People featured in this magazine include Chris Craker, an internationally renowned musician who is helping young Thais to further their music careers; David Barrett, who explains why he has relocated to the UK after 30 years in Thailand; Tamara Demeo, an Italian wine expert who explains why she won’t be leaving Thailand anytime soon; and Bruce Darrington, who cycled from the bottom to the top of the UK to raise money for a school in Chaiyaphum. We have also interviewed the Ambassador of the Czech Republic.
The List, our regular dining column, turns its spotlight on Pattaya with a selection of the resort’s most popular restaurants. As always, those appearing on The List are recommended to us pure and simply by our readers. The column is not intended as “the best” style of guide, though some of the restaurants featured are indeed among Pattaya’s leading venues.
Also down Pattaya way, we write about a new roll-on roll-off ferry service from Sattahip to Koh Samui, which will no doubt prove extremely popular with people wanting to take their own cars to the famous southern island.
There’s lots more too, including an interview with a top Bangkok chef who talks about the importance of sustainable seafood, and the latest report from Thailand’s leading dining, Beefsteak & Burgundy.
As we move into our 23rd year, The BigChilli team would like to thank our sponsors, advertisers and readers for making it possible.