The Dirty Bastard : A Short Story

He fully expected his second day working for MI5 to be interesting but as the alarm woke him with a jolt at 4:45 am his stomach churned at the prospect of facing up to his mistake yesterday. His first day hadn’t gone as smooth as he hoped and the mess he’d created yesterday still needed…

The Golden Mount and The Vultures of Bangkok

The title of this post indicates that this will be a serious story, featuring horrific mental imagery that will leave you emotionally scared and unable to sleep – it may do but don’t worry, I will not be mentioning my sweaty bits in this deeply serious tale. It seems that all major cities have, at some point…

The Day I Almost Died

The day I almost died took place in Hau Hin 14 months ago before I  moved to Thailand, but I want to include it for two reasons, firstly because I want you to know I like to live dangerously and secondly, I can’t think of anything else to write today. If you are faint of…

A Thai Wedding And Brush With The Local Mafia!

A Thai Wedding and a brush with the local mafia… Those of you that read about my overnight train journey (A Train Journey And An Accordion Playing Baboon) will know that the whole reason for that sleepless night was to go a traditional Thai wedding further north from Bangkok in a place called Rattanaburi in…

A Train Journey And An Accordion Playing Baboon

I went on a train recently – five words that don’t exactly fizz off the screen at the start of a blog and make you gag yourself with excitement of what is to follow, but this was a train in Thailand…an overnight, ‘sleeper’ train in Thailand no less. I’ve travelled outside of Bangkok 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…

The Temples of Chiang Mai: Part 1

For the new year holidays I went to Chiang Mai for the first time…yes I know that seems like ages ago but I am not writing this blog in real-time, I am writing it in ‘when-I-can-be-bothered’ time. Chiang Mai (which translates to ‘New City’) was founded in 1294 by a man known as Mangrai (I…

Finally Wearing My Face Mask In Bangkok…Like A Boss!

Well I finally did it. I finally went outside wearing a face mask…I finally feel like a true Bangkokian (I don’t know if Bangkokian is an actual word to describe people who live in Bangkok but I’m claiming it!). Make a note of the date and we’ll all have an anniversary celebration next year because…