From The Stickman Archives

From time to time I have covered events of historical significance in Thailand with a view to presenting what was happening on the ground to a foreign audience.  The coverage of what became known as the Red Shirt Protests in 2010 was some of the best work I have done on this site and I enjoyed being out and about with my cameras, observing what was going on, engaging with those involved and returning to my condo at the end of each day to write up what was happening and publish it on the site.  That period saw this site reach its highest ever traffic levels and despite being out in the peak of the April and May heat, I enjoyed covering those events immensely.  I also enjoyed following the political protests in 2013 and 2014 when parts of downtown Bangkok were closed.  Ditto with the floods in late 2011.

The Red Shirt Protests in Bangkok, 2010

My reports of the red shirts protests which too place in Bangkok in April and May of 2010 are widely
regarded amongst the best reports I have produced on this site and received massive traffic at the time.  It’s never easy with politics and the need to be unbiased.  These reports from the front-lines received critical acclaim and included quality photographs of all of the action in what was an intriguing time in Thailand.

Protests in Bangkok 2013 / Coup d’état in Thailand 2014

Coverage of the Bangkok protests, the Bangkok shutdown and the Coup d’état.  Photo essays, commentary, all covered from the perspective of foreign visitors with the question, Is it safe to visit Bangkok at this time answered!

Flooding in Bangkok

A recount of reports about the flooding in Thailand in late 2011.  The mainstream media’s coverage of Bangkok flooding covered the entire city, whereas I concentrated only what happened in the downtown area – where many foreigners live, work and play.

The sections below once featured on the site but they are no longer updated.  The archives remain here for you to enjoy.

Thai Bargirl Investigations & FREE Thai Girlfriend Advice

If you are involved romantically with a Thai bargirl or a lady who used to be a bargirl in Thailand, consider verifying that all is as it seems.  Has she really left that bar?  Is she no longer barfineable?  Are you the only guy in her life?  Verification of what she is up to is available, as is unlimited free advice.

Thailand Photo Galleries

Passionate about photography, I have included various photo galleries with images from Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui and Pattaya as well as more remote and less visited places such as the Isaan region.

In Focus, Bangkok Images

BKKSteve of Bangkok Images presents a monthly photography column focusing on photographic instruction, a feature photo, a blog entry, images and commentary from a weekly local photo outing, readers’ photos / experiences, and answers to readers’ questions.  It’s a weekly photography column with a Thailand slant.

Thailand Visas

Answers to all the basic questions about a foreigner can you stay in Thailand.  What are all of the different types of visa and how do you go about getting one?  What is 90-day reporting?  Are deportation and blacklisting the same thing?  A brief history of the visa loopholes foreigners have exploited to be able to reside in Thailand long-term, along with common sense advice on how to stay in Thailand legally – and not merely a rehash or translation of the law.

Thailand Characters

The original Thailand characters photo gallery, a collection of photos of Thai people taken in 2004 and 2005.  With a ready smile on their face and no aversion to having their photo taken, Thais are great to photograph.

Teacher Tim

Teacher Tim’s thoughts and tales from the classroom in Thailand.  If you’re thinking about teaching in Bangkok, or anywhere in Thailand, this foreign ajarn tells you what it’s really like!