Thailand Temptations

Thailand is the kind of place where after a day or two your brain switches gear and starts thinking crazy things, like whether you are too young to get a retirement visa (you have to be 50, for the record), or if there is some other way you can get a visa to stay there…

Walking + Eating = Happiness

Sundays in Lamai mean one thing — the “Happiness Walking Street”. About four blocks are turned into a pedestrian zone of food and shopping and entertainment for the evening and everyone comes out to enjoy all the action. Surprisingly, the market is, for the most part, extremely local and not necessarily for the tourists. The…

At home in Koh Samui

So here we are, in our new home in Koh Samui, Thailand. It’s a nice little house in a compound of about 10 houses, and it is blissfully quiet, but in walking distance to all the action. Because Koh Samui is such a popular tourist destination, there are loads of houses for rent and they…