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Thailand Google maps – now in English!

We’re celebrating this landmark development by bringing you an example below. Here’s Wat Phra Tat Doi Suthep the very famous mountain temple on Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai… From now on we can easily show you maps to the places that feature in our posts. No more old-school text-based directions. Just click-and-drag on the map […]


The best qualirty helmet, in Thailand

Absoluterly. The visor cracked and fell off a few weeks ago, then the chin strap ripped off as I was doing up my helmet. A cheap but sadly ineffective helmet. Probably shouldn’t complain – at £7 ($14) from Tesco Metro it was an absolute steal.


Air pollution levels in Chiang Mai rising

Click the button to check the Chiang Mai pollution levels TODAY! It’s getting to that time of year again when the pollution levels in Chiang Mai start climbing to dangerous levels. This happens every year towards the end of the dry season, between February and April and is largely attributable to slash-and-burn farming methods. Last […]


Podcast: Visa run to Mae Sai & Tachileik, Burma

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] If you are a foreigner living in Thailand, you’ll probably be familiar with the concept of a ‘visa run’. Depending on what visa you enter Thailand with, you may be required to leave Thailand after 30, 60 or […]


10 most annoying things about living in Thailand

I’d like to begin this with a brief disclaimer: Thailand is a wonderful country to live in, with some of the friendliest people I have encountered anywhere in the world. I wouldn’t have lived here so long if that were not the case, however, every country has its pluses and minuses, and Thailand is no […]


Happy Valentines Day email from a monk

I thought I’d just share with you a wonderful Valentines Day email I just received from one of the Monks at our local temple in Chiang Mai – Wat Suan Dok. It also contained this rather pretty rose photo. Dear my dearest friends What day is it today? Oh that is Valentines Day. I don’t […]


Podcast: Safe Haven Orphanage, Thailand

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] I met Tasanee – founder of Safe Haven Orphanage – on my first weekend in Mae Sot, two and a half years ago, and since then we have become close friends. This Podcast is a short interview I […]



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