The Great Escape . . . . Just. January 2nd 2011 Evidence suggests that there have been settlements on these islands for over 2000 years, mostly inhabited by fishermen, humble coconut farmers and their families. The doors only really being opened up to the Western world in the last three decades or so since regular ferry services have started to bring in the intrepid tourist dollar. Back in the day, even managing to reach these shores would have ... read more
Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan 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
Let me firstly introduce myself to t'internet.
I have very little recollection of my early years growing up in the Tropics until I was adopted at the age of two by a lady who worked at Paignton Zoo.
She became my benefactor in England, providing me with very comfortable accommodation & a reasonable standard of living until her sad demise, late 2004 after what can only be described as a bizarre gardening accident. After her death, I was adopted by a generous - if not kind - couple, who owned a small human of their own, up in the frozen north. They took it upon themselves to yank me from ... full info