All’s Well That Ends Well!

I am in Thailand, otherwise known as the Land of Smiles. So why am I frowning? After arising earlier than usual this morning, I headed for the cafe, where a wonderful breakfast buffet awaited. There were fresh and dried fruits. There were freshly squeezed fruit juices – some to order. There was Chinese dim sum …

Hua Hin – Summer Home of Thai Royalty

While foreign tourists flock to Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Koh Samui, Thais – especially well-heeled Thais – favour Hua Hin, which is 230 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. The oldest of Thailand's beach resorts, Hua Hin was discovered in the 1920s by King Rama VII, who thought it would make an ideal summer getaway from sultry …

Greetings from Thailand!

Sa wa dee krap! Greetings from Thailand. Just as the birds have flown south for the winter, I have flown west. I boarded a flight Saturday evening, heading for Thailand, where I will spend the next four weeks. I've got some exciting things lined up for the first two weeks and still haven't finalized my …

Tourism Officials Optimistic

Tourist arrivals in the Asia Pacific were up slightly for the month of October against the same month one year earlier. Still, for the first 10 months of the year, figures were down 4%. “October marks the third straight month of above the line gains for international visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region,” says …

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