Bangkok, 24 March 2015: The Thai government has launched yet another hotline, this time 1111, to receive complaints from foreigners visitors or residents in Thailand. The new help line is in addition to the existing 1155 Tourist Police Call Centre....
BANGKOK, 23 March 2015: Tea has long been regarded as an indispensable aid to reducing stress. “Have a nice cup of tea” is the universally understood precursor to a comforting ritual involving the brewing, pouring and serving of this...
BANGKOK, 18 March 2015: Soccer. Also known as football to many Europeans, although to an American of course this refers to an entirely different ball game. Soccer is a universal sport, beloved of millions around the globe. Whether as...

Faff at Fuji

BANGKOK, 11 March 2015: Mum came over for Xmas as usual and once again we found ourselves faced with the inevitable dilemma of where to feed her. When she first started visiting she would come armed with notebooks jammed...
NAY PYI TAW, 6 February 2015: It’s a crisp cool dawn, perfect weather for a sortie around Nay Pyi Taw’s brand new airport. They say the early bird catches the worm, but one particular bird flying from its nest...
BANGKOK, 15 January 2015: A Bangkok walking tour, not exactly my cup of tea, or so I thought, when Khiri Travel invited me to test walk their latest tour creation in the Big Chili. It was an early start, too,...
BANGKOK, 12 January 2015: It’s a non-starter. Fancy asking low-cost airlines to raise their fares to prevent them stealing business from the Thailand’s long-haul buses? Well, Thailand’s Minister of Transport did just that last week and he was just days...

Fear of flying

BANGKOK, 5 January 2015: Fear of flying? We all experience it, but we do the numbers and believe the reassuring statistics issued by IATA. Airlines remain the safest form of transport. When the AirAsia Indonesia plane went off the radar...