Sorry. If you read this blog regularly, you're probably fed up with my tales from Thailand and Sri Lanka. "Oh here he goes again!"
They say that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. So it was on Koh Lanta. I planned a six mile walk in the tropical heat and because my lovely New Zealand bush hat had been stolen weeks before, I needed something to protect my head from solar attack. A bandana! That was the solution. My very first bandana. Well I wasn't go to wear the stars and stripes one or a Bob Marley memorial bandana or anything with flowers so I plumped for the military camouflage design in various shades of orange and yellow. Cool! As I strolled along in the sweltering heat, I guess I was the spitting image of Johnny Depp! Pirate of the Andaman. From Khlong Nin to Kantiang Bay I trudged.
Just as radar screens blink when aircraft appear so my eyes have a habit of logging on to errors in signage. Usually, I am cameraless when I spot these mistakes but on that particular day in the village of Kantiang I snapped two beauties. See the one at the top. Look carefully. I'm pleased I didn't venture in to the "Alama" but I guess the real Johnny Depp would have loved it!.."Yeah, I think I'll have the bugger! Does it come with relish?"
And below, the Sureewan Massage and Beauty shop showed the imaginative diversification of their business model - embracing taxis, haircuts, a laundry and...a "ronning" service. I think they meant "ironing" rather than providing personal services to any passing gentlemen named Ronald.