‘Pai And Mash.’

What a strange confection this little town is. A real 'mash-up'  -  Aussies, Israelis , Brits, Swedes, tons of Thais, oh yes, and a number of our American cousins too.  A very large number! I have often been perplexed by the much reported fact that less than half of American citizens own passports - this morning…

‘Braking Bad!’

We've arrived in Pai - a little 'Pai -Eyed' and not so bushy tailed! The Driver; four hours of hairpin bends at break-neck speed; gear-  manouvering worthy of Mr Magoo; and the heaviest brake pedalling I have ever witnessed: In fact, he was a bit of a 'James Hunt!' At the forty- seventh bend I…

‘Adam’s Apples!’

After all the culture we've had we thought it was only correct to sample some of the less salubrious parts of town. So, with much research, we ended up in a club entitled 'Adam's Apple'! Not quite as biblical as the title suggests!   The first act consisted of a striptease artiste - only without…

Within These Walls

As we arrived at the women's prison today to read the massage menu, Michelle looked a little concerned when she noticed the last treatment on the list. "I'm not sure I fancy an 'intimate' massage" she whispered. I did have to point out that it read 'Inmate' massage, which definitely eased her nerves and so…

Raining cats and frogs!

Well, the luxurious part of our journey is proving less and less so by the minute! Our lovely friends Dave and Michelle, otherwise known as ''Hewitt & Hewitt' - the 'Saatchi & Saatchi' of Scabinillas have joined us here in Chiang Mai and it has not stopped raining!  Frogs abound and I'm forcibly unimagining the…