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[22 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,731 views]
An attack of the reverse culture shock

When we first set out on our trip, I was looking forward to having my first real culture shock.  To a certain extent, our first stop Hong Kong was our first experience, mainly with the food. We had somewhat naively expected the food to be like our local Chinese takeaway at home. This was not the case; instead we were treated to chicken’s feet on street stalls and the smell of shrimp paste in the air. Donna also found herself to be a bit of a minor celebrity, with the …

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[13 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 472 views]
Bangkok Baby

Bangkok – Best Experienced at night
I could finish the blog there and let you decide why for yourselves but I’ll fill you in on our experiences in the city so far.
Well it’s one of those places that you keep coming back to. Not necessarily because you love it but it’s actually one of the hubs of transportation in Thailand which guarantees your return when you want to move on.  The Stereophonics album ‘You gotta go there to come back’ kinda sums up Bangkok.
As I said earlier, it is best experienced at night-time.  During …