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About Khun Joe

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So far Khun Joe has created 4 blog entries.

TripAdvisor, Booking.com and all that mess

In the coming days, I will develop my analysis about these internet worldwide platforms that manipulate and control the hotel industry sector. How they lie to the travellers, how they rank hotels with algorithm according to one only criteria : maximising their own revenue. You and us have the same problem : the number of smart people [...]

Travel Magazine focus on Koh Yao Noi

Thank you Mary-Jane for this nice review about Koyao Bay Pavilions on Phoenix Magazine.

A Short History about Koh Yao

I wrote this small text about 15 years ago when I settled on Koh Yao Noi. By this time, I was conducting historical and ethnographic research about southern Thailand, peoples and cultures, in partnership with Sorbonne University, the french Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Songkla Nakarin, Patani. I was particularly interested [...]

The Salangane’s nest, the heroic story of a tiny bird

All around the islands in the Phang Nga Bay, these tiny swiftlets can be observed, flying endlessly above the sea at incredible speed. They build up their nest on the walls of the caves and anfractuosity of the many islands around. These nests, mainly composed of the birds' dried saliva, are highly appreciated in Chinese cuisine [...]