- Expat survival guide
- Social customs & Thai holidays
- Code of conduct
- Sanook = Fun!
- Discover Thailand
- Monsoon rain
- Visa run
- Tuk-Tuk and longtail boat
- and much more…
$5.99 – $8.99
Stand outside a palm-shaded wooden hut in a Thai fishing park, and do battle with a colossal Mekong Giant Catfish. See an exotic Featherback pulled from a muddy canal by a rural Thai angler in a quiet, backwater town. Share a few beers and a magnificent catch of Rohu with a few new friends, and experience a fishing competition with an angry Thai bar-girl. Catch your first double-figure Carp sitting by the banks of a cliff-lined lake near the border of Thailand and Cambodia, or cast a lure from a deserted tributary close to the Bridge over the River Kwai, with only the birds and mosquitoes for company.
Whatever your fishing preference, this country undoubtedly has it. This book will take you on an exciting journey through the diverse variety of freshwater fisheries in Thailand, and show you how to catch the incredible fish that swim in them.
Peter Jaggs provides a humorous and panoramic portrait of the species, tackle, baits and waters; as well as some of the characters that the reader will encounter during his angling adventures in Thailand – the Disneyland of freshwater fishing.
‘An informative and long-overdue guide to freshwater fishing in Thailand.’
JEAN-FRANCOIS HELIAS, FISHING ADVENTURES THAILAND
‘Especially useful as an ebook; the unknown species you catch in Thailand can be targeted and identified right by the water’s edge on your mobile phone or ebook reader.’
ROB HOGG, ENGLISH COARSE FISHERMAN
Thirty Years around the Bars and Backstreets of Asia
Peter Jaggs has the unerring ability of being able to blunder into a good story wherever he travels in Asia. Whether perusing the bars and brothels of Pattaya and Angeles City, meeting up with an archaic spirit doctor in the wilds of the Isaan countryside, losing his way in the war-time tunnels of Cu-Chi in Vietnam, becoming embroiled in a punch-up with the local tough-guy in a Philippine backstreet or encountering an ethereal ghost on a deserted, moonlit beach in Thailand, he tells the tale with his own peculiar stamp of originality, humor and accuracy.
The twenty true short stories in this – the author’s eighth book – are as colorful, diverse and sometimes as confusing as the continent of Asia itself. Many will make you laugh, others may make you want to cry and one or two will probably appall you. Whatever your reaction may be to some of the memories of a man who has spent almost three decades making the most of what Asia has to offer, ‘Thailand Old Hand’ makes for a rattling good suitcase read and is a book you will find hard to put down.
“The author is an Old Thailand Hand; it’s apparent he has been around long enough to become insightful” Bangkok Post
“Jaggs has become like a master brewer, skillfully distilling a wealth of living experiences into some very funny moments” Pattaya Trader
The Minelab Excalibur has been hailed as the best beach metal detector in the world and is widely used by many metal detectorists, both hobbyists and professionals alike. This book takes the reader through the first six months of the author owning and searching almost every day with a Minelab Excalibur and gives a valuable insight into what the potential user of such a machine is bound to experience. Minelab Excalibur Diary provides an unparalleled look at the ups and downs of mastering the Minelab Excalibur and deals with the problems that the beginner is likely to experience with his new machine. It also covers some of the modifications that can be made to make beach metal detecting easier, as well as dealing with the changing conditions of beaches and tides that can make a day’s shore hunting either a golden success or a complete failure. Perhaps most importantly, the book also conveys to the reader the necessity of developing the right attitude to successful beach metal detecting with the Minelab Excalibur metal detector. Minelab Excalibur Diary is unique in as much as it is the true record of a metal detectorist’s first seven months spent in a concentrated effort searching a single Thai beach rather than a conventional guide or a reference book. Although the diary is set on a beach in Thailand, the book provides a valuable and enjoyable read and will assist the owners of Minelab Excalibur metal detectors to a greater understanding of both their machines and the shorelines of any beaches in any country in the world.
In hindsight, maybe fluttering off the tour guide’s red line wasn’t such a good idea. But Jon has neither hindsight nor foresight as his vacation unfolds in real time. Acting without consequence, he discovers that real life is funnier, crazier, and more interesting than fiction, as he encouters crooked tour guides, transvestite karaoke stars, restroom massage gangs, and angels – not with wings and halos, but g-strings and high heels.
This book is a magical collection of twenty five traditional nursery rhymes and chants, all of which are about the animals and birds of Thailand. Despite first impressions, many Thai nursery rhymes are not really nonsense verses at all, but have been recited to children by their parents and grandparents for hundreds of years, in order to teach them something about the creatures that share their world. Sadly, throughout the course of time, many of these ancient rhymes and chants seem to have become all but forgotten by the modern generation of Thai children and this book is an attempt to preserve them before they are lost forever, as well as introducing them to the children of other countries. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant pictures that give the reader as much of an insight into everyday Thai life as do the rhymes themselves, this book will captivate and delight children of all nationalities and ages, as well as providing them with a great deal of knowledge about the people of Thailand and the natural history of the country. As well as the pictures and text (the rhymes are reproduced in both English and phonetic Thai language) this book also contains a list of the meanings of many of the rhymes and chants included, which will enable parents in countries all over the world to teach a valuable lesson about a different culture to their children in a way in which is both informative and fun.