I have had some bad experiences with Thai cabs. On Vibhavadi Rangsit road a driver saw red and I watched helplessly from the back seat as he overtook cars at […]
The tragic story of 25 people losing their lives in a crash between a minivan and a pick up truck in Chonburi was a real hammer blow for me.
I thought of the victims; of their lives and their loves and their worries and hopes. But I also thought of their families; of parents burying children, of newly orphaned boys and girls, and of husbands and wives whose loved-ones’ lives were snuffed out in an instant with all the cruel, nihilistic meaninglessness the universe is capable of.
Back in 2013 I came across a story online about the imminent arrival of what was then Bangkok’s newest mall, Central Embassy. The article’s comments section was overrun with jaded remarks by western expats:
“Another mall? The central business district of Bangkok is already overflowing with malls and shopping centres”, said one.