Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb Damage Control

The Thai Government is in full “Damage Control” mode and I don’t mean cleaning up the remnants of the Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb. I am talking about the THai Government spinning the event and pumping...

Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bombing

Last night at about 1900, a buddy of mine in Pattaya sent me a private message via Facebook about the Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bombing. I had no idea that anything was going on in the...

Metal Detecting Thailand Laem Mae Phim Rayong

Another difficult decision resolved as I have decided to go to Laem Mae Phim beach in Rayong for my upcoming metal detecting Thailand hunt. I considered Koh Samui and a couple of other beaches almost...

Tourism Authority Of Thailand: The Facade

The Tourism Authority of Thailand continues its facade with fluff articles predicting gazillions of tourists will arrive in Thailand this year. And, the key word is “arrivals”. See, the Tourism Authority Of Thailand is in...

Thai Tourism: Just How Bad Is It?

Despite the almost daily press releases from the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thai Tourism is in the toilet again for the second consecutive year. Thai Tourism is about...

Trafficking In Persons Report 2015 Thailand Tier 3 Again

The eagerly awaited, one-month late, Trafficking In Persons Report (TIP) 2015 was released by the U.S. State Department last night and, once again Thailand has been relegate to Tier 3. The Thai Government will pooh-pooh the...

Metal Detecting Thailand Pattaya 2

For a birthday present, I asked my wife to take me to Pattaya 2, a local reservoir, so that I could do a bit of metal detecting. She readily agreed and I had hoped to...

I Quit Smoking And Vaping

After 49 years of smoking analog cigarettes and about 1 year and nine months of vaping an electronic cigarette, I can finally say “I QUIT”. Actually, I quit smoking cigarettes back on 8 July 2013...

Thai Tourism Sector Kisses Junta’s Ass

Tomorrow marks one year since the ruling dictatorship in Thailand implemented martial law throughout Thailand (later rescinded and replaced with a stricter Article 44 of the new and yet to be approved Constitution) and in...

Thai Tourism Corruption Scandal

Thailand’s Dictator-in-Chief and former General, Prayuth, has had his hands full this week with Muslim Rohingya refugees bobbing in the waters of Thailand with no safe shore to go to, the upcoming constitution referendum, and...

Minister Of Tourism And Sports Toilet Fixation

In what may be her final act as Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul has declared the 4th of July, in what has to be a dig at America, as “Big Cleaning Day” – a...

Smart Phone vs. Laptop Computer

Whenever I travel I rely on my laptop computer to provide Internet access, store photos, edit videos, download television shows, and a host of other things – but – what happens when your computer won’t...

Tourism Authority Of Thailand: No Class

The insensitive knuckleheads at the Tourism Authority of Thailand are promoting a bicycling tour shortly after there were at least 4 tragic cycling accidents reported. And, of course, the Tourism Authority of Thailand does absolutely...

Tourism Authority Of Thailand Seeks Ugly Women Again

The Tourism Authority of Thailand didn’t learn from their huge mistake last year promoting their Extreme Makeover competition targeting ugly women with low self esteem. This campaign from the Tourism Authority of Thailand is supposed...

Tourism Authority Of Thailand Worthless Chinese Study

The idiots at the Tourism Authority of Thailand conducted a study (paid someone to conduct a study) of Chinese so that the TAT could hone their infamous marketing skills in the right direction. I know, you...