THIS IS A TRANSLATED VERSION OF THIS SWEDISH POST!
This post was written (somewhat edited) in November 2012, and posted on my previous Onsugar-blog.
I’ve decided to share with all of you what I like the most of my new home country, and what I like the least. Today I will share what I dislike about Thailand. Start with the bad news, or so to speak. I’m sure I will want to add things as time pass by, but this is how the list looks today.
This is what I don’t like with my new home country Thailand:
- Thais don’t really understand the importance of the environmental issues; they don’t realise they too have a responsibility not throwing their crap everywhere.
- It’s a very corrupt country, from top to bottom.
- There is a lot of bureaucracy for nothing; surely about 50 years behind Sweden.
- Too many tourists taking advantage of the locals.
- Too many locals taking advantage of the tourists.
- Thais don’t like confrontations or conflicts.
- All preconceptions about everything and anything.
- Thais’ knowledge about the world can be very limited.
- The lack of respect for traffic rules, or laws in general.
- The nonchalance; sometimes the idle lifestyle can turn into not caring at all.
- All the neglected dogs and cats on the streets.
- Thais sometimes treat animals with great disrespect. (added 120220)
- Thais think it’s ok to use corporal punishment as a way of raising their children. (added 120220)
- Thais think it’s ok to hit misbehaving dogs (and all animals for that matter). (added 120220)
- Pad Thai – the number one dish all farangs are supposed to like!
- The fact I never get enough chili in my food, simply because I’m not Thai. (added 120220)
- The constant use of the word “farang” instead of my name. Last time I checked I did have one. (added 120220)
I’d like to make a point here – these are all generalisations I’m making here. There are Thai people not fitting my judgmental biased opinions, but there are also those who do.
Next time you’ll see what I love about this country (believe it or not there are actually things I love), and hopefully you’ll have a greater understanding why I want to live here permanently! 😉