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You have been in Thailand too long when...

You carry around an umbrella and use it for the sun.

You speak to anyone Asian in Thai without think..

Your English has Thai short cut words in it, na.

You think you have a fast internet connection.

When you can intuitively understand regional dialects.

When you put ice in your beer.

You can squat on a toilet without even really trying.

You think that green flips-flops look good with your new suit.

When you have no suit s left.

You see mum dad and 2 kids on a motor scooter and see there is room for at least one more

You put salt & chilli on your fruit.

When you start adding tomato sauce on your pizza.

When you start to bargain down items that cost 50 baht.

When yuo kow you already get offered the best possible price.

When you go to KFC and order something that comes with rice.

When you think your right of way only depends on the brand and size of your vehicle!

How about putting some kind of sauce with anything you eat, my taste buds crave it.

When you think Krongthip equals a quality cigarette!

When you hit the flasher when going straight through an intersection!

when you only purchase toilet paper for use as table napkins!

When you consider the likes of the Bangkok Post and The Nation Quaility free press..

When you start thinking the 3 in 1 packet of coffee mix tastes like real coffee.

When almost run another car off the road and you smile.

When something meaningless starts to really bug you.

You think a calendar more useful than a watch.

You think a Pizza is made with a sponge cake base. or think Pizza Hut, Pizza here is good.

It’s two days before payday, so you only go to bars with balloons outside.

You're willing to pay to use a toilet you wouldn't go to within a kilometer of overseas.

You start calling other falangs, falangs.

You actually prefer to eat with a spoon and fork.

You don't think it is odd to see people in their Pajamas on the street.

When you have a membership card for nearly all shopping centers in Thailand.

You think Sang Som tastes like good quailty whiskey.

You think a new Toyota Hilux is a prestige car.

You start stealing the chopsticks from restaurants if they have it in the box on the table.

You have considered buying a Honda Dream for the next family car.

You walk to the pub with your arm around your mate.

You answer the telephone with "Hello"

It does not bother you that you're considering buying a pink car or motorbike.

You have 10 dolls or figurines on the dashboard of your car.

You feel ripped off buying Pad Thai for 30 baht.

You regard traffic signals and stop signs as optional.

You regard it as normal when the waiter repeats your order word perfect and
the cook makes something completely different.

You're not surprised when three men with a ladder show up to change a light bulb, or you hire people to change your bulbs.

You have been here too long if you start to go fishing in a 5 meter wide canal.


lamphun-wat phra that hariphunchai-01     
       ited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago.A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, having nine-tiered umbrella, made of gold weighing approximately 6,498.75 grams...

Chiang Rai

      on the bank of the Kok River within town area, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. Doi Chom Thong has been a sacred site for aextremely long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area.

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