Winter in Phuket

I was reluctant to write about Phuket for a long time, as I have mixed feelings about it. Sure I loved laying on the beach with 34°C sunshine or enjoying cocktails in the pool by the pool bar… but it just felt like everything and every person on that island was there merely for the…

First day in Bangkok / Christmas Eve

We had arrived late in Bangkok the night before on a rather cramped Spring airlines flight and had battled through the unruly airport queues to get a taxi into the city. First impressions were that there were A LOT of images of the King projected on every building. His memory was still being mourned by…