Stray animals in Thailand & their strength of character

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I’m constantly amazed by how many stray dogs and cats I see on the streets around Koh Samui. Some are lucky enough to look half decent, others aren’t that lucky. I’ve seen a dog with a leg that was so …

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Helmets are not fashion accessories

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*As published on Ajarn.com on 9th Feb 2014. From the second, I turned into the road, I knew something was wrong. Traffic was queued bumper to bumper as far as I could see in front of me. I was just …

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Morning beach walks on Koh Samui

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If you live on Koh Samui, you’re generally never far from a beach and I am lucky enough to live right across the road from one. It isn’t the most popular beach on the island, but it’s beautiful and it’s …

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This is Thailand

Thailand is not known for being the most organised country in the world and this coupled with their motto ‘mai pen rai‘ which loosely translates to ‘no problem‘, ‘never mind‘ or ‘don’t worry‘ means that most foreigners are left seething …

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What is Loy Krathong in Thailand?

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Loy Krathong (sometimes written as Loi Krathong) is a festival celebrated annually in Thailand, and in some parts of Myanmar (Burma) and Laos. It is sometimes nicknamed the ‘festival of lights’ and if you google it and check out the …

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