Ah, Thailand. Home of limestone cliffs, palm trees and terrific beaches. Or at least, that’s what I hoped when I came here. Unfortunately, everything is a little bit touristy across the kingdom so the reality is tinged a bit by commerce and capitalism. However, for […]
Month: July 2018
Situated in the gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Phangan is a vegan paradise that offers an absolutely staggering amount of choice for meat-free travellers. Famous for its Full Moon Party at the end of each month, we visited Koh Phangan way before the […]
Lamai is a funny old place, a sort of humble little brother to the flash and raucous Chaweng. It’s an area of Samui where local Thais ply their various trades to tourists from a busy long street, but do so respectfully and with a smile on their faces. There are bars which struggle to fill up, yet are packed with local girls enticing men inside – situated right next to family friendly restaurants and thriving little sports bars.
Through all this, a beautiful beach sits just around the corner. It’s a mash-up of what a young lad in England might think of when they think of Thailand, and also what an older couple looking for a relaxing break might imagine.
All tourists know of Khao San road – it’s the infamous party street that has been fuelling backpackers and visitors alike with beer, clothing and awful ‘shock’ foods such as fried scorpions for many years. While I’ll admit I partook in the street beer and […]