I am a computer programmer with 20 years professional experience. I have lived on the island of Phuket in Thailand for the last seven years.
When western men get into relationships with Thai women, there are few issues more contentious than the subject of ‘Sinsot’. Should western men pay sinsot to the family of their prospective Thai wife?...
Tourism is booming in the Thai province of Nakhon Nayok but the visitors are almost all Thai. How long will it be before westerners start discovering the charms of this area?
Why do so many people look for a magic answer to losing weight? What is it about this subject that makes people ignore scientific consensus and try fad diets.
The Asian concept of 'face' is often suggested as the explanation for all things strange in Thai behaviour. How much influence does face really have on the Thai mentality?
As we pass the third anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami, here are a few stories from people who were caught up in the events of that day.
Price Comparison Engines (Price Consolidators) are one of the latest consumer tools to appear on the internet. We look at how they work and who are the best performers in the travel industry.
Some complain that Phuket has been overdeveloped but there are still plenty of undiscovered beaches off the beaten track to delight the more intrepid visitor.
Some complain that Phuket has been overdeveloped but there are still plenty of undiscovered beaches off the beaten track to delight the more intrepid visitors who are willing to go out and find them.
Lots of westerners make Phuket their home and do not learn Thai. Is it worth making the effort to speak the local language?
As more westerners make Thailand their home, our western values start to intrude on Thai people's lives. How far should we take pushing western values into Thailand?
A few simple tips to keep your holiday expenses down when arranging and making your trip to Phuket and Thailand.
Ladyboys or ‘katoeys’ are a common stereotype of Thailand. But are there really lots of ladyboys in Thailand and if so, why?
Some western husbands seem to believe their Thai wives should be more grateful. Is this really a good basis for a relationship?
The things Thai wives and girlfriends do to their western partners are often a source of amusement for those not affected. Here is a small selection of stories.
The idea of owning a bar on a tropical island is many people's fantasy but does the reality live up to the dream?