When you see the abundance of natural produce that is readily available to the whole population of Thailand it is easy to forget, or ignore even, that many of the rural Thai people, were on the ‘bread line’ less than 40 years ago. Those people now represent 70% of the Thai population and comprise primarily farming families. Fresh food markets abound in the cities, towns (large and small) and villages all over Thailand and they are very busy. Continue reading How did Thailand escape the poverty trap?→
While holiday package tours were commonplace by 1979 next year it will be 35 years since Thompsons (UK) offered the first holiday package tour to The Gambia in West Africa. A destination described in 1943 as a ‘hell hole’ by US President Roosevelt when he stopped off in, the capital, Banjul before going on to meet Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Casablanca.