Guest blogger Carmen Jenner kickstarts a healthy regime at wellness centre Palms Retreat in Koh Samui.
The huge hill taunts ahead; wobbly from the heat. This isn’t a side to the turquoise fringed paradise of Koh Samui I had ever expected to encounter. Wellness Resort Consultant and Personal Trainer Ron Velduis soothes the climb with words of encouragement as his rescue dogs Setta and Sky playfully coax me along. He sweats and puffs in sympathy which is by no means a reflection on his own level of fitness; the humidity is insane. Preferring to be at one with his environment, he goes sans footwear, on the blistering ground I might add. Read More
Planning your next trip to Thailand just got a whole lot easier with a new web app that helps you choose your own Thailand bucket list of activities and attractions to see and do while you’re there. Read More
Beyond Thailand’s beautiful islands, beaches and temples, there are many aspects of Thai culture that are well worth exploring, and one of these that is fast-growing in popularity is Thailand’s rich agricultural heritage. Welcome to Agro-tourism. Read More
Guest blogger Carmen Jenner explores the culinary and romantic attractions to be found in Koh Samui.
The night promises all the drama of a tropical storm as palm trees bow to the tumultuous weather gods holding court. Serene skies make way for the approaching monsoon season as the rain pounds sideways into Manathai Koh Samui’s restaurant Waterline. Everyone takes cover as the wait-staff prepare the restaurant for the impending deluge. Read More
Thailand developed as a nation along the banks of its mighty rivers. For centuries, the kingdom’s waterways have provided Thai people with their staple foods of rice and fish, fuelled by the abundant monsoon rains that have made the land fertile. It’s little wonder then, that so many local ceremonies and traditions are water-based. Read More
Guest blogger Roderick Eime ponders the past, present and future of Thailand’s ubiquitous Tuk Tuks. Read More
Guest blogger and award-winning Australian travel writer Louise Southerden has a surprising adventure in search of a legendary swimming pool in Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai. Read More
The famous sweet cake from Trang is a Thai nationwide sensation. Guest blogger and award-winning travel writer and photographer, Roderick Eime samples this delightful treat.
Guest blogger and award-winning Australian travel writer Louise Southerden finds there’s more to the Thai capital than temples and tuk-tuks on a Bangkok bike tour.
Imagine a bike-friendly city and you’ll probably think of, say, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. Not an Asian city, and definitely not Bangkok, that sprawling stopover of a capital inhabited by 12 million people and better known for tuk-tuks than bike trails. Read More
Hug Thailand guest blogger and award-winning travel writer, Roderick Eime, follows the sometimes crazy wedding trail through Trang.
On the big wedding day, some people are happy to quickly run down to the registry office for a no-fuss event and maybe a few drinks afterwards. Others get married by Elvis in Las Vegas while some choose death-defying stunts like skydiving or perhaps a novel venue like a fast food outlet or a platform hoisted 50m into the air.
Here in Trang in Southern Thailand, couples come from all over the country and often from different countries to scuba dive to their ceremony beneath the waves. Read More