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Freelance writer living in Phuket, Thailand. Blogs at Travelfish.org.
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Burning season in Chiang Mai
Published 2:07 am, 9 Apr 2014
Burning season is once again engulfing Chiang Mai in a worrying haze. In recent years the heat, dust and smog have grown bad enough to merit the question: should you even visit Chiang Mai over the months burning hits its peak — usually February through to April? The answer really depends on what it is ... read the full post
Bangkok protest update, 27 February 2014
Published 2:49 am, 27 Feb 2014
Update, 21:30, 28 February: Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has just announced that anti-government protesters will end their occupation of all intersections starting Monday, March 3. The demonstrations will instead be confined to “inside” Lumpini Park. This is a major development — stay tuned for more info. This past week was a tragic one for Thailand, ... read the full post
Obtaining a Chinese visa in Chiang Mai
Published 12:43 am, 25 Feb 2014
Need a Chinese visa in Chiang Mai? There is a Chinese consulate plus attached visa section in the city and while it used to be very straightforward when we last applied a couple of years back, it seems to have got a bit more complicated recently. Here’s what to do. First you need to go ... read the full post
Bangkok protest update, 20 February 2014
Published 1:50 am, 20 Feb 2014
The dust has settled in Bangkok after a violent clash between police and anti-government protesters left five dead and over 60 injured on Tuesday (February 18). It was the first serious attempt to disperse protesters who have for months occupied government offices and key intersections as part of their “Bangkok Shutdown” campaign. What does this ... read the full post
How long should you spend on Phuket?
Published 12:02 am, 10 Feb 2014
Phuket is a big island with plenty to do beyond its beaches. As one of Thailand’s pricier destinations, your budget will be a big factor in deciding how long to stay here, but if you’re interested to explore the island’s off-the-beach attractions, stay in a hostel or cheap guesthouse and eat at local food shops, ... read the full post