Tourists are returning to Thailand, bars are opening, the Thailand pass is going away (for Thais at least) and there is now talk of the mask mandate being lifted. Thailand has returned, all that remains for now is to see if it will return to its former glory.
June 1st is a big day for Thailand, in fact the entire month is important to the country. The Covid will supposedly be declared endemic by the Thai government, much to the chagrin of the World Health Organization. The mask mandate will supposedly disappear, at least for those who aren’t pregnant, ill, in poorly ventilated areas or amidst huge crowds.
I use the word supposedly, because governments often change their minds and media headlines are either far too optimistic or far too pessimistic. The Thailand Pass will be eliminated. The Thailand Pass remains in use…for now. The Thailand Pass will only remain in effect for the filthy foreigners.
Mai pen rai. Jai yen-yen. Sabai sabai. Don’t worry, be happy. Easy come, easy go. Relax, take it easy. The question of the moment is whether or not the Thai government is going to monkey around with the Monkeypox 1.0. Monkeypox 1.0, coming to a city near you — danger, danger, danger! Close all Starbucks and shut down the world.
I’ve always disliked monkeys. Obnoxious, thieving bastards, they are. And what makes it even worse is even the little ones are capable of ripping you to shreds. Anytime I see monkeys I always get the feeling a few of them are looking at me as if to say, “One day we will take over and take everything from you humans.”
Monkeypox is nothing to sneeze at. Well, it probably doesn’t matter if you sneeze if everyone is wearing a diaper on their face. Actually, if you look at photos of Monkeypox, it can be quite nasty. In rare cases, certain types of the virus can be fatal. However, transmission is difficult and it’s not in the same league — supposedly — as the Covid.
Fuck me, monkeypox. I don’t know, maybe we’re being a little too preemptive? Looking for the next virus or boulder that’s going to fall on our head? War, a food shortage that’s supposedly — there’s that word again — going to get worse, monkeypox. And let’s not even broach the subject of politics. We already know the sky is falling, so maybe governments around the world can just fuck off and let us all go about our lives before we all get crushed and die.
That said, if you’re here reading or watching, you’re still alive. So let us be grateful.
Welcome back to the old site. Sometimes old is better than new and in this case, I chose to go with a website design platform (Weebly) over a merchant platform (Shopify). The member's site is working—obviously or you wouldn't be reading this—I just need to catch up and update the site with new content. So stay tuned.
The insurance must cover travel, as well as COVID-19.
COVID-19 coverage meets the 50,000 USD coverage requirement to enter thailand, as well as the 100,000 USD visa requirement for some visas.
The following packages are all acceptable for Thailand Pass applications.
Valid for Test & Go, Sandbox, and AQ stay.
In the coming week this website will be undergoing a few changes. If for some reason you are unable to enter the member's site or the site is down, it won't be for more than an hour. Every so often I get that stale feeling (in more ways than one) and this is one of those times. So changes and upgrades are my solution to the staleness. The main changes will be the color scheme and design, but there will be other changes.
FYI: My wife and I depart for Chiang Mai on Friday. We had planned on staying four days, however we decided to add an extra day. I'm hoping to do some trekking and get in at least two runs down the river. We considered traveling by train, however a first class cabin was more expensive than airfare so we quickly nixed the idea.