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I’m over the moon

I really hate blowing my own trumpet but if someone is kind enough to do it for me then I’m happy to share what is now, after all, public on Amazon.
It takes a lot of hard work and time to write a book. Sometimes authors get it right and give pleasure to a lot of people. Sometimes we don’t however hard we have tried. When someone expresses gratitude, enjoy it, if they criticise you brutally accept it with good grace. Either way you know you have touched the reader.
At the moment I am feeling a warm glow because of the very kind words written by an Amazon reviewer. They will hopefully sustain me when the inevitable happens and some critic lays into me. Hopefully I will be able to learn from the bad reviews as well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Don’t pass this amazing book by!, March 13, 2017
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Incredible, I cannot believe this awesome book was free. I learned more about Thailand in this book than all the 6 I purchased! A MUST for anyone who is even remotely interested in Thailand! Thank YOU++++

The Land so named

In the land that is so named

Your smile was once beyond compare.

Beneath the secrets veiled

An inner beauty pure and rare.

 

And beauty takes its name from thee.

The blazing eye of Buddha’s fire;

Thro’ Northern haze now cannot shine.

The tears run dry; the earth its pyre.

 

No fight beyond your cities wall

But inner strife that still returns.

The Buddha way will balance all;

Inside your heart the flame still burns.

 

Your people want a peaceful life;

Who rules they may not care a jot.

Be fair to every man and wife.

Power struggles, but for what?

 

You cannot say just how you feel.

You must suppress your inner thought.

No questions you may ask.

Your freedom must be sought.

 

For now your smile it sadly wanes,

Although the fire within you burns

To live and love the way you did.

Wait for the day your smile returns.

 

 

The best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (5)

THAILAND DIARIES – VOLUME 2 – DRIVING THAILAND

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

CENTRAL THAILAND (Part 2)

PATTAYA CITY

The drive

Pattaya located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand is 100 kilometres southeast of Bangkok in Chonburi province. Take Route 7 south and the freeway will take you there in approximately 90 minutes. The drive is easy and pleasant and you’ll be there before you know it. Continue reading The best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (5)

Will Wat Rong Khun survive the earthquake?

The construction of Wat Rong Khun, which is also known as the ‘White Temple’, began in 1997 and is featured in my post published on May 11th. At the time of publication the extent of the damage, to Wat Rong Khun, caused by the earhquake the week before had not been reported.

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Continue reading Will Wat Rong Khun survive the earthquake?

Borneo, A Country? You Are So Wrong! Welcome To Malaysia

Fun fact about Malaysia:  Did you know that there are about 200 languages spoken in this country?

The Southeast Asian region must be very fascinating for many people.  It seems like every winter and spring in the northern or southern hemisphere I can see Caucasians (I could be biased and throwing a stereotype) roaming around all over the place – my home country included.  In general, when I mention Malaysia (my home country) to other fellow travelers, these are the most common responses:

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