If spending anywhere between 14 to 18 hours over two days on a boat sounds like a nightmare to you, then the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang is not for you. For me it was something I’d been excited about doing since deciding to travel to Southeast Asia. Armed with a couple … Continue reading →
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!
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 →
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.
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 →
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.
A brief respite from the oppressive heat in Bangkok, Thailand.
Now I’m on the road travelling, it’s not so easy to keep up with writing blog posts (especially with Internet being a little less reliable here in Southeast Asia). So I’ve started this new series, On the Road, showing a picture of a place I’ve been lately, to give you a taste of posts to … Continue reading →
Coming from a place where trees don’t even lose their leaves in winter, I never truly understood the significance of spring. After an incredibly tough winter in a poorly insulated house, surrounded by grey hills and grey skys, the arrival of spring and cherry blossoms has been such a significant and mood-changing event. I can … Continue reading →
After a year living in Munich we were about to head home but still hadn’t seen the famous castle nearby, Neuschwanstein. Famous why, you ask? Well you may recognise it as the Disney castle – it is said to be the inspiration. So on our second to last snowy day in Bavaria, we headed off … Continue reading →