January 27, 2023

Tag: Asia

Bali

Bali

Bali is just east of Java, only separated from Java by the narrow Bali Strait. On the east side is the island of Lombok. Area is 5,623 square kilometers, the island is 145 kilometers long and 80 kilometers wide. The provincial capital is called...

Boat at Bunaken

Tucked Away on a Treasured Island in Indonesia

I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Porter, who is a journalist for The Jakarta Post, when I worked as Dive Resort Manager for Bastianos Dive Resorts in Indonesia. She arrived at the dive resort with two friends who decided to do their PADI Open...

Warren Fellows

The Damage Done

(BOOK REVIEW) This book is an autobiography of the author and his 12 year journey through hell and back, in the simplest of summations. In Thailand, they have a little clause in their criminal justice system titled article 27. It is a military law...

Sipadan

Fantastic Sipadan

Scuba diving is a social sport as it is both safer and nicer to dive with a buddy. My buddy is my brother who’s scuba diving teacher I was on his vacation to Phuket in 2005 where he came down to visit me who at the time worked for Scandinavian...

Pattaya City

Cost of Living in Pattaya

Some time ago I came up with the theory that it would be possible to live comfortably in Pattaya for 1000 Baht per day. In order to test it, since 1 January 2003 I have kept records of every baht I have spent, where I spent it and what I spent it on...

Divers with Turtle

Dive Sites of Thailand

Pattaya – Reputed to be the two best dive destinations in the area are a pair of shipwrecks: the Hardeep and the Bremen. But the Hardeep is numero uno. It sunk in 1942. This 40 metre long freighter from Indonesia now rusts in peace some 25 metres...

Bangkok City At Twilight

Bangkok Downtown

Silom – Surawong – Sathon From end to end, these parallel streets are full of big blocks of multi-story buildings, housing many banks, finance firms, insurance companies, export-import houses, hotels, airlines offices, restaurants, shopping arcades...

Thailand Monk

Buddhism in Thailand

Sukhothai Period Although animistic beliefs remained potent in Sukhothai, King Ramkhamhaeng and his successors were all devout Buddhist rulers who made merit on a large scale. The major cities of the Sukhothai kingdom were, therefore, full of...

Erawan Museum - Bangkok

Elephantine Museum in Samut Prakarn

On the left side of the main highway towards Samut Prakarn is an awe-striking image of a three-headed elephant almost the size of a football field. The new structure, said to be as tall as a 14-story building, is creating a stir among people in the...

Bangkok

Bangkok – Inside Out

This is a Book Review! Bangkok Inside Out was co-authored by Daniel Ziv (a seasoned peripathic) and Guy Sharett who has managed to sit still long enough to put down some roots in Bangkok. It was released in 2005 (Equinox Publishing, ISBN 979-97964-6...

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