Tag: Phuket

June 6, 2017 Peter No comments exist

It was with a sense of relief that we left Karon and Phuket. Between the awful beaches and the timeshare touts it really had become unpleasant. That the local authorities allow the tourists to be badgered by the timeshare touts is unacceptable. It was impossible to simply cross the road from the hotel to the…

June 3, 2017 Peter 2 comments

Illusion – “A deceptive appearance or impression” (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com) The internet is a remarkable thing. It allows for the marketing of products and services in a way that was previously not possible. Elaborate websites can now be set up using a multitude of visual media to entice potential customers to purchase products and services. Those who…

June 2, 2017 Peter No comments exist

“Food, Glorious Food”, written by Lionel Bart, is the opening song from the 1960’s West End and Broadway musical (and 1968 film) Oliver! It is sung when the workhouse boys are dreaming and fantasizing about food while going to collect their gruel from the staff of the workhouse. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food,_Glorious_Food). For us it is, “Food, Glorious…

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…