Category Archives: Thailand

Micro-retail Gasoline Stores

Gasoline for motorcycles.

Yellow Things in Phuket

Khao mok gai (chicken biryani rice, usually eaten at breakfast)

Hor mok (spicy curried fish custard, a savory accompaniment to rice or noodle dish)

A building in Phuket Old Town.

Phuket Philatelic Museum

Marigold with pandan leaves (flowers for Buddhist temple offering)

Fish maw soup (dried swim bladders soup)

Kanom jeen (boiled rice noodles slathered with curry sauce of your choice, like spicy fish curry, with fresh and fermented vegetables as accompaniments)

Clock tower

Yellow is the coronation color and also the color of Monday.

Phothong

Phothong is like a mini bus, the public transportation of Phuket.

To accommodate more goods and passengers, vehicles were modified by cutting the body leaving only the front part and lower chassis. Then a new body was built on it, made entirely of wood, with a roof on which goods can be stored and with two rows of benches along the length direction of the vehicle for passengers.

No need to modify pickup trucks but just install the new body.

Toilet Building

 That ritzy structure over there is just a toilet.

Backstreet Books 

Nomenclature of bookshop — Backstreet Books

One thing I love about Chiang Mai is the prevalence of bookshops selling used books. One of them is Backstreet Books with its categorized and neatly arranged books, so unlike most secondhand shops. By the way, browsing in a used bookshop is oftentimes more delightful because of that library feeling ambiance I would get — a feeling that is absent in those Barnes & Noble types.

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