Category: Thailand

On Khao San Road, late night beatings, and sticking your neck out

“That little fucker just tried to take my wallet!” Not from what I’d seen… “You sure mate?” I replied, “looked to me like you just bumped into each other.” We were drinking and dancing in the middle of Khao San

Posted in Southeast Asia, Thailand

How to Get Travel Insurance When You’re Already Overseas (and how I found out the hard way)

Whoever took my camera that day, hats off to them; they were good. I never felt a thing… one minute I was snapping photos from the Chao Praya Express boat, but the next (as I was wanting to take a

Posted in Southeast Asia, Thailand

Preah Vihear: failing to visit the disputed temple from the Thai side

“No, you can’t go there, army fighting with Cambodia now.” What? I’d just checked two hours earlier with the policeman on duty back at Surin bus station, and he’d told me the situation was calm, so I’d continued on towards

Posted in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, Thailand

Thailand to Malaysia Overland: getting stranded at the eastern border with a lonely policeman (or, how NOT to travel to the Perhentian Islands)

How NOT to travel from Thailand to Malaysia overland! (for the sensible routes from Thailand to Malaysia, scroll to the lower half of the post) Hat Yai bus station. The day was getting old, the sun dropping and the shadows drawing

Posted in Malaysia, Overland travel, Southeast Asia, Thailand