Surin Islands coral reef photos

Surin Islands reef

Surin Islands coral reef Photos from the Surin Islands, Phang Nga, Thailand Here are a few lovely photos taken by our friend Marco Colombo. He went to the Surin Islands last April 2016 on a two day one night package. He stayed in a tent on the Surin Islands. It’s one of the cheapest ways to stay and snorkel on the islands. Marco loved the simple island life and wished that he’d Read More …

Phuket culture

Phuket culture

Phuket Culture Kathu old town festival highlights Phuket culture The annual Kathu cultural festival has just been held from 18-20 July in Kathu old town, Phuket. It’s an important festival for Phuketians and a great place to see local Phuket culture and to try food from the region. This year the event upped it’s game with more street performances and some historical displays. There were all the usual street food options that you can Read More …

Thale Noi waterbird sanctuary

Thale Noi

Thale Noi waterbird sanctuary Thale Noi waterbird sanctuary (sometimes spelled Talay or Thalae Noi) is Thailand’s largest waterfowl reserve, located at the northern end of Lake Songkhla (which is Thailand’s largest fresh water lake). Thale Noi is about 450 square kilometres in size and attracts bird watchers who come to observe the 180 plus species of waterbirds that use the lake. Naturalists can also enjoy many rare species of flora, Read More …

Khanom Beach Nakhon Si Tammarat

Khanon beach

Khanom Beach Nakhon Si Tammarat province If you like deserted beaches then Khanom beach in the Nakhon Si Tammarat province of Thailand could be the place for you.  Kilometres of empty sand on the gulf of Thailand just a short distance from Samui island but a million miles away in terms of atmosphere. This is a place where you can enjoy doing absolutely nothing at all, except may be going Read More …

Trang

Trang tuk tuk

Trang Trang province in Southern Thailand We predict that Trang in southern Thailand is going to become a much more popular destination for travelers over the next few years. Backpackers are starting to explore the area, domestic tourists and holidaying Malays also visit the out of the way beaches and islands that Trang province boasts. Most backpackers say that they want to avoid other tourists but actually they just follow Read More …

Phuket Town massage by the blind

Massage by the blind Phuket

Phuket town massage Massage by the blind in Phuket Town You have plenty of options for a Phuket town massage, including simple shop houses with traditional Thai massage and foot massage or fancy spas with all sorts of alternative therapies. Personally I like the traditional Thai massage. I don’t go often but when I do I remember why I love it and vow to go more often. The trouble is that not Read More …

Koh Yao Yai overnight

Koh Yao Yai view

2 days 1 night at Koh Yao Yai Koh Yao Yai overnight from Phuket, with snorkeling at Koh Hong Krabi Last weekend we had our end of high season staff outing. Each year we have to choose a location that suits everyone in our group of about thirty people. We have a mix of ages, nationalities and interests. Some of us need to be kept active, others prefer to just Read More …

Koh Tachai whale shark

Whaleshark

Whale sharks and more on a snorkeling liveaboard The guests on board the Sawan snorkeling liveaboard (aka Reggae Queen) in December were lucky enough to snorkel with this whale shark: December is normally a bit early for whale sharks but these days it’s getting harder to predict and the last two years have been very good for sightings throughout the season. This one was seen at Koh Tachai. There were Read More …