Month: May 2017

May 31, 2017 Peter No comments exist

Thailand is often referred to as the ‘Land of Smiles’ which, according to most in the know, comes from the Thais being such friendly people and always smiling. It should also be known as ‘Land of Scams’. There is certainly no shortage of people who would be happy to empty your bank account on an…

May 24, 2017 Peter No comments exist

We have a routine at the end of most days in Choeng Mon. As the sun starts to set, we pour ourselves a sun-downer and head for the beach to see the sun set and watch the beach transform from a sun-worshipers paradise to a magical display of colours and lights.   As the sun…

May 17, 2017 Peter No comments exist

So there we were relaxing on the beach a few mornings ago when we were approached by a lady who wanted to know if we were ‘Peter & Margaret’. Suddenly my brain, which had been in switched-off mode was wide awake! We didn’t know anyone in Thailand, so how could this stranger know our names?…

May 14, 2017 Peter No comments exist

Where to stay in Thailand is a $64 000 question. There are so many beautiful beaches and so much accommodation to choose from. We initially thought we would spend about 2 weeks at Choeng Mon Beach Hotel & Spa on Koh Samui (this hotel came highly recommended by friends Terry and Faye who have been going…

May 12, 2017 Peter 4 comments

  It has been a while since our past blog post and what a busy time it has been! The Reinke debacle had left us a little disillusioned with the whole marine industry – most boat brokers are worse than used car salesmen, they are only concerned about their commission and honesty and integrity are…