Next week I embark on a trip to Australia to speak at a Thai roadshow. I am excited at the prospect of passing on my sporadically keen observances of the Thai way of life to innocent Australians.
While I will touch on cultural no-nos during my speeches, it did get me compiling a list _ as I am wont to do on lonely dry public holidays _ of mistakes we Westerners make upon coming to Thailand.
I did not rank my list, as I am wont to do when lonely dry public holidays run over two days. I present it to you here as a cautionary tale for any new arrival wanting to make good with the locals.
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