Thank you for your interest in Thaizer. My name is Roy Cavanagh and I’ve been fortunate enough to live in Thailand and travel to just about every province in the Kingdom over a number of years. Thaizer.com is where I share my knowledge and experience with you. Just like any country, Thailand has its good points and its bad points and I try to offer honest and practical advice.
Thailand is a beautiful and fascinating country, but at the same time can sometimes be bewildering and frustrating for anybody visiting here. The oft used ‘Land of Smiles’ could just as easily be ‘Land of Contradictions’ as you try to make sense of it all. Thaizer.com aims to provide answers and insights for anybody planning a trip to this beguiling country. Thailand offers a wealth of options and experiences and whether you are a first-time visitor or a Thailand regular, I hope the tips, advice and reviews help you make the most out of your stay here.
I’m a freelance writer and website publisher although I haven’t always been involved in this line of work. My first job after leaving school in England was for the tax office (yeah, I know!) before joining British Railways. I loved the job and the people working there, but it was the decision to take voluntary redundancy that set me on the path to self-employment. Since then I’ve owned a greetings cards business, worked as a courier driver and spent time on the London comedy circuit as a stand-up comedian.
In 2003 I made the decision to sell my house and spend a year travelling around Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. As much as I enjoyed all the countries I visited, it was Thailand that stood out. I set up Thaizer.com in September 2006 with the sole aim of writing about my fondness for Thailand and Thai culture. Thailand certainly has her faults, but it is still a wonderful country and I want this site to be a useful resource for people who are planning a trip here. In 2019, I was honoured to design the new website for the Tourism Authority of Thailand (UK & Ireland) and take on the role of editor.