Songkran in Thailand
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Songkran is a holiday in Thailand that I avoided for many years. For those not familiar with it, Songkran is a festival in Thailand that the Thais call their New Year (though they also celebrate the international new year and Chinese new year). It dates back to ancient times and coincides with the lunar calendar […]

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Ron “Mad Yank” Fanelli Gets 10 Years, 3 Months

I’m not sure how I missed this in the Thai press but it appears that Ron “Mad Yank” Fanelli has received a 10 year, 3 month sentence for the murder of Wanphen Pienjai. PHUKET: Ronald Fanelli, the former US Navy officer who was convicted this week of murdering a Phuket bar hostess and sentenced to […]

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Stingrays in Grand Cayman and Skydiving in Cali

Some more non-poker related videos. Here’s a video shot in Grand Cayman of a stingray feeding dive we did. The funny part is that for all of the danger people think is involved with diving with sharks I actually received my worst animal related bite from a stingray. While trying to feed one of the […]

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Shark Diving

Last night I did an interview for the Poker Affiliate Listings radio/podcast show and Jeremy mentioned my list of travels. Well, coincidentally I’ve been going through a bunch of old videos and such and ran across some stuff that I thought I would share for those of you who enjoy some of the non-poker content […]

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Calvin Ayre in Bangkok

Classic Calvin – Bangkok Delicacies Video Video by Gaming & Poker news – CalvinAyre.com I thought this was entertaining. Calvin and his friend hit up Patpong and eat bugs. When people ask me why I like Thailand so much, this is it. You can go out and have a once in a lifetime experience like […]

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Phi Phi Island

Just to break things up a bit from the Full Tilt suspension news, here’s what I was doing a few hours before the news broke.

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The Hangover II and Reality
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Okay, I’ve already started receiving emails from friends wanting to know how accurate The Hangover II is to real life in Bangkok. First off, let me say that it’s about as accurate as The Hangover was to Las Vegas. By that I mean that there are as many people stealing police cars, waking up with […]

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Happy Songkran

If people had been wondering where I was all last week, I was up in Phetchabun for the Songkran festival. Songkran is a religious holiday but over the years it has sort of developed into a three-day nationwide water fight. I prefer the Phetchabun type of Songkran because it’s civilized. In Bangkok, Pattaya, or any […]

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Fanelli ‘Found to be Sane’
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Just a quick update on Ron “The Mad Yank” Fanelli. After five months of psychiatric review in Surat Thani Fanelli is back in Phuket prison deemed to be sane. Fanelli requested the psychiatric examination after saying he was unsure of why he did what he did. You can read more about that here: Phuket Wan […]

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Holidays Overseas

My dad just sent me an email asking if I was doing anything special for Christmas. I was just thinking about this topic the other day and had been considering writing about spending holidays overseas so I told my dad I would go ahead and write the blog post as I think it might be […]

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Visa Run To Laos

Tired of having to go down to immigration every 60 days, paying 2000 baht and requesting a 30 visa extension, and then having to leave the country and sit around in another country waiting for another visa – always unsure if they’ll approve back-to-back tourist visas – I decided to sign up for another year’s […]

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Ayutthaya

On Sunday, about 30 members of Thailand Friends went up to the ancient city of Ayutthaya for a little outing to take pics and check out this very beautiful city.  I’ve included some photos from the trip. \ This was why we were in the Fun-Vee.  Ok!!!

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