10 Years in The Pen…. For Your Pen?

Where Will Your Next Trip Take You?

Are you a vaper?

Do you love inhaling and exhaling delicious vape flavored clouds that disintegrate in seconds?

Do you find yourself gripping your KAOS Spectrum mod more than your own precious child’s hand?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then fair warning, you better not have your sights set on vacationing in a popular Southeast Asian destination, famously known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha and of course, animal shows.

Below, is a list of the upcoming 2017 November Holidays to remember:

  •  – Nov 1— All Saints’ Day
  •  – Nov 2— All Souls’ Day
  •  – Nov 7— Election Day
  •  – Nov 10— Marine Corps Birthday
  •  – Nov 11— Veterans Day
  •  – Nov 23— Thanksgiving
  •  – Nov 24— Presidents Day
  •  – Nov 24— Lincoln’s Birthday
  •  – Nov 24— Black Friday
  •  – Nov 24— American Indian Heritage Day
  •  – Nov 27— Cyber Monday.

Needless to say, November is a month full of holidays and opportunities to set sail, which means you are probably ironing out that old bucket list that’s been tucked away in your desk all summer long.

As you run your finger down along the yellow sheet, passed the handwritten names of countries with lines drawn through them, you’re amazed at how many places you’ve already traveled to.

Damn! I’ve been around.

It seems as though your bucket list is complete. You have a Passport stamp for every country on this list. And then you come to the last name on your list, Thailand. There is no line drawn through this name. You ponder on the idea and then do a quick Kayak search and your eyes alight with excitement as you see how inexpensive airline tickets are this time a month. With your vape in your hand, you go to finalize the purchase of your ticket when your newborn baby starts to cry, pulling you away from booking your flight and saving you from a possible 10 year prison sentence.  That’s right, TEN HARD YEARS BEHIND BARS, in a cell with some scary characters.

As crazy as it sounds, it’s true. In November 2014, Thailand approved legislation outlawing the import and export of e-cigarettes into the country. Though spotting a vaper in Thailand is not a rare sight, these individuals are technically breaking the law as possession is illegal.

“The sale or supply of e-cigarettes and similar devices is banned and you could face a heavy fine or up to five-year imprisonment if found guilty. Several British Nationals have been arrested for possession of vaporizers and e-cigarettes,” says Thailand’s Foreign Office.

Tour operators that handle trips to Thailand advices travelers to check with the Foreign Office before embarking on a trip. Travelers are encouraged to be travel aware and to visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Travel Aware site for foreign travel advice before they book.

More Information: Here.

Photography Major from Western Washington University .
I joined MBV back in December 2014 and am happy to be working in an industry focused on helping others.

2 thoughts on “10 Years in The Pen…. For Your Pen?

  1. That is absolutely insane! I’ve been to Thailand in 2012 and they smoke so heavily. The fact that E-cigs/vapes are banned is just silly. I won’t be returning there anytime soon.

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