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Monday Madness – The Long Bangkok Winter!

Monday Madness – The Long Bangkok Winter!

Over the last couple of days I’ve finally realized that Bangkok is departing it’s long cool winter and I’m a little annoyed.   I’m annoyed because I’m no longer used to 31 degree heat.  Now I’m sweating as I walk down the street, I feel hot all the time and I just want to hide in … Continue reading

Monday Madness: Beer for lunch, but not afternoon tea

Monday Madness: Beer for lunch, but not afternoon tea

One strange-but-true law in Thailand is the ban on alcohol sales between 2pm and 5pm.  But like many rules in Thailand, enforcement is…patchy – the larger supermarket chains and 7-11’s quite strictly abide by it although at a smaller family owned store, pretty much anything goes.  Also, restaurants and bars act as if they are … Continue reading

Monday Madness – Thailand Cola Wars

Monday Madness – Thailand Cola Wars

In many ways Thailand is a country of entrepreneurs, and maybe a good example of this is the gutsy move by Pepsi’s local distribution company to give the multi-national brand the flick last year.  Although there was no doubt a lot of advance planning behind the scenes, seemingly overnight Pepsi disappeared from Bangkok’s streets and … Continue reading