Hello and welcome! 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.
So … How to travel to Thailand like a pro?
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).
The Koh Samui Guide
In 2012, as the blog grew, The Koh Samui Guide was born. Today in its 8th edition, it’s been an Amazon best-seller (Asia travel books) and 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.See Inside the Guide
Beaches and Hotels
Packing and Preparation
Thailand at home
Things to do
*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?!
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