10 Things I miss living in Thailand
Thailand is pretty awesome you can get basically everything that you can get back home bar a few things. And it's those few things that you can really crave for sometimes. There are of course things you can get in Thailand but are super expensive it's a rare treat that you enjoy such things like T-bone steaks you can get them here but there so expensive you can't eat them everyday. So here is a list of things I miss sometimes because I can't get these here.
10. No Grassy Fields
There are no grassy fields in Thailand. Sure you can always find an open space at the local university but when you start talking about parks and declared open public spaces Thailand doesn't offer many and the ones that are out there are always overcrowded.
9. Tivo In Thailand
Well sadly Tivo I can't get in Thailand and if you can please someone post a comment and tell me how to do it because watching TV without Tivo is terrible. Now I don't even watch it but when the misses starts watching the Thai soaps sometimes you wish you could just tell her to tivo it and watch it later (when your not around!)
8. White girls
Just because I live in Thailand doesn't mean I'm anti White girl either. A beautiful woman from anywhere in the world is still a beautiful woman and getting the odd shag of some random white chick is something I miss on occasion. Not that there arn't any white girls coming to Thailand, there is, plenty. But I don't really hang out those areas and with all the available young Thai chicks seems pointless to even try.
7. Good Pizza
How you manage to mess up such a simple food item is beyond me. However in Thailand don't expect too much or you'll be let down. Even the big pizza shops like Pizza Hut do a poor job. Back home 20 bucks I'd have two large pizzas and some coke, here you'd be lucky to get that and even if you did the quality would be shit house.
6. Beer with me mates
Sure i've got mates in Thailand, I know a fair few people, but people are always coming and going here. Friends back home are still always around and in some ways it's cool being away because when you get back you get a good reception but still sometimes you just feel like going down to the local to hang out.
5. Smith's Salt and Vineger chips
Salt and vinegar chips are my favourite potato chips in the world. And for some reason I can't find them anywhere but in the supermarkets back in Aus. There must be somewhere you can buy them here? There are websites but seems a waste to do that, this is of course a list of things I miss living in Thailand but even though I miss them I could still live without them. Thai people like things sour and spicy while i prefer things sweet and salty like smiths crisps.
4. Mega Bookstores
I might seem like a total nerd saying that I miss the mega bookstores and if so, i'm a nerd so be it. The mega bookstore battle might be over with Borders filing bankruptcy but Barnes & nobles is still around and I really miss hanging out in places like that looking over all the books even though I'd end up buying the book online it is something I miss. The bookstores here are just babies in comparison of the 10's of thousands of books you can buy at one of the mega bookstores.
I heard there was surf in Phuket and I even read about a surfing contest down there yearly but I don't live in Phuket anyway so that wouldn't work for me here in Chiang Mai. Still I do miss the beaches of So Cal and Australia. I used to live in Newport Beach California plenty of really nice beaches with good surf too. Now i'm surounded by a mountain that's cool but you can't surf a mountain.
2. Ice Hockey
Nothing like Friday night at the hockey and even though they do have NHL games on cable TV here as do many of the local pubs but I only prefer the live action games the noise, the crowd, and the cute cheerleaders that clean up the ice. Oh yeah. The only sport played in America that is faster than a rugby game and more exciting.
Family is number one, without family you're always much lonelier in the world. Living apart from family can be either or blessing or a curse depends on ones family. Recently my mom died while I was living in Thailand and it's things like that that make you miss home and the people that really matter in your life.