This is becoming a destination increasingly noticed for its volcanoes and geysers, and for the bears fishing for salmon in rivers running during its eight-week summer tourist season.
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A long-time contributor to Travel’s pages, writer JOHN BORTHWICK recently won the 2020 Pacific Area Travel Association’s (PATA) Gold Award for Best Destination Story.
Here, he takes a light-hearted look at travel and writing, exploring Thailand and the greatly under-rated virtues of escapism.