After a week doing little more than trying to find three meals a day in Ao Nang, we were ready for a bit more action by the time we got to Ko Lanta. The west coast beaches, usually so emerald- and millpond-like during the high season, more closely resembled the inside of a washing machine … Continue reading
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On the Road: Angkor Wat
I knew that 3 months would not be enough to see all of Southeast Asia, but one place I was not willing to miss was the temple of Angkor Wat, in Cambodia. Although the sunrise didn’t play ball for us, the drizzle sent the majority of tourists scattering for cover, clearing space for us to … Continue reading
On the Road: Vientiane
In the centre of Vientiane lies a monument suspiciously similar to Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. Patuxai has seen better days (like a lot of Vientiane) but with a view out over the city and a public park behind it, it’s still a great place to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon in Laos.
Not Expecting Much in Ao Nang
I didn’t have very high expectations for Ao Nang, Lonely Planet warned that it “provides ‘civilisation’ instead of scenery” and that it’s “not the tropical hideaway that most people are looking for.” Friends had warned me that it was too touristy. But I had to get out of Bangkok. I needed to be by the … Continue reading
On the Road: Pai
Pai is a cute little town in Northern Thailand, where we expected to stay just a couple of nights before heading to Chiang Mai. But Pai wasn’t the only one falling in love, we loved it so much we stayed a week!
Hustle and Bustle in Bangkok
I was pretty sure I’d like Thailand before I’d even arrived, and walking through the streets of Bangkok to my hostel I knew I did. It’s a colourful and vibrant, dirty and dusty city. It’s a contrast of old and new, eastern and western. The food is amazingly fresh and diverse, and the streetfood is … Continue reading
On the Road: Ko Lanta
We arrived late afternoon in Ko Lanta, so one of our first stops was going to watch the sun set at Long Beach. A pack of stray dogs had the same idea just up the beach from us, even taking a dip in the warm Andaman Sea.
Passing Through Puerto Princesa
Spending an entire night sleeping on a marble floor with people constantly walking past is not my idea of fun. But if it means you’re transiting from Manila to Palawan I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Arriving in Puerto Princesa after this sleepless night was a shock to the system. The heat and humidity … Continue reading
On the Road: Railay Bay
Just around the corner from touristy Ao Nang (by boat that is, there are no roads to get there) is the very picturesque Railay Bay. It really is one of those beautiful places that the Thai Tourism Board must love when taking photos for their marketing campaigns.
On the Road: Bangkok
A brief respite from the oppressive heat in Bangkok, Thailand.