Category: Nature

What to do in Surat Thani. The fireflies show on Tapi River.

If Christmas were to be celebrated in Surat Thani, then its fellow residents wouldn’t have to spend a thin dime on Christmas trees and lights as they already have it all natural, all ready-made, all for free. Mr. Panu is the king of all boatmen working on Tapi River. I wasn’t thrilled at first when he […]



Surat Thani. The city hidden from the blind men’s eyes.

If I were to write a list of the most unjustly judged destinations, Surat Thani would make it to top ten. Lonely Planet considers the city solely as a transit point for the better promoted Koh Samui or Koh Phangan. In other words, a large bus station. Nothing to see. Wikipedia, in turn, reports it is “a town […]



The Pink Dolphins of Khanom

When someone tells you he saw pink dolphins swimming close to the beach you have two choices: either you slap him for pulling your leg or you kindly advise him to talk to a therapist. Only a joker or a mad man can argue in favour of such possibility. I visited Khanom five times during the […]



Yong Star Cape. The cheerful solitude.

Driving my motorbike the other day, I become aware of a 100% environmentally friendly manner for freezing in Thailand while everything else around is melting. It does not use Freon, liquid nitrogen or any high technology. Let me explain. First, you put on some very thin clothes and then you get on your saleng. If you […]



Rawai and Toong Sa Boh. The Dream Beach.

The first two weeks of my trip I followed a particularly strict route with pre-determined touchdown points and dates. Once I reached Koh Lipe I realized what a fool I’ve been. The purpose of my journey was to discover new places and to give in to the beauty and the mystery, not to mark destinations […]