Archive for March, 2012

Mar 15 2012

North Thai haze update, March 15, 2012

Published by under Haze in northern Thailand

The haze enveloping much of northern Thailand has largely dissipated with some Wednesday night storms clearing the air. Light showers in the Chiang Mai region on the night of the 11th to 12th was a good start to getting rid of the haze but quite fierce storms with high winds and heavier rain on the … read the full post

Mar 09 2012

Ranong’s Ngao National Park

Published by under Ranong

When most people think of Thailand they think beaches, nightlife, spicy food, and historic temples. One of the pleasant surprises after arriving, however, are the country’s numerous national parks. From the mountains of the north to the islands in the deep south, every corner of the country has a national park or two, and with … read the full post

Mar 08 2012

Bangkok street food adventures: Rangnam Road, Part 2

Published by under Food

Just when we thought Brock Kuhlman had farewelled us with this swansong on Bangkok’s food for life’s tribulations, we uncover a post of his buried in the depths of the drafts department… So enjoy — but first check out part 1 of this street eating guide here. Walk down the sidewalk 10 metres or so … read the full post

Mar 08 2012

Haze in North Thailand update: March 8, 2012

Published by under Haze in northern Thailand

Having been further out and about today we have to state with all honesty that the haze situation is worse than we thought and worse than we may have made it appear in our recent post — and we’re certainly not going to be going out and about anymore in the near future unless we … read the full post

Mar 07 2012

Haze in North Thailand: who, what, why, where and how?

Published by under Haze in northern Thailand

Haze, smog, smoke, dust: at this time of year — every year — the local and international media becomes full of concerned articles on northern Thailand’s air quality, and the government pretends to be concerned and claims to be doing something about it. We’re not certain — and indeed doubt — if this year’s statistics … read the full post

Mar 07 2012

Getting to Ko Kret from Bangkok

Published by under Transport

For an easy day trip out of the city with a dose of culture, head to Ko Kret; just don’t expect the white sandy beaches of Ko Phi Phi or Ko Samui. A rustic island on the Chao Praya River, Ko Kret is home to a community of Mon people and is famed for its … read the full post

Mar 06 2012

Visa runs from Samui

Published by under Practicalities

Should you want to extend your Thailand adventure, and need to do a visa run or border bounce from Ko Samui, Malaysia is the most convenient country to get to. To clarify, a visa run entails going to a Thai embassy or consulate to get a new visa; a border bounce is for those who … read the full post

Mar 03 2012

Pha Ngan Challenge Race March 2012

Published by under Festivals

Ko Samui sailors wait in anticipation each year for the annual international regatta held towards the end of May. This is usually the only organised event for sailing enthusiasts, both participants and spectators alike, where sailing vessels from around Asia, including Hong Kong, Phuket and Malaysia, race against local sailors in Samui’s ideal waters. As … read the full post

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