Thailand for farang

The husband

Rob-banner As I often write about my husband and most of the times he is there with me to explore Thailand, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce him on my blog. My husband’s name is Rob Turlinckx. If you are wondering how to say this crazy Belgian name, don’t worry in Belgium people ask themselves the same question. In Thailand it’s mostly “Lob” without a surname.

My husband is 100% Belgian. He is the middle child of 3 brothers. I think he is more independent because of it. I can’t imagine one of his brothers moving abroad. I also think because of the middle child syndrome he is more ‘go with the flow’ and easy going than average people.


Here’s some facts about my husband :

  • He can speak 3 languages (Dutch, English and French)
  • He is learning Thai
  • He is a beer drinker and can handle a lot
  • When he is drunk only people who know him well will notice
  • He will not share his opinion spontaneously unless you ask him multiple times
  • He is a user interface/ user experience designer (I’m proud to finally know the official name of his job)
  • He is fragile (he has had many fractures and has had a torn achilles)
  • He likes to be wrong…otherwise why would he bother to have arguments with me

These are the things he loves :

  • Beer
  • Food
  • Traveling
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Sports (He’s been a soccer player for about 20 years, but he was injured most of the time)
  • Me ofcourse
  • His job

These are the things he dislike/hate :

  • Monkeys
  • Snakes
  • Buffaloes
  • Being center of attention
  • People in his comfort zone
  • Mocktails

He’s afraid of:

  • Heights
  • Running out of beer

He gets upset when :

  • Internet is down
  • His beer isn’t cold
  • I am upset

tuur en noeke

Hubby and I when we were 15

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