Essential Advice

Essential Advice

This is me researching a reply to a reader’s question. I receive many emails from readers asking specific questions about some aspect of living in or moving to Thailand. When I write a new post I try to include as many tips and hints I can think of that relate...
Making Merit with a Monk

Making Merit with a Monk

This sudden burst of blog activity is due to the deadline of friends arriving on the 24th to share Christmas with us and my 60th birthday the next day. We have had quite a socially active couple of weeks and I wanted to share some of the things we have been up to...
Tour de Thailand

Tour de Thailand

Bike for Dad was a major event held by Thais worldwide as part of the festivities for the king’s 88th birthday. Over 600,000 Thais formally registered to take part after a similar event not surprisingly called Bike for Mum on the queen’s birthday earlier...
An Isaan Sport’s Day

An Isaan Sport’s Day

I had a moment when I wondered whether sharing a Thai sports day opening was really the sort of thing I should be covering in the blog. It sounds so mundane doesn’t it? However on very modest reflection I thought that it was and is very much in the general theme...
From Farm to Market

From Farm to Market

One of the joys of living in rural Isaan is experiencing the wonderful freshness of the locally grown food. Much of Thai food on offer is very basic and often quite different in style from the menus in your local western Thai restaurant. What makes the difference here...