April 12, 2017 – Dongtan Gay Beach, Thailand – Oh My…

April 12, 2017 – Dongtan Gay Beach, Thailand – Oh My Buddha! It was so hot today. The weather report said 89 degrees Fahrenheit, but with the humidity factored in it felt like 100. Fortunately there was a breeze on the beach. Because it was so stinking hot, I snapped up a durian popsicle stick from one of the pushy, pertinacious peddlers. For anyone that knows durian, it is has a very strong, pungent odor. It is banned from most hotels and businesses. I’m guessing he had a hard time selling them because he was only asking 20 Thai baht. Normally ice cream goes for 40 or 60 on the beach. I just can’t resist a bargain no matter how putrid. It’s actually not that bad once you get used to it. It reminds me of bananas except much creamier and richer. And sweeter.

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One a.m. and eighty degrees, and the girl is shivering in her…

One a.m. and eighty degrees, and the girl is shivering in her sweater.

At the chicken noodle stand near the corner of Happy and Gay, Dongtan Beach.

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I don’t know what it means but I love it.

I don’t know what it means but I love it.

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Cafe Rawn. The Thai version of cafe bonbon, the coffee treat left to the world by the Spanish Conquistadors. Very strong coffee grounds are steeped in hot water, making an espresso strength liquid. Strained and poured over ice with equal amounts of condensed milk, it’s cool coffee bliss for those stifling hot tropical afternoons. Just 20 baht, about sixty cents USD. More in my forthcoming ebook: Dongtan Confidential. #coffee #damngoodcoffee #coffeebliss #thaifood #thailife #jomtienpattaya #ebook #dongtanconfidential

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Celebrity Bug Chef Jomtien Pattaya

 

People line up when they see him coming. He’s the guy that plays and sings for you while he cooks up your order of friend grasshoppers, scorpions, crickets, and frogs.