Starbucks don't care in Asia?

With Earth Day coming soon I was impressed by Starbucks with their offer of a recyclable cup if you went in with the App and the code.

Imagine my surprise when they told me me that this was not in Asia.


Dear Tim,
Thank you for taking the time to contact Starbucks Coffee Company.
I am sorry that you were unable to take advantage of this offer.
Throughout the year we have a variety of different promotional offers, some of which are valid only on for a limited period of time on a specific date and some of which are valid for longer periods. We hope that you will be able to join us to take advantage of one of our offers in the future. Additionally, the promotion was only available in UK stores.
We appreciate all feedback from our customers and I would like to assure you that your comments have been shared with our marketing team for their consideration.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us and if I can help further please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Yours sincerely,

Starbucks Customer Care

(I changed the text to RED) 
Additionally, the promotion was only available in UK stores - because?

Essential guide to Thailand

I liked the idea of the Beautiful Temples 

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet - my visit to Ayutthaya
 Wat Rong Khun - my visit
Wat Suthat - the Giant Swing was in the middle
Wat Phra Kaew - visited but we were too late
Wat Mahathatmy visit to Ayutthaya

the National Parks.

Carry-On Luggage

Well this is their list - Written by Arzo Travels

But I have to add those cables...

What would you add as a necessity?

April - You know you have lived in Thailand when...

The petrol pump attendant walks away whilst filling up your car...

After moving to Bangkok I have become aware of things which are now normal to me because I live here – and subsequently a facebook site about this “You Know You've Lived In Thailand when.....” –   
so once a month I will contribute to this.

The Weekend in Pattaya

Pattaya is somewhere which I first experienced 30 years ago and we stayed at the Royal Cliff Hotel and we were going back there for the weekend.

We needed breakfast so we stopped at the Silver Lake Vineyard but it was closed so we went back to the big rock with the Buddha carving on it - Khao Chi Chan - Buddha Mountain OR Laser Mountain.

 Then to the Viharna Sien - a Chinese Temple which has now become a museum for collectable antiques - quite spectacular! Then it was back to Silver Lake.

Jemma spotted an upside house - so we had a play at Upside-down Pattaya.

Then on to the Amari Residences for somewhere to stay - very nice, the pool with the swim-up bar and slide were fun - nobody else in the pool!

Then out for dinner at The Sky Gallery - nice food and nice sunset.

Then the Chocolate Factory for a coffee and dessert.

The next morning we drove up Wat Phra Tamanak Mountain - a small temple on the top of a steep hill but adjacent to a very busy tourist spot - Chumponket Udomsak Monument - I think that many people were there for the view 

Then the viewpoint - quite a view! 

Then lunch at Chariot Pub and Restaurant.

Purchased some salt on the way home. Not the Pattaya that many people see...