Wednesday, 30 April 2014

I challenge you to give Wikivoyage a try...

Updated: May 2016

I've been meaning to share this post for some time, but like Wikivoyage, it seems to get forgotten and pushed lower down the list.

So, have you used it? Or better still, have you contributed? Or are you, like many, yet to be clued up on what I'm referring to?

Officially launched in January 2013, the free online resource from the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikivoyage initially attracted a bit of attention, although most likely because it was free.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Southern Thailand offers more than the touristy West coast: communist tunnels, a million bottle temple and more

Visitors to the south of Thailand tend to stay in the west coast, where the limestone outcrops and pristine sands can be found.

The province of Phuket and Krabi are often the most popular, although in recent years Trang (with it's stretch of beaches) and Satun (with access to more islands) provinces have increased in interest. As tourism has slowly spread south, many islands have remained undeveloped, with the exception of Ko Lipe - an almost paradise island.

During the high season, there is a scheduled boat service that allows you to island hop from Phuket all the way to Penang (Malaysia), without needing to return to the mainland.

So why would visitors to the south of Thailand want to venture into the 'deep south' and the provinces of Songkhla, Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala.