Adventures in Laos

There's rarely such a thing as a straightforward visa run

Visa scammers, restaurant runners and queue-jumpers at the Thai Consulate. They're all part and parcel of a visa run to Laos.


We are family

I play piggy-in-the-middle while the family feuds go on all around me

Here in Thailand, family is supposed to be everything, and quite often that is the case. But what happens when two members of the same family have a serious falling out? What side will the rest of the family take, and does it even matter who is right and who is wrong?


Culture clash!

Thais are not being rude or deliberately evasive. It’s just a culture clash…or is it?

Anyone who has lived in Thailand for any length of time beyond a two-week holiday is likely to pick up on certain local patterns of behaviour that seem annoying or rude or just plain wrong. But what is the reason behind these ‘misunderstandings’? Who is at fault?


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