Thailand

Pros and cons of tailor service in Thailand

If you come to Thailand, let a tailor make a suit for you. He will have a nice selection of materials, and the latest catalogues of Armani, Hugo Boss, and the rest of the lot. I trust that behind the lines you can clearly see my message: "He will make an exact copy of any suit in catalogue". For a fraction of the price which you'd pay back home. Unless of course, you live in Vietnam.

 

Customer measuring a partly made suit in a tailor shop, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Customer measuring a partly made suit in a tailor shop, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Laptop repair for beginners

Before our trip I asked the readers for a suggestion if I should take a laptop with me.
Eventually I did. It proved a great help in storing and organizing photographs, accessing email, entertaining with a movie or two.
It went along to every country visited, via land or water, road or rail.
And it started showing signs of weariness. Firstly, the display started showing a green vertical band, then DVD device stopped reading some discs. Battery lasts only 10 minutes nowadays.
I was patient.
But when graphics card lost is ability to do the hardware acceleration, I've decided to take measures. Meaning, take it apart and look the problem in the face.
Now the laptop looks like this:

 

Laptop disassembled into pieces, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Laptop disassembled into pieces, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Taking vacation from vacationing

Soft and warm evening breeze. Sun setting behind the sea. Table standing on the beach. Deliciously barbecued fresh fish. Good company.
I love having vacation from the vacation.

 

Restaurant employees prepare freshly caught fish for dining on the beach, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Restaurant employees prepare freshly caught fish for dining on the beach, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand  READ MORE »

You win, you lose

There has been a flood in Koh Samui a few weeks ago. CNN had a report on it, as a result - tourist flow decreased. Local authorities say the journalists overreacted.

Those visiting the place right now are happy to find out that a night in a resort like this just got cheaper.

 

Illuminated resort facing the beach, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Illuminated resort facing the beach, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand  READ MORE »

Gradual ND filters and Margaritas

Read this post only if you are interested in photography.

Making a technically good photograph during the sunset or sunrise is difficult due to one factor - the sky is usually much brighter than the land. Which makes either the land very dark and without detail, or the sky badly overexposed.

 

That's exactly a liter. Costs 12 bucks, if you need to know. Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

That's exactly a liter. Costs 12 bucks, if you need to know. Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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From now, until whenever

I think we have to learn from the relaxedness of Thais, even in the corporate field.

 

Sign stating the end of the construction, Thailand

Sign stating the end of the construction, Thailand  READ MORE »

Cheapest way to read Financial Times

Back to easy life.
Want to read "Financial Times"? Grab a black and white Xerox copy on the street, it's practically free!

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