Saturday, December 19, 2015

Russian Tourists don't need Turkey

As you might have worked out your blogger is on holiday in Thailand. I have been in Phuket for the last few days going on sightseeing and snorkeling trips to the offshore islands in the Indian Ocean. One thing that stuck me was the mix of foreign tourists, overwhelmingly Chinese and Russian. Actually I can't remember anyone I met in the last three days speaking English. The only English I have heard is a few Thai tour guides attempting to explain things in English to their Russian clients.

Going into the main tourist spots there are Russian restaurants and signage alongside with signs only in Thai and Chinese.

Why would a Russian tourist go to run down Turkey when they could come to Thailand and stay in a new hotel and explore national park islands with guides that actually like them.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Kilo Bar standard comes to Thailand

Seen in a bullion dealer's window in a shopping centre in Bangkok.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Weekend Chillout - Bobo at the Coogee Bay Hotel

I hope all my followers are having a relaxing weekend. I found myself in hipster central on Saturday afternoon - beards, kale, tats and the talented Borbála Bodonyi (aka Bobo) keeping the crowd in order with some fine tunes.

Bobo chill'n the crowd at the Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney.