Thailand

High hopes crushed

Whatever it is, it's not what's written.
Probably only a surname.

Sign promising porn laundry, Ban Phe, Thailand
Sign promising porn laundry, Ban Phe, Thailand

- "Good evening,  READ MORE »

Do no harm

Level of service in Thailand is very high. There will be at least a few employees in the shop ready to pick up the goods that you've selected and bring it over to the counter while you're continuing your shopping. With reverence and smile.

Happy and smiling mannequin on the street, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Happy and smiling mannequin on the street, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Westerners, usually unspoiled by amounts of  READ MORE »

THE soup

One piece of food I can not live without, is Tom Yam Goong, a hot and sour soup with shrimps, ginger and lemongrass as the main ingredients.

A bowl of hot and sour soup called Tom Yam Goong, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

A bowl of hot and sour soup called Tom Yam Goong, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Tried it in many countries outside Thailand, but they make a total crap out of  READ MORE »

Typical street view of Thailand's small resort town

Before our first visit to Thailand, four years ago, we imagined it will look something like Switzerland in tropics.
Not at all. Even if there is a huge number of tidy and fine resorts and spas throughout the country, the main street of a small resort town will look pretty much like the one below.

 

View at a typical street of Thailand's small resort town, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

View at a typical street of Thailand's small resort town, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Healthy and bustling, but quite  READ MORE »

Fire in the water

That's where the decorations from yesterday went. In a middle of Loy Kathong festival, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

That's where the decorations from yesterday went. In a middle of Loy Kathong festival, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

 

Apparently, the decorations that everyone was making yesterday, will be used in  READ MORE »

Floating crowns

Thai girl making a decoration from banana leaves, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Thai girl making a decoration from banana leaves, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

 

Today, all the women in Lamai are making some decorations. Seems like it's little bit too early to celebrate  READ MORE »

Luck in the air

When sun sets, tourists go home, change their clothes, and stream towards the beach, where local resorts and restaurants had already prepared tables and lit illuminations. At the same time, traders of "lucky" paper balloons start passing by, trying to sell their wares.

 

First moments of paper balloon's flight, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
First moments of paper balloon's flight, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

The balloons are the size of  READ MORE »

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