Omnipotent Powers still care for the blessed Phangan! My deepest dream was seems to be practically impossible - real Rebirthing of divine Nature of the island. But what we see now is exactly its reasization - turtles laying eggs in Pattaya, where time ago was too dirty even for tourists. So, what we see now maybe look strange, but remember - its always exact realisation of someone's crazy dreams!
Saying about our business activity, my old friend and partner Shine take Phanganbiz over to provide nesessary services on even higher level of service and professionalism, while I am off the island. So, all the contact-form requests will be forwarded to him, while some of the "Resorts rental" will go to local partners by area. If you on Phangan, you can meet Shine in Baan Tai in his resort "Meridian Khao Tam", on a way to Khao Tam temple.
I wish you all wonderful Spring, my dear readers!
This recent world magic story leads the Phanganbiz creator (me) to Sunny Russia, where Moscow - Belgorod - Sochi is a current route. Beginning of this journey is even more intrigue - I spend whole month in different prisons due to the new updates in immigration rules - I lost my passport years ago in jungles of NakhonSi and decided not to disturbe the officials (its happens alredy - they looked really disturbed). So I want to dedicate this post to my recent adventures, started on 20 of February - 13-th Lunar day, night before great event in India and among Indians around the world - MahaShivaratri.The main news I can share with readers are - all is good with us, anywhere we go. Me, you and each of us right on the place and in a time we should be to realize our full potential. We can feel extatic in hell and we can suffer in Paradise. I should notice that last years main projects which I run was related to rare trees of the island and especially Rudraksha - seeds of which considered highly valuable and even sacred in many ancient cultures, starting from India. Since I met that trees on Phangan and various proves that tradition to salutate that seeds existed also in Thailand, Rudraksha became my central, flagman Mission. So most of photos below I made throw Rudraksha seeds of Phangan, as I believe that that seed let me enjoy every moment of that adventures.
So my prison tour consists of 1 night in Phangan cell, then 3 nights in real prison on Samui, next was +- 10 days in Bophut police station - the most awful among all, and then IDC in Bangkok as a last point, from where I had a flight 20 of March - day before Spring Equinox - ancient New Year. Of cource its good to explain - how could I appears to be in a prison for such a long time with so little reason? Me - a creator of whole bunch of successfull websites, marketer of many hotels and villas, barman in many parties and places? To say shortly - it was the only way for me to prove that I'm exist. I spend years before that in attempts to launch different innovations - improve the life of people, relations between tourists and hoteliers, heal the nature and prove the uniqueness of the island - all that using various strategies, models, working with super-professional people, contacting all the levels of managers and officials - all that with signs of success - but only signs. I've got a reason - my daughter born on Phangan, and after looking around - island and abroad - I honestly couldn't see anybody to trust that "World will be fine" - world where my children gonna live. So, as it was no anybody else, I started to create and act by myself, expecting sooner support from others with bigger powers and abilities. You can look some of that ventures on Kalos Fund website. Despite of many miracle things, I wasn't really satisfied, as positive changes wasn't so obvious and so global as I expected. As a logical result I celebrate Great Night, which this year falls of 21 of February, in Samui prison, due to the non-ability to pay the 4000 THB - the court fine. (I asked the girl to let me call to nearest friend to bring the fine, she said "I will try" and disappeared). So below some sights from prison in Bophut police station and transfer to Bangkok IDC prison.
That's how it happens - yesterday I tried to send a most valuable gift with rarest of the island seeds to representatives of Royal Office, Her Majesty Princess Sirindhorn or Bureau of the Royal Household, and next week I'm in prison. And the unique collection of most rare island Rudraksha for 3 years research, which was enough for the whole museum or gallery, now shared among few people around the world.
flight and moscow
20 of March my time in Kingdom ended, and accompanied with Koh Phangan tree-spirits I flew to Russia.
Next destination was an important area, connected Russia with Scotland - village Mcury near manor "Serednikovo", where great Russian poet Lermontov wrote his immortal verses. Lermontov from old Learmonth family is the most famous Scottish of Russia, main spiritual connector of Scotland with Russian culture. As I'm a activist concept creator for the Scottish charity, I saw a clear good sign in it.
Belgorod in black earth belt was a next step.Amazing city with lots of parks and water in a center.
Few of the most interesting and not-expensive offers. Photos and info will try to add later - now its a reminder for me and partners about availability.
ॐ ओषधीश नम:
This is a guest's post on actual topic of volunteering, not including any places on Koh Phangan. Phangan require particular extended overview-alike article to highlight the demanded subject. Maybe I'll do this one day, if you will convince me that "its needed" - in this case first we'll post it at Kalos Eco, dedicated to that kind of stuff. And pictures will be taken from our exclusive stock of genuine natural no-modified photos from the real masters, which prefer to be there incognito - as my honorable guests you can use it for free too!
Volunteering has become especially popular in Thailand. Volunteering is not only a great way to travel inexpensively, but also to fully immerse yourself in Thai culture and enjoy the diverse surroundings.
Thailand is a mecca for all kinds of travelers and has been for decades. Nature lovers are particularly attracted to this Southeast Asian country due to its versatile landscapes. From the mountains in the north to the beaches in the south and everything in between, Thailand offers a little something for everyone. Here are 5 selected places, where volunteering combines work, education & leisure in a proper, organic proportion.
look'n learn with old-time pro
Mr J isn't a newbie in property deals - for the long time he was working on Phangan radio, contacting with locals all around the island. Its wasn't a minimal-tech-house or even psy-trance radio - it was a live station with actual info for tuk-tuk drivers - who's pay better for fresh arrivals of farangs. Mr J has a van with many mirrors, and know how to use them.
