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 […]
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
Goodbye Chiang Mai goodbye. Just for now, maybe forever. I’ll miss you so goodbye But ne’er forget you ever. Remember you are where I go. I’ll see you oft afore I die. Not as before for now t’will be Forever, always, my mind’s eye. For in my heart you’ll always be. You took […]
An example of an Akha village, with the traditional thatched roofs, found in Laos and Northern Thailand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Hill-Tribes in the north of Thailand are industrious, quiet and respectful people. Theirs is another world away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and rural towns. They live their lives in the […]
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. NORTHERN […]
August is annual harvest time for Lam Yai in Northern Thailand. The popular, succulent, aromatic fruit is the produce of forests of sprawling trees in the provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. The month is also the middle of the monsoon but there are enough breaks in between the increasing downpours for the farmers […]
The beautiful, but polluted, North of Thailand Arguably the most beautiful and interesting part of the Country, Northern Thailand is a potential health hazard between the months of February and April. I would strongly advise anyone contemplating a visit to avoid these months unless you want to spend your time in an air-conditioned room.