Category Archives: Thailand

Never, ever, leave your passport as a guarantee…

In the midst of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and the discovery that at least two passengers boarded using passports that had been stolen in Phuket, I think it is worth reminding that you should never, ever, leave your passport as a guarantee. Continue reading

Image Credits: Lena LeRay

From Phuket airport to Patong, Karon, Kata

Going from Phuket airport to the most famous beaches in the island might be a painful experience if you arrive unprepared. The way transportation is dealt with on the island is peculiar at best (not to say a hold-up) and is often discussed in the island’s forums and newspapers. So I decided to put up this little resource to help newcomers avoid the traps and know what to expect after they landed. Continue reading

10 signs that you already spent too much time in Thailand

  1. You call all white people (and only white people) “farangs” 
  2. You complained about British tourists back in the days, then about French and Arab tourists and now you rant about Chinese and Russians
  3. You stock up beers before election and Buddha days and invite your friends for a BBQ
  4. You’re on a retirement visa and complain about people on a student visa
  5. You can spot a LadyBoy with a 99.9% accuracy
  6. You rank girls based on their skin color (the darker, the lower)
  7. You already have your plane ticket to leave Thailand for next Songkran
  8. You go to the Karaoke at least once a month and you know most of the popular Thai songs
  9. On Facebook, you already posted pictures of you with piles of money
  10. You don’t confuse Ubon and Udon anymore

Riding a motorbike in Thailand

There are a lot of motorbikes in Thailand, it’s one of the most popular way to go around especially in places like Phuket where there is a lot of traffic. A lot of people who come to Phuket wonder if they can rent a bike and use it to visit. Sure you can but there are a lot of things to consider first. Continue reading

One day tour of Phuket

If you come to visit me in Phuket there will be one mandatory day of visit. During this visit I will drive you around the highlights of the south of the island. Of course, if we went out the night before and you cannot wake up too early we will have to shorten it, but you will miss something. Continue reading