It seemed a good idea at the time. The village chosen by Bob Andrews as a refuge from the chaos of Bangkok lay just off the north-south motorway. His partner Pan already ran the village store and noodle shop. Why not expand the business to include an English-style tea shop? But Bob hadn't done his homework. Thai motorway travelers are in too much of a hurry to break their journey for a pot of tea and a plate of crumpets. And Thai villagers eat rice soup for breakfast, not bacon and eggs. Nevertheless, Bob did gain some profit from his failed enterprise, winning a rare insight into the life of a typical Thai village.
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About the Author
Veteran journalist, feature writer, television author and producer (London Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Bavarian TV, Deutsche Welle). First book, "Boom Boom Baby," published in 2006. After the success of "Boom Boom Baby" ("a gem": Pattaya Mail), British author Bob Andrews returns to rural northern Thailand to ruminate on his failed attempt to run an English teashop in a Thai village where grilled frogs are more of a delicacy than crumpets and cream.