A short walk from the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, I came upon this dazzling array of shoes for sale, all haphazardly thrown across a simple plastic mat. Barefoot girls dashed about the tiny space like little bumping cars trying to grab a pair before someone else did. The shop-keeper’s only role seemed to be to ensure noone walked off with his shoes and of course to collect the fixed price of 120 Thai bhat (less than US$ 4!). For someone like me who detests bargaining, this was perfect.
- RT @sarahwollaston: I could not remain a member of the Conservative Party if PM changed her main policy objective to delivering No Deal and… 11 hours ago
- RT @guyverhofstadt: Those, like Jeremy Hunt, who glorify a no–deal #Brexit are totally irresponsible. It is not the job of politicians to m… 11 hours ago
- RT @PeterStefanovi2: These 2 clips, just 7 days apart, sum up the rank, self serving hypocrisy of Jacob Rees Mogg and every thing that is r… 1 day ago
- RT @FinancialTimes: Amy Kazmin: India's social media satirists are being cornered by colonial-era laws that make it a crime to offend 'reli… 1 day ago
- RT @RangaSiyaar1: Rioter Sajjan Kumar convicted is good news but don't forget that convicted rioters Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi are not… 1 day ago