It’s time to analyze last year’s traffic on my blog, and I thought it would be fun to share my ten posts that generated the most views. While perhaps not my best blog posts in terms of writing, it’s my most successful posts on Google which is where 85% of all my traffic comes from.
Cheers to all my readers out there! I wish the new year to bring you all happiness.
13 years ago, most people didn’t know what a tsunami was. Today we all remember the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami on December 26, 2004, leaving more than 230.000 people dead, most of them in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.
My wife was 16 years old at the time and one of many helping injured people at Krabi Hospital in Krabi Town. Helicopters flew in wounded from Phi Phi Island, and she remembers hearing ambulance sirens all day and night non-stop. The following days she saw dead bodies in huge refrigerated containers and on the open ground for identification.
Thai natural rubber prices have fallen from a peak of 179.25 baht ($5.41) per kg in 2011 to 45 baht ($1.38) per kg in December 2017 (36.95 baht as record low in Jan-Feb 2015). My in-laws, with a 3-hectare land, have waited a long time for the price to go up, but have now given up on rubber tapping. They recently cut down 1.000 rubber trees and sold it as rubberwood for around 200.000 baht.
Monkeys are a lot of fun, and they are so photogenic it’s ridiculous. In Thailand, you will most likely run into a few macaques, so be ready with your camera — they’re such a great subject to photograph. Just don’t get too close them as they can be aggressive, which is why you should use a camera with a bit longer focal length lens. Below are a few shots of macaques I’ve taken in Phuket and Krabi.
Thinking too much about travel advice and safety will just ruin your vacation — you need to relax and enjoy your well-earned holiday weeks. Just keep these tips in the back of your head, and you will have an awesome time in Thailand.
Advice on food and drinking water
Traveler’s diarrhea is a stomach and intestinal infection that commonly causes loose stools and abdominal cramps. It’s caused by unhygienic handling of food or drinking contaminated water. Traveler’s diarrhea usually isn’t serious, but very unpleasant.
Sure, Ao Nang is touristy — it is a resort town — and there are things I don’t like here. But this part of Krabi boasts some incredible features that you simply can’t miss when traveling in southern Thailand — and you don’t necessarily need to stay in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Here are ten reasons for you to visit Ao Nang.
1. This rooftop bar view
My wife enjoying a drink with the stunning town backdrop.