Welcome to Koh Samui Sunset (and its downloadable cousin, The Koh Samui Guide). Both my blog and my travel guide will make sure (1) you love your Thailand travel, and teach you how to (2) navigate it safely, (3) ethically, with (4) *total* cultural savvy. Basically, I want you to love Thailand and it to love you back. (And I want to save all the puppies – but that's another story).
Reformed, informed ... and Google-Mapping Kyrgyzstan
To help otherwise clever and well-intentioned people avoid my early mistakes, I decided I should spend more time on my computer (what a healthy hobby!?) and start a Thailand travel blog. In 2008, Koh Samui Sunset came to life with 2 posts:
To be both lazy and tactically genius, get new blog posts in your email and never dig through for a bookmark again. Privacy and legal small-print stuff? I have zero interest in doing anything untoward with your email – I’m far too busy talking to my dog. Emails arrive weekly, or “weekly-ish”.
Remember how you were going to cut social media this year and read more books? How’s that going? If you’re running out of material – well done – here are 20 novels about Thailand. If you’re a mere mortal ... Instagram’s calling:
As mention in my disclaimer, I use affiliates throughout my site to recommended books, services and travel stuff I own, love and use often. My favourite love-it-so-much-I’d-drink-it mosquito repellent is a good example. What does this mean? To you – business-as-usual, not a whole lot. To me – I receive a small commission on any resulting sales (my dog’s “college fund” for squeaking balls, dinosaurs and assorted small mammals).
*Mistakes of 2003...In my defence … this was the black-and-white days of dial-up internet. Blogs, Pinterest and social media didn’t exist in 2003. It was 4 years before the iPhone. Did we even know anything?!