Ayutthaya – a must do on any Bangkok itinerary

After a heady Friday night in Bangkok, the best thing you can do is to head down to the historic city and UNESCO heritage site of Ayutthaya just 85km north of Bangkok. Situated along the ever-so-important Chao Phraya River, this former capital and seat of the empire of Siam was founded in 1350 and once…

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Leave Me To The Sharks Please

I wished there were signals underwater for me to tell you that I have encountered far more dangerous creatures on dry land, and they all bore sharper teeth, and had bloodier mouths and pricklier tongues, so this is considered mild. As a child, the word “shark” evoked only images of deadly sharp teeth and a…

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Bonding In Phi Phi

Grateful for the chance to revisit here. Some things never change. The boat, the people, the equipment perhaps, but the blazing sun, the salty smell of the sea, the welcomed cool sea breezes and the blueness of the warm waters remained untouched by time. The last time I was in Phuket was 25 years ago,…

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