Long Neck Women – Chiang Mai

The long neck women are from Burma/Myanmar, and many live as refugees in Thailand. The long neck women are known as Padaung, a sub-group of the Karen tribe. The Karen tribe villages are near the Thai-Myanmar border, but there are also “villages” near Chiang Mai. I say “villages” as they are really just market stalls […]

Flight Review: Bangkok Airways – Samui to Singapore

Flight: Bangkok Airways PG 961 Date: 24 Feb 2008 From: Samui (USM), Thailand To: Singapore (SIN) Bangkok Airways is a Thai airline based at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok. The airline operates flights in Thailand as well as to destinations in Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. Bangkok Airways is not a low cost […]

Samui Airport – the airport that thinks it’s a resort

Samui Airport (USM) is the airport of Koh Samui, serving domestic and international destinations. Samui Airport is a privately owned airport, built and owned by Bangkok Airways. [Ticket Office] Bangkok Airways bills itself as a boutique airline and the airport feels more like a tropical hotel resort than an airport. Samui Airport was listed 4th […]