Category: Southern Thailand

The Banyan Tree Samui: 19 reasons to complain for one thousand bucks per night.

When you pay ten bucks a night in a dormitory in Singapore, you can’t complain that the guy to your left snores like an agonising buffalo or that the one to your right features feet smellier than yours. Not even when the room is 100 dollars a night there aren’t many chances that the owner leaves […]



The Conrad Koh Samui. Dress code: birthday suit.

The land of the eighty pools I strongly advise you to check-in with a therapist before booking a room at The Conrad Koh Samui. Your feelings need to be clear about this experience. Because if you love each other the clothes will fall heavy on the floor as soon as you step in the room […]



All there is to know about Khanom.

We’ve been living in Khanom for two years and three months. We’ve had hundreds of friends coming to visit us, and others have already made plans to come. We’ve had one couple of friends living here for a year, other two couples who spent over three months in the village. It is time, and then, we […]



Le Meridien Koh Samui. The Feng Shui Pendulum.

Three words that changed my childhood. When I was kid I used to act on a set of superstitions which all my friends shared as well. For example, if I stepped on one of my colleague’s foot I had to let him step back on mine immediately to avoid death in my family. Also, while […]



Surat Thani: theater, dance and good people

When King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) decided to baptize Surat Thani as the city “City of Good People”, back in 1915, he must have known Thepsin Pongkaew’s ancestors. Thepsin works for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and also helps the local radio and television stations, plus he manages a school where 40 young people learn about […]