15 WEEKS – Thailand Diaries – Volume 1 – FREE

15-Weeks-188x300 15 WEEKS - Thailand Diaries - Volume 1 - FREEThe serialisation of Volume 1 of Thailand Diaries – 15 WEEKS on ‘jamoroki.com’ is now complete, after four months, following the posting of the final episode. If you have been reading the posts over the last few months I hope you have enjoyed them.

If you haven’t managed to read them or you have only read a few episodes the good news is that 15 WEEKS is being published as a FREE e-book by ‘Smashwords’ NOW. During 2014 this will be followed up with the publication of 2 more volumes of Thailand Diaries.

All three Volumes will be published as e-books and excerpts will be posted on ‘jamoroki.com’ prior to publication.

Volume 1 – 15 Weeks (FREE) DOWNLOAD NOW

Witty, informative, often deliciously ‘tongue-in-cheek’ and full of typically British humour, 15 Weeks is recommended for travellers, would be ex-pats and those who enjoy light reading and a good laugh. Between Jun and Sep 2008 I stayed for fifteen weeks on the tropical island of Phuket where I formed my first impressions of Thailand. I began to learn a little of what it would be like to live in Thailand permanently and I diarised his activities, observations and some unusual incidents which took place during his 15 week sojourn. At the time I had no intention of settling in Thailand permanently but did glean valuable information which he has developed in the years since. Although I write from a male perspective I recognise that there are many female ex-pats grappling with the complexities of life in Thailand. So you will find many things that apply equally to women as they do to men.

Further research, first-hand experience and some rather testing personal struggles have enabled me to write more extensively about Thailand in Volumes 2 and 3 which will be published during 2014.

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  1. G’day James,

    Ed from Australia here. As you know we are considering a move to Thailand so any information pertaining to Thailand is most appreciated. I finished reading your e-Book, “15 WEEKS Thailand Diaries – Volume 1” this morning on the train on route to work. I download it to my kindle which was most convenient.

    You painted the picture of your time in Phuket and Bangkok superbly. I now have a visual image of what it looks like in these areas. The additional info on Thai culture, food, religion and so much more was valuable reading that has supplemented our zest for information on Thailand. It is also good that you mention prices of alcohol and food and I encourage you to continue with that trend in your next edition. As you are well aware the COL in Thailand is foremost on most people’s minds that are aspiring to live in Thailand.

    I am particularly interested to learn why you chose to leave beautiful Cape Town with its first world infrastructure and Western culture that you were accustomed to, to settle in Thailand. I assume and hope this will be covered in your follow-up diary to “15 WEEKS”. (btw: when is the next diary due?)

    1. I am so pleased you enjoyed 15 WEEKS. As you can imagine my views have changed a lot since that first intoxicating taste of Thailand. Why I left Cape Town is not covered in my Diaries at all (I will expand Volume 3 to cover that – thank you for the idea).
      The Diaries are written but first I am publishing 9 excerpts weekly on the blog before the ebook is released.
      Regarding COL did you read the post I sent you a link to? https://jamoroki.com/2013/09/20/the-real-cost-of-living-in-thailand/?
      Keep well.

  2. I have read your transcript ’15 WEEKS’ and although informative and entertaining at times I want to express my dissatisfaction to certain references within the article.

    Your comments regarding gay people smack of homophobia. You certainly go out of your way to let the reader know that you are not gay (I wonder why?). Whilst the joke about a gay twin and workers feminine voice association with gays may be amusing to yourself it proves how naive you are and how insensitive you are towards the plight of gay people.

    You may well disregard my comments as being petty and insignificant but if you fancy yourself as a professional writer then you may want to reconsider future writings that harm minority groups. But then again, you may well want to be known and portrayed as a homophobic author.

    I wonder if your publisher will share that view.

    1. Thank you for reading 15 WEEKS and for taking the trouble to comment. I am sorry if you feel offended by some of the content and I can assure you that I am not homophobic, insensitive towards gay people and would never intentionally harm minority groups, as you suggest I have. In fact I have had many broad-minded gay friends over the years whose company I have enjoyed enormously just as I have had many heterosexual friends. I hope you will continue to visit my blog and constructively comment on other posts.

Your comments are welcome