Jet Ski Scams

Thailand Jet Ski Scams

Ko Samui is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons following an attack on a a 27-year-old Swiss tourist on Chaweng Beach on Tuesday. It has been reported locally that four Thai employees of a jet ski business assaulted the Swiss man following a … [Read more...]

How Safe is the Ice?

Thai iced coffee

Following on from my article on Thai iced coffee, a reader asked me whether it is safe to take ice in your drinks when visiting Thailand. I remember when I first came here being advised by different expats that you should only take ice in your drinks … [Read more...]

Stray Dogs


Thailand has a large number of stray dogs and despite some efforts to ease the problem it remains an issue that visitors can’t help but notice. The cute puppies which are bought and sold in local Thai markets aren’t as cute to their owners as the … [Read more...]

Pedestrians Watch Your Step


Walking around any Thai town or city can be an amazing experience in more ways than one. Seemingly mundane things like taking a stroll can be an adventure, so don’t assume that the pavements or sidewalks are there for the sole benefit of … [Read more...]