“I Wish Your Dad Was a Fisherman”


This is what my dad affectionately tells Mum quite often (much to her annoyance) and probably has done since they met. "If your dad was a fisherman we would be spending two weeks in a fishermen's village with the white beaches and the sunshine, and not with the mosquitoes." When it comes to organising our trips…

This Must Be What Being Beyoncé Feels Like


Mission complete. We had done our Die Hard bit and survived village life in the rural Thai countryside, without getting completely eaten alive by mosquitoes or becoming emotional wrecks. I had managed to fight back the tears when it came to saying goodbye and leaving Nakhon Ratchasima for Bangkok. The bus station was a hot…

SnapStory: Can We Please Just Take a Minute To Appreciate How Cool This Guy Is


Rice Farmer Construction Worker Coconut Cutter Personal Taxi man Banana Grower; First and foremost, Family man. I’ve never seen him angry, and I’ve never seen a man with so much patience for how big his family is. He is never out of things to do but always has time for others. He has never been…

1. I’m an Eighth Chinese


Thailand is known for being home to Southeast Asia’s wildest beasts and most curious creepy crawlies, but nothing will instigate more the sensation of utter terror than the sight of a lingering mosquito (take it from me, Dengue fever ain’t all that fun). It doesn’t matter how OTT the acting is (at times abysmal), how…

Krung Thep Has Us Now


I’ve never cried after leaving a place as much as here.  I don’t think that will change. Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit , best known as Bangkok to you, me, and the rest of the world, is not some…

‘Nit Noi’


Two little utterances that have brought me more shame than anything else in my twenty two years.  The amount of times I have used this phrase is beyond the point of embarrassing, and every time I do, a half smile and awkward silence proceeds, whilst memories flood back of missed opportunities and that familiar feeling…