Author: Manoj Tripathi

Manoj Tripathi spent two decades as a newspaper hack, based in Bangkok and Yangon, with a multimedia giant in Thailand before switching his career toward media consulting/training. He has penned a few travel guides to Thailand’s most scenic drives, and loves street food, travel, and wildlife watching.

Summer’s upon us, but many Thais are not really dreaming of glorious sunshine or hitting the great outdoors. With the horrid Bangkok heat so unbearable amid a layer of thick smog, thousands of weekenders are flocking to popular beaches east