In simple words, a year of national mourning means that the government has suggested everyone should feel respectful and sad, and grieve for their King's passing. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), visitors should respect the feelings and sensitivities of the Thai people at this time.
Inside, The Sukhothai is an elegant haven away from the crowds, crazy tuk-tuks and smoldering traffic jams that seem to clog the city from dusk till dawn. And outside, hidden in gardens behind the hotel courtyard, we discovered a glamorous way to beat the heat at the hotel's peaceful pool and spa pavilion.
What's a typical week for a racing driver? Well, we don't have one! That's part of the reason I love what I do - no two days have to be the same. 5th January and that's it, Christmas is over, goodbyes to the family and straight on a plane! First up it was off to compete in the Asian Le Mans series, then to Dubai for the annual Dubai 24hour and then to Kuala Lumpur.