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The land of Smiles... Why visit Thailand??

Why Thailand!

Am I glad I did all those years ago??… Yes of course I am, over the coming months, I will try to bring my Thailand to you…

What can you expect from a visit to Thailand???

Great Sunsets!


Beaches to lose yourself on...

Some of the best beaches in the world and an early morning stroll when everyone is just waking up…For me the best time of the day…Uninterrupted bliss!

The sun rising, trying to spread its tentacles, soon it will be hot, unrelenting, no respite until the sun goes down I still think this is the best time of the day when the world is waking from its nighttime slumbers.

Young men, hair tousled from sleep climbing into the back of the waiting pick up trucks a sight I am getting used to seeing…The birds their tweeting magnified or maybe they just trilled a little louder to celebrate a new day here in the land of smiles.

Kids off to school, some excitedly chattering, some still sleepy, boarding houses and hotels are just waking, steps being washed, paths swept. The sound of pots and plates clattering, cutlery clanking, tables being laid in preparation for breakfast. Smells starting to emerge, lingering on the light breeze tempting all who pass by.

Most definitely my favourite time of the day.

Monks are strolling collecting their of food and money…people dropping to their knees to be blessed…devotion laid bare.

Beautiful fruit carvings which grace a lot of tables from the most humble roadside restaurant to the shirt and shoe type establishment… All you need is a creative chef.

Festivals…Thais love a festival…firecrackers galore…I have got over my ingrained years of health & safety…lol..but I still enjoy at a safe distance…


 Do you like this taste of Thailand?

There is so much more and I will be bringing this to you over the coming months the places I love some of which are not in the tourist guides…The beautiful temples, traditions, festivals, unusual foods, my favourite beaches…This is just a little taste, a teaser if you like…

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Below are a few handpicked items which you may need for your travels or as a memento of your visit to Thailand.

Until Saturday when I will treat you to my favourite restaurants and tease you with some photos of the most glorious food and I may even give you a recipe …..x


The land of Smiles... Why visit Thailand??


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Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them. I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetables ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling. Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use have to improve our health and wellbeing. I will be showing you cooking pots and dishes used here and local traditionst hat I discover on my travel and interesting places to visit. I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to.......Then, I will be happy!

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