Category: Heritage

Don’t kill elephants with too much love

A century ago 100,000 to 200,000 elephants were living in Thailand. Today the number is estimated somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000, dropping at a rate of 3.5% every year. Twenty-five years from now when our children will be holidaying in Thailand, there will be no elephant left alive. If they are lucky, they will meet […]



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 […]



Huay Sua Thao, the long-neck village

The asphalt road is the only grey line in this colorful landscape. The green of the forest shines so brightly that I have to put on my sunglasses. Yellow and blue butterflies fly out of the bushes and start racing my motorbike. The sign warns me of a possible elephant encounter. The butterflies takeover the […]



Huay Pu Keng. The place where I wasn’t born.

If I were born in Huay Pu Keng village, I would be a man of two countries: Myanmar, from where my ancestors had fled, and Thailand, the country that welcomed them as refugees. I would have to learn three official languages: Karenni, Thai and official Burmese. Besides these, I would study English, Mathematics, Geography and […]



Lampang. Thailand’s last Paradise.

Once they had granted us Pattaya, Phuket, Samui, Phangan, Koh Tao, Chiang Mai and part of Bangkok, the Thai people decided to grow magic walls around the places they want to keep whole for themselves and their successors. One of this places is Lampang, The last Paradise of Thailand, as they call it. Haven’t heard […]