This is the first part of a reflective account of my experiences in Thailand over the past seventeen years. It is an account of someone who has journeyed two different paths; that of a professional diving instructor and, later, a whoremonger.It is a story of a journey from an initially carefree, idyllic, adventurous lifestyle in an island paradise, to the harsh reality of the urban environments of Bangkok and Pattaya. It is a story of a journey into the dark side of life in Thailand and a realization that there’s a hardness and ruthlessness in that dark side which, when you’ve lived here for seventeen years offers you nothing in return except a world largely devoid of integrity, honesty and sincerity.It is my story and it is, like those of so many other foreigners who settle in this land, a story of a roller coaster ride through adventure, hardship and endurance.It’s also a story of mateship, something which is a rare commodity in this day and age. I make no apologies for what you’ll read beyond this page. You may be humored, shocked and even angered but, ultimately, you’ll come to realize that there is no other country in the world like the Land Of Smiles. These are the LOS diaries.
'Pattaya Parables' released (10 Sep 2012 02:43) The vignettes in this book capture a wide spectrum of Pattaya nightlife and provide the reader with an easy to read but interesting voyage into the pathos and the humour that exists behind the bright
'The LOS Diaries: Part Two' released (03 Sep 2012 23:55) Another night, another girl and another party in one of the most hedonistic cities on the planet. This is the story of a resident expat’s adventures and night time exploits in the go-go bars, and nigh
'Broken Halo' released as 2nd edition (29 Aug 2012 03:35) Outsiders believe the lush mountains of Northern Thailand are peaceful and idyllic. But things are not as they appear—danger and intrigue lurk in even the tiniest village. Broken Halo reveals this dar