Here I confess to being a Very Bad Tourist
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I’m Alex, and here I confess to being a Very Bad Tourist on my first Thailand trip. I started this blog in 2003 to atone for my early mistakes. I had an incredible trip but I…
- Packed the wrong things
- Got really sun-burned
- Rode an elephant
- Wore (short!) shorts to a temple
Back then, I didn’t know any better*. But the more I returned to Thailand, the better informed (and reformed) I became.
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Going to Thailand shouldn’t be complicated – but there are easy mistakes to avoid. To help otherwise clever and well-intentioned people avoid my early mistakes, I decided I should spend more time on my computer (what a healthy hobby!?) and start a Thailand travel blog. In 2008, it came to life with two posts:
Basically, I want you to love Thailand and it to love you back. (And I want to save all the puppies – but that’s another story).
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What to Wear in Thailand?
In 2012, as the blog grew, The Koh Samui Guide was born. Today in its 8th edition, it has customers in 97 countries. If your travel plans take you to Koh Samui, the book is an ideal place to start, finish (and fine-tune) your perfect trip.
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*Mistakes of 2003…
In my defence … this was the black-and-white days of dial-up internet. Blogs, Pinterest and social media didn’t exist in 2003. It was 4 years before the iPhone. Did we even know anything?!
As mentioned in my disclaimer, I use affiliates throughout my site to recommended books, services and travel stuff I own, love and use often. My favourite love-it-so-much-I’d-drink-it mosquito repellent is a good example. What does this mean? To you – business-as-usual, not a whole lot. To me – I receive a small commission on any resulting purchases at no cost to the customer. It keeps this site ad-free.
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