Do not adjust your Net – the bizarre way the world sees Thailand

Do not adjust your Net - the bizarre way the world sees Thailand - The Nation, May 26, 2007
...Working on the Internet, I am often dumbstruck at some of the questions I get asked by potential travellers to Thailand: "Steve, can I buy shampoo and toothpaste in Thailand or must I bring my own?" Or: "Excuse me Steve, if I eat on the street will I get food poisoning?" "Certainly", I reply, "and don't forget, when travelling north, the only mode of transportation is elephant".
Or how about this one I was told by a newly arrived backpacker, and I am not joking: "I heard that if I wanna score some dope I should go to the back of any police station and ask some dodgy-looking cop"...


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