T is for Tourist
I am really surprised to admit that I enjoyed visiting Kuala Lumpur more than Bangkok last week. Why? Like Tyler Durden and Marla Singer, it comes down to the t word: tourist.
Not only is Bangkok full of actual tourists, but also a whole heap of tourist leaches who think you’re one and try to con you out of all your baht and dignity, quickly making you feel like an asshole because you pretend you can’t speak English. During our ten days in Malaysia I didn’t encounter this once. Not once.
After a day in Bangkok I felt like buying this shirt. But that would make me a tourist too, wouldn’t it? (see my new 5ive)
Photo by dittmeyer
A is for Alien
I found a Chinese arrival card in the seat pocket on the plane. I thought the use of the word Alien is hilarious. Not that I’d be going to China anytime soon, why would you want to go somewhere where they censor the internet?