Comments on: Thailand Holidays 2010 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/ Wed, 10 Feb 2010 05:17:12 +0700 hourly 1 By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9204 Catherine Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:56:42 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9204 Pork marinated in alcohol... [shudder] In Brunei they did have pork, but it was so heavily salted that it was made almost useless. Rumours ran the country and there was one going around that it was a deliberate ploy by the Muslim government to discourage the eating of pork. Do I miss having to buy dreadful pork products in a special room manned by non Muslims? No. Do I miss having to go over the border on booze runs? No. Do I miss my weird cravings for pork and alcohol? Not at all. But the thought of pork marinated in alcohol... [shudder] Pork marinated in alcohol… [shudder]

In Brunei they did have pork, but it was so heavily salted that it was made almost useless. Rumours ran the country and there was one going around that it was a deliberate ploy by the Muslim government to discourage the eating of pork.

Do I miss having to buy dreadful pork products in a special room manned by non Muslims? No. Do I miss having to go over the border on booze runs? No. Do I miss my weird cravings for pork and alcohol? Not at all.

But the thought of pork marinated in alcohol… [shudder]

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9203 Talen Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:48:14 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9203 Cat, if the pork was marinated in alcohol it might make up for it a little :) Cat, if the pork was marinated in alcohol it might make up for it a little :)

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By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9202 Catherine Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:48:51 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9202 Talen, You are soooooo right. I was coming from a dry country (Brunei) without a drop in my luggage. Only to find that Thailand was dry too. Escaping from Brunei, I usually did two things: Stock up on pork products and alcohol. So going from looooong dry spell to an unexpected dry was... grrrrrrr... And face it. Being able to eat pork just doesn't make up for the dry. Talen, You are soooooo right. I was coming from a dry country (Brunei) without a drop in my luggage. Only to find that Thailand was dry too.

Escaping from Brunei, I usually did two things: Stock up on pork products and alcohol.

So going from looooong dry spell to an unexpected dry was… grrrrrrr…

And face it. Being able to eat pork just doesn’t make up for the dry.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9201 Talen Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:38:12 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9201 I agree...will be a great day to be in Thailand this year. I agree…will be a great day to be in Thailand this year.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9200 Talen Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:37:44 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9200 You can't get angry at holidays Cat...unless they are dry and you get caught unaware. You can’t get angry at holidays Cat…unless they are dry and you get caught unaware.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9199 Talen Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:37:01 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9199 Martyn, if you work for the federal government in America you get twice as many holidays...they need the time off from screwing us. Actually the Thai cabinet just approved a few more days off. Songkran will be adding a day this year and the Queens birthday.Mothers day will now be celebrated from August 12th-15th. Martyn, if you work for the federal government in America you get twice as many holidays…they need the time off from screwing us.

Actually the Thai cabinet just approved a few more days off. Songkran will be adding a day this year and the Queens birthday.Mothers day will now be celebrated from August 12th-15th.

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By: aTravelAroundTheWorld http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9197 aTravelAroundTheWorld Tue, 15 Dec 2009 10:00:50 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9197 Thanks for the list,I did not know about it until now. I notice that this year San Valentine is also the Chinese new Year! Good day to visit Thailand... Thanks for the list,I did not know about it until now.
I notice that this year San Valentine is also the Chinese new Year!
Good day to visit Thailand…

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By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9196 Catherine Tue, 15 Dec 2009 05:06:39 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9196 I am always running up against of Thai holidays, so keeping a list is a must. One year, before I moved to Thailand permanently, I spent Christmas in Changmai. It was only after I arrived that I was told 'no alcohol'. Grrrrrrrrr. It was voting time... again... But like everything else in Thailand, laws are made to be broken. The western pubs did pull out the grog for Christmas. .-= Catherine´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/womenlearnthai/PKcd/~3/TbWe8p26Xzg/" rel="nofollow">Thai Language Thai Culture: Looking for Rhymes in all the Wrong Places</a> =-. I am always running up against of Thai holidays, so keeping a list is a must.

One year, before I moved to Thailand permanently, I spent Christmas in Changmai. It was only after I arrived that I was told ‘no alcohol’. Grrrrrrrrr. It was voting time… again…

But like everything else in Thailand, laws are made to be broken. The western pubs did pull out the grog for Christmas.
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By: Martyn http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/12/12/thailand-holidays-2010/comment-page-1/#comment-9193 Martyn Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:48:45 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2280#comment-9193 I always thought Thailand had a lot of holidays but until you see them listed you don't realize just how many. I'll be there for New Year but the Chinese New Year I won't, I must see that one day, firecrackers spring to mind. Songkran and Loy Krathong I have stayed in the LOS for but they both fall at the wrong times of the year for me as I like to be there for Christmas. Songkran is the bigger possibility of the two. Why doesn't the UK have as many holidays and I believe the US has even less than we do. .-= Martyn´s last blog ..<a href="http://www.thaisabai.org/2009/12/you-oughta-drink-the-water/" rel="nofollow">You Oughta Drink the Water</a> =-. I always thought Thailand had a lot of holidays but until you see them listed you don’t realize just how many.

I’ll be there for New Year but the Chinese New Year I won’t, I must see that one day, firecrackers spring to mind.

Songkran and Loy Krathong I have stayed in the LOS for but they both fall at the wrong times of the year for me as I like to be there for Christmas. Songkran is the bigger possibility of the two. Why doesn’t the UK have as many holidays and I believe the US has even less than we do.
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