Monthly Archives: November 2006

Petrol Station and orbs in Chiang Mai

You don’t think it looks like a petrol station? Well it is .. they sell petrol.. I know you can’t see it very well… but hey tell me something. Can you see those ‘bubbles’ on the photo? I get them … Continue reading

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Petrol Stations open after 10pm

Did you know that since mid 2005 all the petrol stations were closed from 10pm- 5 am? I never mentioned it, did I, hmmmm…. the Taksin Shinawatra goverment thought this would be a good way of reducing fuel usage…. well, … Continue reading

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Bookshops in Chiang Mai

To my absolute great delight, B2S.. or ”Back 2 School” has opened a new shop in Airport Plaza. It has quite a big section of books in thai AND english, childrens books, good selection of books about cars, art, cooking, … Continue reading

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Thai Author: Sthirakoses

A few weeks ago, I was buying some secondhand books at the Backstreet Bookshop. I came across this book. Looking Back : Book Two. Written by Sthirakoses. Sthirakoses was born in 1888 and died in the year 1969 at the … Continue reading

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Schools close in south of Thailand

This is very alarming news.  In Pattani province 322 schools will be closed indefinitly. Bangkok Post writes that the director of a community school was shot, schools have been burnt down. The situation is so bad, that its dangerous for … Continue reading

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