Comments on: Funny Thai Signs and Sad Realities http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/02/funny-thai-signs-and-sad-realities/ Sat, 02 Jan 2010 05:29:02 -0500 hourly 1 By: john http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/02/funny-thai-signs-and-sad-realities/comment-page-1/#comment-7218 john Thu, 04 Jun 2009 18:35:02 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1896#comment-7218 i feel the same about those beutifull beasts myself i have never seen them use the spike in udon thani i feel the same about those beutifull beasts myself i have never seen them use the spike in udon thani

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/02/funny-thai-signs-and-sad-realities/comment-page-1/#comment-7216 Talen Wed, 03 Jun 2009 17:07:53 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1896#comment-7216 I really hope they are offering money to the mahouts and they stop using elephants. I've seen spikes used at some of the big Thailand attractions as well as in the street. Not a pretty sight. I really hope they are offering money to the mahouts and they stop using elephants. I’ve seen spikes used at some of the big Thailand attractions as well as in the street. Not a pretty sight.

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By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/02/funny-thai-signs-and-sad-realities/comment-page-1/#comment-7215 Catherine Wed, 03 Jun 2009 08:33:51 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1896#comment-7215 In some women's bathrooms you'll find signs that say, 'don't stand on the toilets'. And not just in Thailand... I'd be following behind a well-dressed lass only to find muddy shoe prints on the toilet tops. How they can balance in heels, I'll never know. <abbr><em>Catherines last blog post..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/womenlearnthai/PKcd/~3/hA09qHuBirs/" rel="nofollow">YouTube: Thai Tylenol Ad and Tones</a></abbr></em> In some women’s bathrooms you’ll find signs that say, ‘don’t stand on the toilets’.

And not just in Thailand…

I’d be following behind a well-dressed lass only to find muddy shoe prints on the toilet tops.

How they can balance in heels, I’ll never know.

Catherines last blog post..YouTube: Thai Tylenol Ad and Tones

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By: Pete, FrogBlogger http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/02/funny-thai-signs-and-sad-realities/comment-page-1/#comment-7213 Pete, FrogBlogger Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:12:53 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1896#comment-7213 Think they've put a halt (or say they have) to elephants in Bangkok over the last few days, after that recent road accident. Three warnings, then a massive (by Thai mahout standards) fine. I also read that they government was offering mahouts a large sum of money if they hand over their elephant, something like a million or a couple of million baht? <abbr><em>Pete, FrogBloggers last blog post..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Frogblog-Thaidings/~3/Z56VCygd1dQ/that-old-chestnut-farang-men-thai-girls.html" rel="nofollow">That old chestnut... farang men, Thai girls</a></abbr></em> Think they’ve put a halt (or say they have) to elephants in Bangkok over the last few days, after that recent road accident. Three warnings, then a massive (by Thai mahout standards) fine. I also read that they government was offering mahouts a large sum of money if they hand over their elephant, something like a million or a couple of million baht?

Pete, FrogBloggers last blog post..That old chestnut… farang men, Thai girls

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By: Mike http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/02/funny-thai-signs-and-sad-realities/comment-page-1/#comment-7212 Mike Wed, 03 Jun 2009 03:59:10 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1896#comment-7212 Talen, one of my pet subjects (no pun intended). It is always sad to see elephants in the big city or indeed being used in other places as tourist transport. Thai mahouts also use an evil spike to hit the beast with which I never saw in India for example. Some of my favourite elephant watching has been in Africa where generally speaking they remain where they should be, in National Parks, in a wild state but available to be observed by tourists. Everyones happy, the guides make money, the tourists get close to wild animals and importantly the animals live naturally most of the time. <abbr><em>Mikes last blog post..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheTeflDon/~3/Gpxq3r7T0xY/children-in-thai-forigner-relationships.html" rel="nofollow">Children in Thai Foreigner Relationships</a></abbr></em> Talen, one of my pet subjects (no pun intended). It is always sad to see elephants in the big city or indeed being used in other places as tourist transport. Thai mahouts also use an evil spike to hit the beast with which I never saw in India for example.

Some of my favourite elephant watching has been in Africa where generally speaking they remain where they should be, in National Parks, in a wild state but available to be observed by tourists.

Everyones happy, the guides make money, the tourists get close to wild animals and importantly the animals live naturally most of the time.

Mikes last blog post..Children in Thai Foreigner Relationships

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By: Nomadic Matt http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/02/funny-thai-signs-and-sad-realities/comment-page-1/#comment-7211 Nomadic Matt Wed, 03 Jun 2009 03:33:41 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1896#comment-7211 the issue with elephants in Bangkok is really sad. Though illegal, the police do nothing and the oblivious tourists continue to feed them. The elephants are drugged and abused and don't belong in Bangkok <abbr><em>Nomadic Matts last blog post..<a href="http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/ko-phi-phi/" rel="nofollow">Ko Phi Phi</a></abbr></em> the issue with elephants in Bangkok is really sad. Though illegal, the police do nothing and the oblivious tourists continue to feed them. The elephants are drugged and abused and don’t belong in Bangkok

Nomadic Matts last blog post..Ko Phi Phi

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