Ten things I miss in Thailand

While I recently wrote about ten things I love and ten things I hate about Thailand, there are also some ‘things’ that I miss while being in Thailand…

  1. My friends, family and perhaps most of all: my beagle Luca..Luca
  2. Bicycles! Biking on the road in Bangkok would basically mean killing yourself,
    especially for an outsider like me, so that’s a no-go. It may also be a little too hot to be biking around… In connection to this, I miss biking lanes and smooth pedestrian walkways (or just pavements without loose tiles and random gaps would be nice)
  3. Animal shelters. With all those stray dogs and cats, I am almost tempted to house them myself – although my rental contract prohibits me from doing so…
  4. Vegetarian-friendly labelling on food packaging. Actually, English-language food labels – Thai is so hard to read!
  5. Six-packs of 1.5 liter Coca Cola Light bottles. They only have cans, not even 0.5 liter bottles…
  6. Rachel’s Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt. I’ve been missing this since 2009 actually, since I haven’t been able to find it anywhere outside of the UK.
  7. Great chocolate and cheese for a decent price.
  8. Late night summer sunsets. Having dinner and drinks on a cafe terrace while the sun is slowly setting around 8 pm – I miss that kind of fun and chillaxation!
  9. Wearing jeans. It’s too hot to wear jeans, but I still love them…
  10. Official Apple Stores. Now my MacBook is about to die – it has been having failures more frequently for the past few months, it’s like a computer cancer…! – I am very worried about this. In the UK, Apple Store replaced my harddrive, keyboard, anything without extra cost even though the official warranty was expired. I am pretty sure this kind (of) service will be hard, if not impossible, to find in Bangkok…


    1. Thanks for the tip! I actually came across them, they seem to do great work and I would love to volunteer with them. There is still a lack of shelters though… There should be far more of these!

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