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To whomever found my site by searching for the terms “Chatuchak market gone”, “Chatuchak market bomb” and “Chatuchak attack nov 2006”:
What’s this about a bomb at Chatuchak?? Each time the search came up I looked for news of a bombing — to my horror, the market is a favourite weekend spot — and found nothing. Are you trying to give me a heart attack? Where did you get your information?
Perhaps you have been misled, or are researching some subject. Perhaps you’re trying to offer me some scoop. Whatever it is, I hope you’re not planning on bombing the market, because it would really not be appreciated by anyone.
A non bitter aside, my bro-in-law Robby has a podcast that I’ve been enjoying a great deal as of late. Him and his buddy Doug basically just yap about movies, comics, politics and other general whoo ha. Check them out at www.wtfradio.ca.
Top three differences between Hanoi and Bangkok:
3. Hanoi, though stately and beautiful, likes not the foreign travellers. Bangkok, though dirty and chaotic, loves them some tourist bling.
2. In Hanoi, people speak Vietnamese and exclusively Vietnamese (or occasionally Russian). In Bangkok, people speak Thai, English, Urdu, Arabic, Swahili, Tagalog, Mandarin, Lao and occasionally German.
and number 1…
In Hanoi, an ounce and a half of weed costs about US$10. In Bangkok, three grams costs US$10. (or so I’ve heard)