Doing the northern loop

The infamous road of 1,864 curves

A four-day road trip of about 600 kilometres, starting in Chiang Mai, before journeying on to Mae La Noi, Mae Hong Son, Pai - and finishing back in Chiang Mai.


How far does a 30K salary go in Bangkok?

Will you be living well - or simply surviving?

Is it possible to live in Bangkok on a 30,000 baht teacher salary? OK, let's really drill down those numbers.


Is Thailand dangerous?

I bet that's a common Google search term

If you gave me the choice of walking back home in the early hours of the morning in either Bangkok or a major UK city such as Birmingham or Manchester, I would choose Bangkok every time.


15 reasons to teach English in Thailand

From gaining work experience to opportunities to travel

Most countries have lots to offer but one of the best places to teach English abroad is definitely Thailand. Here are plenty of reasons why.


Why I was wrong about Phuket

Phuket definitely surprised me - if only for a very short trip

Everyone I knew described it as a veritable cesspool, full of scam artists, garbage, and all the other negative consequences of over-development.


An old friend revisited

A weekend at Cha'am Beach

Cha'am has never pretended to be anything else other than a no-nonsense destination for the cost-conscious weekend traveler or day-tripper.


Thoughts on Koh Pha Ngan

Thailand's full moon party island

I had been to several islands before: Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Samet. Yet, somehow Koh Pha Ngan had escaped me


Second season syndrome

How does the second year of teaching in Thailand compare to the first?

Having just passed my two-year anniversary in Thailand I thought I would look and see if I suffered from Thai second season syndrome - and how it might affect you if you decide to come to Thailand.


A quiet few days in Si Racha

A small town on the Bangkok to Pattaya highway

Si Racha had a very slow-paced, small-town feel to it and I guess you either like that or you don't. I just couldn't personally imagine living there. Love the park though!


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