July 22, 2024
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Warren Fellows who wrote The damage done

The Damage Done by Warren Fellows

(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...

Scuba Diver Entering Sea

Days Out in Phuket

This month we go underwater for our day out. Thailand offers some of the best dive sites in the world, and the south of Thailand in particular has some stunning locations. There are plenty of decent dive sites in Pattaya too, but we went to Phuket...

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...

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...

Build it and they will come to Thailand

Build it and they will come in Thailand

Pattaya in Thailand has been in the throes of a building boom not seen anywhere on the planet since Harry Truman decided to level Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a matching pair of atomic bombs to make way for a series of American fast-food franchises...

Innocent Girl

My Name Lon – You Like Me?

This is a Book Review! This week I was presented with yet another book about life in Thailand, and a side oflife that most of us would publicly shun. Written by Derek Sharron, My Name Lon – You Like Me? (ISBN 974-92721-5-3, publisher Bangkok Book...