The nicest cup of tea I have ever had

Written by Mike

Topics: Travel

I am in Thailand now and this weekend some elections are being held. I took a quick look at the online edition of the Bangkok Post and couldn’t find anything about it. And why would this bother a foreigner holidaying in Thailand? Perhaps to give Thai people a chance to spend some time thinking about their votes, the government has banned the sale of alcohol.

Most of the bars are closed and it is unusually quiet. 7-11 which generally sells alcohol 24 hours have stopped selling, but smaller stores get around it by wrapping your drinks in newspaper.

Some bars stay open, but are keeping the music down. The ones that continue to sell alcohol serve it in coffee mugs.

A guy next to me earlier today downed his Heineken and said, “That was the nicest cup of tea I ever had”.

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  1. lissie says:

    That’s weird isn’t – run into the same thing in India years ago too – no booze even if you are not eligible to vote!

  2. amita says:

    haha. isn’t that interesting? Hello , I’m Thai . I found your website by the keyword “young retire” in google since I am in reseaching about that topic for my new book. I havn’t read l of your articles yet. So I guess you are one of people who can reach your retirement early.(or very very early). I havn’t retired myself yet but now i’m not in the rat race and work for myself. I can say i’m partly did it.

    Enjoy your stay in Thailand!

  3. Mike says:

    It was elections on again this weekend, so another dry weekend. It was very weird in Bangkok with many of the bars closed.

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