TRAVEL AND HISTORY Blog

Man and woman in front of a bungalow a trip to Doi Suthep Trip to Doi Suthep

A trip to Doi Suthep in the early 1930s

A trip to Doi Suthep in the early 1930s Doi Suthep or the Chiang Mai Hill, as the mountain that looms over Chiang Mai was once called, became a popular destination for foreigners living...

Colourful decorated fishing boat

Netherlands Travel Advisory

I took this picture last year on Songkhla Lake in Southern Thailand. The Dutch government advises against all travel to Songkhla. Since May 2018 I have been to Songkhla five times. I also traveled...

Two foreigners holding a sign We are in Nepal after the earthquake

Travel Advisories after the Nepal Earthquake

Introduction An earthquake occured in Nepal on April 25, 2015.  This earthquake is also known as the Gorkha earthquake. The earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. Naut Kuster, the Dutch manager of...

British Consulate outside

The Chiang Mai British Consulate

The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar of the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort once was the Chiang Mai British Consulate. The first consulate building was constructed on this plot of land of seven rai, a...

Garden of the British Consulate in Chiang Mai

Robert Greg visits Chiengmai in 1922

  Introduction Robert Greg was the British plenipotentiary in Bangkok from 1921 until 1925. He traveled to Chiengmai (Chiang Mai) in December 1922. I found this report at the British Library in London. I...

Salween Consular Tour Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation office in Me Hawnsong

Report of Salween Consular Tour 1926

Report of a Tour of the Salween District in Siam in 1926 This is a report written by Mr.W.W.Coultas, British consul in Chiang Mai of a consular tour in the Western Part of the...

Monks in the main street in Pai in the early morning Floris Wever

The tragic death of Floris Wever

Last week 21-year old Floris Wever passed away in a hospital in Chiang Mai after having been involved in a motorbike accident in Pai, North Thailand. He was on his holiday. It is a...

Muslim girl selling watermelon near Pattani. There is a negative travel advisory for Pattani.

Dutch Travel Advisory in Crisis

The Travel Advisory The website http://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl gets 100,000 visitors per month. On this website, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuZA) of the Netherlands publishes its travel advisory. The advisory informs people about safety in...