About this item

A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted but perceptive look at one of the world's most visited countries from the viewpoint of a young foreign resident.More than just a Thai travel guide, it offers a concise but insightful take on Thailand for tourists, expats, would-be expats, and others - anyone, in fact, with an interest in visiting or learning about the Land of Smiles.Packed with short articles accompanied by sidebar stories and interviews and evocative color photographs, the author paints a vivid and revealing picture of a country built on a deep reverence for nation, religion and monarchy, yet with its own distinct, individualistic perspective.Subjects range from the touchstones of Thai culture and history, such as its politics and economy, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on traditional Thai design and craftsmanship, including its highly acclaimed architecture and fine silk textiles.



About the Author

Jody Houton

Jody Houton is a journalist and author from Manchester, UK. Although a prolific writer of short stories and songs in his teenage years, it was only upon making the decision to leave the English teaching profession coupled with a 10,000 Korean won incentive from his girlfriend-at-the-time for cafe coffees that he returned to writing. Houton's first book, A Geek in Thailand, was published in November 2015. He is currently working on his first novel.



Read Next Recommendation

Discuss with your friends


Report incorrect product information.