A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... [read more]
Date: July 1st 2008
"Which way to Thailand?", we asked. He moved out of the doorway, raised a crooked hand and pointed. Our eyes followed his outstretched hand. He was pointing down a long dark road. Groaning, we saddled up.
Apart from the solitary old man, nothing or no one seemed awake. Or maybe, because it was pitch black, we didn’t see another soul. Memories of being stranded on the road ... read more