Do not insult the king of Thailand. That was made clear before I left for this year’s BMW GS Trophy. I have to say, I figured it was mostly Germans being German and wanting to play by the rules. A little research, however, and I found out that the penalty for insulting (or defaming or threatening) the king, queen, or heir-apparent in Thailand is three to 15 years in prison. To that point, after being on the ground for a few days here in Thailand, and having seen his monarch-ship on a few billboards, I must say he’s about as handsome as they come.