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Thailand Travellers – Help Desk

Recently I’ve had a number of new ex-pats and travellers contact me through my blog requesting travel help in Thailand and sourcing products. So I have now added a Thailand Travellers Help Desk in the left sidebar which I hope will make it easier for those in need of some help to access useful internal and external content quickly. The internal links are selective but, as my blog grows, more information will be found here.  I will endeavour to develop these links selectively and actively encourage other bloggers  based in Thailand who can offer advice or assistance to new ex-pats, travellers or business people to contribute to the library.

You are welcome to contact me either by comment or email if you feel I may be able to help in any way.

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How an ordinary photograph can surprise you.

Natures beautiful surprise!

All photographers must delete a high percentage of the photographs they take as substandard while they are in search of perfection, or as near to it as they can get. Since my recent experience I now always look closely before I discard any photo, even if I accidentally take a picture of my foot when I meant to snap a butterfly settled on a flower! You never know what you may find. Continue reading How an ordinary photograph can surprise you.

15 WEEKS – THAILAND DIARIES – EPISODE 22

EPISODE TWENTY-TWO – WHY IS EVERYONE WHISTLING?

Tom Yum Gung
Tom Yum Gung (Photo credit: The Way of Slow Travel)

A quiet evening with Tom Yum Gung and wine turned out to be something I would never plan even if I had the opportunity. Stefan’s going home. A young single German, in his thirties I would say, on holiday in Phuket who speaks virtually no English and certainly no Thai.  He must have had a really good holiday!!

‘Are you coming Jim?’ ‘Sure. Where are we going?’

‘To Patong, dancing.’

Wow! Imagine my excitement. I suddenly realised I’d put ‘Sure’ in the wrong sentence and a little too early. This declaration was made by somebody in O’Tool’s at nine pm and was followed quickly, no doubt inspired by the look on my face, by ‘Don’t wolly we are only going for an hour.’ – ‘Great.’ Continue reading 15 WEEKS – THAILAND DIARIES – EPISODE 22

Monsoon has gone from Chiang Mai

Vein of Life
Vein of Life
Nature's Larder
Nature’s Larder

The monsoon has departed now, the waters have subsided and our land is fully fed. The colours are so vibrant in the hedgerows and the landscape, thick, bursting with the energy brought by the rains and the sun. Rivers running free cut through the profusion of wild vegetation that gorges itself on an abundance of nature’s tears. Continue reading Monsoon has gone from Chiang Mai