25 million people make their way to Thailand each year, luckily we play a part in this statistic. We travelled to Bangkok and Phuket late October. Street food, markets, curry, booze, there’s nothing Thailand doesn’t have to offer. We heard, saw and participated in some weird things too. I’ll run you through a quick story;
A young local Thai girl was in hysterics crying by herself on a table. Her mate came along to the table, sat next to her and asked her what was wrong. “he’s gone, he’s gone” she weeped. “who’s gone?” He asked. “Robert, he’s left forever. He’s flown home”. Her friend burst out in uncontrollable laughter, I was left in confusion. What a strange response. After controlling himself he said “they’ll be another Robert on the plane tomorrow hunny”. She instantly perked up and started laughing too, it was like a light bulb had been stitched on.
This illustrates the tourism boom throughout Thailand and how all tourists are disposable, they’ll always be another Robert! If you get chance to go to Thailand, GO! You’ll find an in-depth analysis accompanied by an array of images in episode 6 of the melted magic mag.