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Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (9)

THAILAND DIARIES – VOLUME 3 – THAILAND IN PERSPECTIVE

Thailand in Perspective is the Third Volume of my Thailand Diaries and is nearing completion. But before I publish it as an e-book I decided to post a selection of excerpts which I hope will encourage you to download and enjoy the whole book. Here is the latest.

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Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (8)

THAILAND DIARIES – VOLUME 3 – THAILAND IN PERSPECTIVE

Thailand in Perspective is the Third Volume of my Thailand Diaries and is nearing completion. But before I publish it as an e-book I decided to post a selection of excerpts which I hope will encourage you to download and enjoy the whole book. Here is the latest.

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Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (7)

THAILAND DIARIES – VOLUME 3 – THAILAND IN PERSPECTIVE

Thailand in Perspective is the Third Volume of my Thailand Diaries and is nearing completion. But before I publish it as an e-book I decided to post a selection of excerpts which I hope will encourage you to download and enjoy the whole book. Here is the latest.

Continue reading Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (7)

I'm back – But not yet fully functional!

It seems like a lifetime but it is only five months since I posted ‘Taking a break’ on October 17.

Only now do I realise that post was inaptly titled. The five months have been anything but a break; more a physical and mental ordeal I promise myself never to undertake again.

House warming
House warming

I have now built two houses in Thailand which, for an amateur developer, is quite a daunting challenge. Both have been vastly different experiences and I could easily write two books; novels even!! Continue reading I'm back – But not yet fully functional!

Fires already?

I have written many times on the subject of atmospheric pollution and although I am taking a break from blogging for a while I cannot contain my emotions when it comes to being exposed to deliberately started forest fires.

While I am managing a building project in Northern Thailand I am staying on the hill slopes of Huai Kaew village, 30 kms north of Chiang Mai, bordering the forests. The climate at this time of year is comfortable. Cool at night and early morning rising to 30c + in the day with no rain except the occasional shower.

But now the burning season starts when the monsoon rains have gone and farmers burn off the dry dead grasses and stubble to stimulate new growth next year around May/June’; then Cutting back excessive growth, clearing land and deforestation for fruit and vegetable farming. Continue reading Fires already?

Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (6)

THAILAND DIARIES – VOLUME 3 – THAILAND IN PERSPECTIVE

Thailand in Perspective is the Third Volume of my Thailand Diaries and is now almost complete. But before I publish it as an e-book I have decided to post a selection of excerpts which I hope will encourage you to download and enjoy the whole book.

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Are we human?

As Koh Phuket suffers from deliberate crop burning in far-away Sumatra and Northern Thailand prepares itself for the same treatment in February and March each year, I wonder are we obsessed with fire?

Rawai Sunrise – September 2015

Air pollution drifting in from Indonesia changes the landscape in Rawai Bay, Phuket
Air pollution drifting in from Indonesia changes the landscape in Rawai Bay, Phuket

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Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (5)

THAILAND DIARIES – VOLUME 3 – THAILAND IN PERSPECTIVE

Thailand in Perspective is the Third Volume of my Thailand Diaries and is now almost complete. But before I publish it as an e-book I have decided to post a selection of excerpts which I hope will encourage you to download and enjoy the whole book.

Continue reading Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (5)

Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (4)

THAILAND DIARIES – VOLUME 3 – THAILAND IN PERSPECTIVE

Thailand in Perspective is the Third Volume of my Thailand Diaries and is now almost complete. But before I publish it as an e-book I have decided to post a selection of excerpts which I hope will encourage you to download and enjoy the whole book.

Continue reading Thailand in Perspective – Excerpt (4)