Day was rainy, this time we visited 3 places -
However radio was closed, real estate isn't a main occupation of Mr J, and he is usually busy with other things. So to order a SHOW with him I thinking to offer it as a advance-reserved paid service, to cover gasoline and time - "Many people look, many speak, many time spent, and only some buy..." - confessed the hero.
This article of Jennifer has a actual information about moving to Thailand and a links to get it more and arrange useful services. Random photo-art illustrations added, fully according to old traditions of Phanganbiz. Be Eco-friendly, love the trees - as we hope to show the stars to our children. Rudraksha Life dedicated to Rudraksha growing on Phangan island and worldwide. Now you can own the holy tree, registering even land under, using the the concept created by Kalos Fund.
Thailand is a country filled with friendly people and amazing scenery where you can live a relaxed lifestyle in comfort. You will also find That many local people enjoy telling stories about the country and that Thailand has a vibrant history dating back as far as the 12th century.
Making the move to Thailand can be easier if you understand what is required of you prior to the move. To make the move, documents and specific requirements need to be met. Learn about these requirements here.
What You Need to Do for the Move
There are many reasons to move to Thailand. However, the most common reason is for retirement. Working in Thailand is strictly prohibited for foreigners, even volunteer work. If you are self-employed or work remotely however and work via the internet for yourself, you will be able to earn an income that way, but you will not be able to find a local job.
To live in Thailand, you will need to obtain a visa. To qualify for a non-immigrant visa, you must be at least 50 years old, hold a valid passport that does not expire within a year and have proof of their financial requirements.
The income requirements for those retiring to Thailand need to be 65,000 THB each month or 800,000 THB in a Thai bank account. There can also be a combination of a steady income stream and cash money in the Thai account, but it must equal 800,000 THB together.
AFter the recent scam story with AibBnb I made a jet-dive-Inn into the villa rental picture of today, and going to get share the results of my impressions and even will try to use them for "common benefits".. The most surprising for me were following news:
Was in construction for the time enough to built a Palace, High Stone Villa recently was completed. Some of the most delicate, hard and important jobs was made by the owner himself. Then, when the villa was done and koh Phangan stock was thorouthly explored, owners went to travel - first around the Thailand, then South-East Asian neighbours, then the rest of the world, what was easy. At the day I visited the house I can say - its look perfect, and worth all the efforts which were made. Spacious, with a few different outdoor chill areas, its has two residence spaces - house for guest next to the main 2-floored one.
Avoiding long stories about the place you'll stay or not, we going to post more photos, video-clip and best rates, together with owner's direct contqact for booking on dedicated villa page.
best phangan villas, best prices, fast booking - progress of dozen villas
While we are here concept of Dozen Villas has constant progress - I meeting and chatting both with the old pals" and new fortunate villa owners, trying in a shortest possible way to explain and offer them to join. Together with few of them we're going to have a offline meeting, where over a cut of good tea/coffee with bite of chocolate we hope to polish the details, after what this post will be updated.
9 of March money was returned - with no excuses or even comments, but its doesn't matter - we WON!
INTRO - someone hacked Airbnb account of 1 of our Phangan villa owners and made few changes to open the way to send later the money for long booking of the villa to unknown bank account, what was added together with new telephone number and creating a new filters in Google mail account. Strange thing was in "login hostory" - was deleted - which could be made only by someone working in Airbnb office - but villa owner catch the chance to make the screenshots of that magic movement. Investigation started from long period of silence - from all the official ways of the Airbnb contacts. On day 3 - at 2-nd of March - we tried various Airbnb Twitter accounts and eventually got the reply - since that time we're in rare communication, and days after this case even was marked as "urgent" -but no money still - its arrived only week after, while we use all the ways to get them back. Read the full story - starting from the latest news, added with screens - to get the idea how the villa rental market onPhaNgan working today.
9 of March - Win Win Win! - Airbnb issued the money transfer by Paypal - so its worth to try all you can to get the result - sometimes its happens!
5 of March - no any news about the money, but I started new stream with them - offer Airbnb to be $-partner of our island's Eco-center - as the only beautiful solution of that weird story. If we'll succeed I will delete this post - so take anything what can be useful! Here's the story of that idea on Twitter:
Nice! Question while you're on - how can I contact department of Airbnb charity or similar guys there? That big house of story - the only big beach house here - planned to be transformed to "Marine research Center" - where the last guests supposed to be Airbnb-clients - Brian in May. Plan was to try to make them very happy - our Last Villa Guests. Now I sent them all messages with warinings - probably didn't add happiness:) So its not too late to replay that in more positive & vital way - to make AirBnbn our sponsor! Much earlier than 7 of March you can see detailed plan about that here on fund's eco blog. And for your personal assistance - you who's replying me - can get unique item - one of just 3 among existed ostrich eggs painted by some of the coolest among living painters!
- and we will beautifully finish the story - which is now non-a-gem of our website :) Please consider it with well-balanced attention - we have box for the egg and will send it like a white pigeon in a sky.
No problem! You can send your proposal and contact details to email@example.com. Our partnerships team will review it and will be in contact if they're interested. Thank you and best of luck!
Read the full story about non-smart scam on Airbnb with recent updates from the world leader's support, after I sent messages to Twitter, e-mails, facebooks, calls and real people wroking there. Guests still at the house and will help to the host to get his money.
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