It’s a cold start to 2018 here in Brighton but an exciting one for Indio Internet.
I have spent the last few months restructuring a business strategy from the current status as a web design and graphics service to specialising in web sites and a digital consultancy for Startups and digital nomad entrepreneurs.
The Brighton Erotic Boudoir is a website that I designed for my dear friend and business associate Koulla Kokkuli also known as Mistress Dometria. I have done quite a few sites for Koulla and host them on my servers! we have been working together for about nine years now so planning this website was pretty much part of my normal modus operandi and I also knew the subject matter pretty well.
The one thing I had to get spot on though was the branding , look and feel and a pretty complex booking for that would work with Paypal. Being WordPress, this was not so much of a challenge as a range of plugins were available
I first arrived in Bangkok in 2012 on an invitation from a life long friend who lives and works there as a teacher! First impressions…? Well, not exactly overwhelmed to be honest! For a start, they drive on the same side of the road as us and the cars look similar to that of the UK. But it was fucking hot! Not just hot hot but the kind of hot that sucks your breath out of your sweat glands.
It’s always hot in Bangkok! Thailand has three seasons, Wet, Hot and cold. Cold rarely gets below 80 degrees, Wet season requires amphibious transport and Hot season is at best, uncomfortable and at worst, a danger to the mortality of even the most health conscious.
It takes a while you get used to the heat and indeed the way of life! And that is not something that comes in a 2 week visit
So, another Visa run and another flight out of Bangkok! This time I decided to take my lovely girlfriend Gift with me to Siem Reap in Cambodia. I’d heard so much about it from fellow DC’s and co workers that I decided that I must see it for myself! And off to Don Muang airport in a Uber black we went, and then I realised that Gift had never flown before! She’s got her new passport and was a bit nervous. Even being in the airport had her trembling. Not many Thai people have a passport, let alone fly so this was a big deal for her, and the fact that she was leaving her 16 year old daughter behind with her sister. She was a tad distressed.
We got on the Air Asia plane which was all very normal for me being a frequent flyer, we taxi’ed along the run way and I held her hand as we picked up speed and took off.