Five-Sitting-Buddhas statue @ Phra Sorn Kaew, Khao Kho

The district of Khao Kho is not on any international tourist route though Thai visitors adore this region. This is a place for nature lovers. Soaring mountains, rolling hills, lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, gushing rivers, and two wildlife-rich national parks – all part of the attraction! Khao Kho is in the north-central Thai region …

Colonial and modern KL coming together, KLCC

Just a little while back we took a trip from our home In Hua Hin, on Thailand’s Royal Coast, to peninsula Malaysia. It was exceptionally easy to do. We travelled by train stopping off at the following Malaysian point of interest (to us): Penang Island, Taiping, Ipoh and finally Kuala Lumpur (KL). Since our trip, Air Asia …

Street scenes @ Pranburi Night Market

Pranburi Saturday Night Market has been on our local ‘must do’ list for some time, and just a few weekends back we finally made it there! It’s only a short (25km) drive south from Hua Hin to neighbouring Pranburi and the Market only happens Saturday evenings.  This is definitely a locals market with genuine …

#BoutiqueFarmers

Recently we took advantage of an offer that, as foodies, was particularly appealing and required an out of town overnight stay. We didn’t have to travel far. Pak Nam Pran and Khao Kalok are neighbouring beaches in the Pran Buri region just 30 minutes’ drive south of our home in Hua Hin. And just …

Monsoon Valley wines

Large red wine glasses, two rows of five, lined up atop the wine bar. Monsoon Valleys winemaker and their wine consultant on one side of the counter, Vivien and me on the other. A serious wine tasting happening right in front of us. The task for them was to choose the next Shiraz to take the …

Evening lights @ Amphawa Floating Markets

We love that there is always something new to do and experience here in our new adopted home in Thailand. Be it new foods to taste, cultural events to experience, natural attractions to visit, or new locations to tour and explore. Our latest outing had us visiting two very different and captivating markets and …

SomTam prep - Ple SomTam, Hua Hin

Reflecting as we do, after experiencing something new, we both said WOW – what a fantastic adventure we have just had! We had taken part in a new Thai Food Tour here in Hua Hin. It’s called “Eat Like a Local” and promises to introduce participants to eateries that Thai locals love to frequent. No Green …

Bride & Groom, main concourse, Hua Lamphong Station, Bangkok

Bangkok discoveries Needing to visit Bangkok recently to fix some administrative ‘stuff’ we thought why not spend a few extra days there and explore! Previous visits had us do several of the usual ‘must do’ tourist sites. This time we wanted to experience the more, in our mind at least, quirky and unusual places as …

Andaman Sea views @ Kata Noi, Phuket

Here we are in Phuket for the first time. And after three days of luxury as ‘on-screen talent’ for a resort promotional video, it was time to get out and explore what Phuket has to offer. We’d allocated three days to have a look around this popular international tourism hot spot before the long …

Bophut bay, Koh Samui, Thailand.

Koh Samui and her sister islands Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan form the Chumphon Archipelago and sit off the east coast of southern Thailand and we had the opportunity to visit Koh Samui for a 3-day long weekend very recently! The fast ferry from Chumphon down to Koh Samui also passes (and briefly stops at) …

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