I know I am.
My wife has never been in the hospital except to deliver our only child, and believe it or not, she left the confines of her bed that very evening after delivery.
I suppose in a way she makes up for the both of us.
The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the air fresh……… its no wonder scooters are so popular in the south of Thailand. Not only are they a fun and practical means of tooting about the islands, these days they are becoming the ultimate statement of style.
They’ve been up and running in Samui for 4 years now. Every year getting busier and with their clientele base expanding. Handling parties of all types, including weddings, birthdays and some wild beach parties, Nigel has even made white linen parties happen in places you wouldn’t expect. Focusing on the quality of the food and the delight of the customers is always their number one priority.
On the decadent island of Koh Samui, secrets have been kept for decades. Groves of gastronomic guests have gathered at banquets to feast on the cuisine of chefs who have wrapped their own recipes in the flavours of Thailand. Never before have they unified to bare their elements to the public. Now one of the greatest of confidences is being revealed to epicureans from around the globe. Five prestigious restaurants have banded together to create a way to reward true gourmands.
Travellers who are entering Thailand for the first time often make the mistake of assuming that their holiday apparel is not something to consider when wandering around the streets, within the shopping areas and particularly within the temples. It’s a mistake that may seem innocent, however has changed the views of Western culture drastically for the people of Thailand.
It’s hot on Koh Samui. That’s why you came here. To enjoy the beaches, explore the jungles and even more so to indulge in the wonderful culture of an ancient civilization. But discretion is the better part of valour when it comes to what you wear. Continue reading
Betel nuts, one of the four famous Chinese medicines, are found throughout the Asian continent where the tradition of planting betel nuts has existed for over 1,500 years. The betel nuts became well known as early as in the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, when the provincial officials used betel nuts as tributes to the royal court. Over the years, a unique “betel-nut culture” has been fostered.
Koh Samui’s tropical climate can leave us feeling somewhat hot and bothered at times. After a blistering afternoon on the beach in front of our rental villa, after a determined shopping hunt for souvenirs all morning, or a day of elephant trekking, motorcycle riding and island hopping, the less acclimatised can begin to feel themselves wilt under the unrelenting rays of happy sunshine.
Luckily, Koh Samui has an extra special home remedy to help you keep your cool. And it’s a flower. Continue reading
The Amulets you will see in Koh Samui are special Buddha images, often gold-plated and worn around the neck. They are believed to possess a variety of sacred powers such as the ability to protect the wearer from accident or ill-health.
On Koh Samui this is particularly important if you drive around a great deal, as the roads are very dangerous. Stalls selling amulets can be seen on virtually every street or market place. However, authentic Jatukam amulets should only be bought from particular temples and the monks who reside there. Continue reading
Once you’ve had the opportunity to spend some quality time in Koh Samui, away from the local tourist locations, out of your holiday villa and with some of the authentic people, you will begin to notice an incredible amount of their culture revolving around superstitions, magic and talisman power. And then there will come the moment when you realize that someone has actually gone and put a spell on you. Continue reading
Many visitors to Koh Samui are immediately whisked away by VIP bus to their intended destinations, and if you are a world traveller you know that there is so much more that lies inside your resort walls. Continue reading