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