When Culture ain’t Culture; it’s just People

You use chopsticks, I use a knife and fork. You eat rice, I eat bread. You wear shorts, I wear gloves. You go to a temple, I go to a church. You kiss on the cheek, I shake hands....

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Steamer Island

To my friends and I, in days gone by, Ko Samet was code name for steamer, which in turn was our code name for drunken carnage; complete and utter head-in-the-shed deliriousness....

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A Marathon ain’t no Holiday

During the weeks and days before the race people would often say to me, “Oh, you’re going on holiday! Lucky you! What beaches are you going to?” Clearly, people had heard the...

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Expat, Immigrant or Predator?

Last year my brother and I went to a comedy show in London, and up on stage was a stand-up comedian called Nabil Adbul Rashid. Now, after getting the comedy ball rolling with his...

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Rio

I only had ten days. So, the race was on to get to the beach, the Carnival, the football, the party, the after party, and then the after-after party. But, right now, what I...

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Loopy Thai New Year

If you’re looking for a deep, spiritual understanding of what Songkran is all about, then you’re in the wrong place. Head to Wikipedia. However, if you’re looking for what...

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