HELSINKI, 20 February 2017: Visitors to Helsinki, the capital of Finland, can enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna any time of the year, but twice a year a special kind of sauna festival gets underway. The 11 March event opens the...
BANGKOK, 10 February 2017: Both Thailand and Cambodia are filing gigabytes of documents to UNESCO to support their efforts to add more cultural and natural to the various World Heritage site listings. This week's online posts had an update on the...
KENG TUNG, MYANMAR, 3 February 2017: Keng Tung could be a million miles away. It’s not. In fact’ it’s relatively close to my hometown province of Chiang Rai; 163 km beyond the province's border with neighbouring Myanmar on a twisting...
BANGKOK, 3 February 2017: I could be accused of harping on about zero-dollar tours, beating the subject dry, but it’s been around a long, long time, probably longer than we care to imagine. In 1976, I wrote my first account...

Tachilek on an e-Visa

CHIANG RAI, 17 January 2017: Travel to the Mekong Region is often called the ‘last frontier,” but with a littler effort the frontier hassles can be rolled back for the determined traveller. A phrase coined to conjure up the mystique...