Cities in Thailand: Songkhla

Cities in Thailand: Songkhla

Iam not too crazy about cities, but here I would gladly return anytime. Songkhla is a mystery which I find difficult to understand and explain. This mystery comes from the name of the town. Some sources say Songkhla derives from the two islands neighboring the port — years ago while coming from the South, a […]

Beautiful journeys in Thailand: Nakhon Si Thammarat to Songkla

I had to leave the peninsula right after Songkhla to cross the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. I felt this was a farewell journey, so I chose to drive on a secondary road, along the sea shore instead of the highway between Nakhon si Thammarat and Songkhla. The first 50 kilometers were the most […]

Baan Kiri Wong. True colors.

Unirea got stuck for the first time on Khao Luang. The mountain roads were so steep and narrow that we stopped on a slope; could not climb, nor descent it. Luckily two villagers were passing by on enduro motorcycles, and they helped us move forward. What can I say, life is challenging. Difficult and beautiful. Beautiful […]

Khao Luang National Park

Dear kids, welcome to the Khao Luang National Amusement Park. Would you, please, put on your trekking shoes, spray some mosquito repellent on your ankles and wrists and grab your cameras. I will be your guide for the day. Here is the ground floor, where lays the Kiri Wong village. It is a famous throughout […]

Talumphuk Cape. Far beyond the map.

While visiting Pak Phanang I met Sean, a 34 years old Scot. He was riding his bicycle, and I thought “gee, another one just as crazy as myself”. I stopped and asked if he would care for some water. Sean teaches English at Pak Phanang school, and he is the only farang in the city. […]