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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 best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (3)

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.

SOUTH WESTERN ISLANDS – KOH PHUKET (Part 2)

Inviting but sometimes dangerous Andaman sea
Inviting but sometimes dangerous Andaman sea

Dangerous waters during monsoon

The Andaman Sea on the Western shores of Thailand claim many lives every year in the monsoon season between June and October. Phuket has its fair share of tragedies and the lifeguards do they best they can to warn tourists, Thais and ‘Farangs’ alike, of the dangers of the sea and deter them from entering the water at certain times and places on the beaches. There are big notice boards, in several languages, on most beaches explaining the dangers of ‘rip’ tides and what to do if you get caught and dragged out to sea. It seems that a great many are oblivious to the power of the sea. They seem to treat it with all the frivolity you would treat a nice warm bath with a plug-hole which you can disengage if the water has the temerity to rise above your ‘three piece suite’. Continue reading The best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (3)

The Best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (2)

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.

Early morning at Rawai Pier
Early morning at Rawai Pier

SOUTH WESTERN ISLANDS – KOH PHUKET (Part 1)

Thailand has many islands in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand such as Koh Pkuket, Koh Samui and Kho Phi Phi. I have stayed or lived, on and off since 2006, in Phuket but, as yet, have not visited any other islands. This section of the book gives a broad overview of a tropical island I love but which unfortunately is becoming overcrowded more and more each year. Continue reading The Best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (2)

FREE – 15 WEEKS – e-book Now available

So the serialisation of Volume 1 of Thailand Diaries – 15 WEEKS on jamoroki is now complete, after four months, following the posting of the final and 33rd episode. If you have been reading the posts over the last few months I hope you 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 now available as an ebook with ‘Smashwords’

Download your copy now COMPLETELY FREE.

During 2014 and 2015 this will be followed up with the publication of 2 more volumes of Thailand Diaries.

Here is a summary of the publications. Continue reading FREE – 15 WEEKS – e-book Now available

15 WEEKS – THAILAND DIARIES – EPISODE 25

EPISODE TWENTYFIVE – JUNGLE WARFARE

I spoke to soon about the weather. It’s inevitable isn’t it as the rains have started again. This morning it was coming down in stair rods, then the sun was out like a blast furnace in the sky and then rain again. One of those days I suspect when you need protection for all seasons, except the cold.

I hired a car for the day and my first port of call was the Immigration office in Phuket Town. I was advised by Dave (the King and I) that I could get an extension to my permit for thirty days at Immigration if they felt so inclined. Well, unfortunately today, they didn’t feel so inclined. I thought I was doing the sensible thing by following the map. Not so! The map I had must have been charted by Christopher Columbus because I must have circumnavigated the globe before finally reaching my destination. But I did find it. It was such a shame that the, usually very helpful, Thai people were missing from the Immigration offices. ‘I can give you seven days, that’s it. You’ll have to go out of the country and come back’. Continue reading 15 WEEKS – THAILAND DIARIES – EPISODE 25