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Asian Friends

Asian FriendsWe have mentioned dating in Asia what about just making Asian friends with the locals during your holiday.Having spent time in the Philippines and Thailand I have found the locals easy to get a long with,I have made Asian friends often by being invited to sit at their table just to eat.In the Philippines it is easy because of their grasp of English but in Thailand you can play along with what Thai language you know and they will play along and find your attempt entertaining.Asians a…

Tai Chi

Tai ChiEnergy HealingIf you have traveled to Asia I am sure you will have come across groups of locals doing Tai chi,it is not just in China but in most Asian countries,if you travel by a large open public area or park you will come across it, with early morning or evening the best time to see it.Tai Chi is a soft form of Kung fu although it is more about finding your bodies rythem and relaxing the body and mind than being able to fly through the air and knock 30 kung fu fighters to the ground.O…

Thailand Reptiles and Insects

Thailand Reptiles and InsectsSnakes andcreepy crawlies.I was one of the lucky few to get Dengi fever inBangkok not a fun experience 10 days of fever,the bite comes from a Mosquitothat bites during the day,their visits to Bangkok are not common BUT certainconditions in the wet season can bring them down from the north I have notheard of cases of Malaria in Bangkok but if traveling up north,tablets shouldbe taken and repellent and mosquito net used.I have been to thejungles of Thailand and seen on…

Thai Language

Thai LanguageLearning ThaiIn a Country like the Philippines where the English is their 2nd language relying on English to communicate is fine in Thailand you can get by as there are English speakers around but there will be times when speaking Thai is necessary or at least a big help.For tourists the basics is enough,and it is always polite to learn the basics of the language if you are to be visiting the country.You will encounter many English speaking Thais who will be willing to help you with…

Golfing Asia

Golfing AsiaI have covered golf in Thailand what about golf in Asia.There are many great golf courses in the Philippines and Malaysia,well all Asian countries have their Golf courses,,where would the business men go with out them,they are where the best deals are made and where new business contacts hands are shaken.Asia is going through a golfing fever with its increase in business investment and the business management that follows it.People like me who play find the ball has no intention of g…