The Capital of Siam, The Big Mango

Bangkok is a relatively young capital, established in 1782 after the Burmese sacked Ayutthaya, the former capital. Initially, the city was largely amphibious: only the temples and royal palaces were built on dry land, while ordinary residences floated on thick bamboo...

Paradise Phound?

The morning of my departure from Bang Niang I knew I was in for a tough day, and it was all my own damn fault. I was enjoying a couple of cups of coffee before catching the bus north to Ranong where I would then catch a speed boat (hopefully) to the island of Koh...

My crib…….

On Kho Phayam (fun to say!) And below, the view from my crib on Kho Phayam I won’t be leaving any time...