Wat Benchamabophit: The Marble Temple & A New Camera Lens

Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) & My New Camera Lens Firstly, I’ll be honest with you, until yesterday, I wasn’t even aware of Wat Benchamabophit, or The Marble Temple as it’s more easily known existed. Secondly, I am always so grateful that many of Thailand’s most famous temples are known under other names. ‘The Marble…

An Unexpected and Unwanted Trip To A Thai Hospital

An Unexpected And Unwanted Trip To A Thai Hospital I’m not an expert on such matter, but I would think most trips to the hospital are unexpected and unwanted. Going to a Thai hospital with little Thai vocabulary is both of those things, with a side order of ‘but how can I explain what’s wrong?’…

Plans Are What Happen When You’re Busy Trying To Live

Plans Are What Happen When You’re Busy Trying To Live As far as I know, it was John Lennon who wrote the line, “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. It’s a line from his track Beautiful Boy, and although Lennon clearly must have heard it somewhere else, it’s his voice I…

How To Make Alcohol

How To Make Alcohol Around two months ago, at around 9.40 pm, I saw a post on Twitter that made my face scrunch up and my mouth to silently say, ‘what the fu…?’. Unbeknown to me, around 4 hours earlier, the Thai government announced that a ban on the selling of all alcohol would begin…

Am I A Good Friend?

Am I A Good Friend? This is one of those blog posts that makes me feel quite nervous. I’m worried because I don’t know how it will come across. But I made a decision a while back to be more open on my blog and write whatever I feel like writing. Some days I will…

Thai Immigration, Covid19 and Me

If I didn’t catch Covid19 on Monday it will be nothing short of a miracle. Many people will find themselves in worse situations than I found myself on Monday but what I experienced on Monday will live long in the memory. Visa Time The day had come for me and Malinee to go to the…

Thailand, Covid-19 and Me

Where To Start? Well, it’s taken a deadly pandemic to bring me back to this blog but back I am. Things in Thailand and Covid-19 aren’t as bad as the UK and most of Europe but, like many people, I feel the need to start documenting this surreal time. Previously on LiveandletThai So far in…