A History of Walls

A History of Walls My second book under the guise of Henri H Henry was released on Amazon recently, but I’m only now getting around to posting about it here. It’s called, as you can see, ‘A Brief History of Walls’ and in it, Henri takes an incredibly short look at walls and their mysterious…

The Golden Mount and The Vultures of Bangkok

The Golden Mount and The Vultures of Bangkok The Golden Mount is a stunning temple in the centre of Bangkok high atop a man-made mound. It is also the sight with a gruesome past. It seems that all major cities have, at some point in their history, suffered from a deadly plague. From The Black…

The Best Way To Travel Around Bangkok

If you were to think of the best way to travel around Bangkok, your first thought probably wouldn’t be ‘canals’, but I suggest you think again… Canals – a word that either makes your heart leap with excitement like a salmon jumping on a trampoline or one that makes you more sleepy than an elk…

The Best Dressed Tree In The World?

The Best Dressed Tree In The World? There are many questions in life you never think you will ever have to find an answer for. ‘Where is the best dressed tree in the world?’ is probably one that comes under such a heading. But if ayone ever asks you such a question, I think I…

Muay Thai Boxing And Eating Hot Dogs At Rajadamnen Stadium

Muay Thai Boxing is a sport I knew very little about before moving to Thailand, but that is something I was desperate to rectify… Quick Thinking. The crowd was beginning to roar and shout in anticipation of the battle royale that was going to happen in front of their very eyes. Sweat that had formed…

The Ramakien Mural: The Origin Myth Of A Nation.

The Ramakien Mural surrounds the grounds of the temple of the emerald buddha and is considered a masterpiece of Thai literature. The Ramakien Mural…heard of it? The chances are that if you’ve never been to Thailand, you won’t have done. I certainly didn’t until recently, but maybe that’s also because I am ignorant to all…

The Golden Mount And Sweaty Legs

I’ve been living in Thailand for roughly 7 of the last 9 months and I still look at men wearing trousers in this heat with great awe. It’s probably similar to the feeling people must have had when they first saw moving pictures or found out that The Bee Gees were men. I have a few…

The Temples Of Chiang Mai: Part 2

If you read the first part of my blog about the temples of Chiang Mai, you’ll know that I got a bit lost in the amount of temples I saw and their beauty. If you didn’t read part one, where have you been, naughty person? I really should have a word with your parents about…