April 23, 2011 | Destinations, Thailand, | No Comments
Thailand is a very photogenic place- beautiful beaches in the south, remote hill-tribe villages in the north and bustling cities packed with temples and markets. Here's a few of our pictures from our two months in the country... Read More »
It was our first visit to Thailand and we stayed 2 months. We absolutely loved the country, it’s natural beauty, tasty food, nice people and how set-up it is for westerners to enjoy themselves and get around the sites. From chill out to adventure and culture to hedonism, Thailand has it all. Read More »
We moved on to Chiang Rai, from Pai, to take a step closer to the border with Laos. Chiang Rai is closely-related to the fantastic Chiang Mai, like a little brother, so we had high hopes. Read More »
April 16, 2011 | Destinations, Thailand, | No Comments
A round-up of our favourite funny signs from Thailand Read More »
In Thailand you can get bitten a lot by various insects – mosquitoes mainly, but also ants, bed bugs and other mother-suckers. Carly had a bite on her leg and a few days later the surrounding area was swollen, red and tender. Read More »
We waited for the public bus to Pai, due to leave Sappong at 12.30pm. It never arrived and so we waited in the blistering heat, nibbling on a sweet jam-topped "pizza" and being harassed by the village-drunk. Read More »
We instantly fell in love with Cave Lodge as soon as we arrived. We were greeted with an open-plan wooden communal space, decorated with a hammock, cushions galore, a two-person day bed made from rubber tires(!), a table-tennis table, a swing and large fireplace in the centre. Read More »
The ancient city of Chiang Mai is enclosed by a moat and remnants of the city walls and gates, forming a perfect square. This creates a naturally well-defined and focused area inside, approximately a square mile in size, filled with small lanes and pleasingly quiet roads – traffic is efficiently served by ring roads that follow the city walls. Read More »
We found Koh Phi Phi Don to be a mixture of first class natural beauty but with rubbish heaps around the next corner; of loud tourist-town commercialism but with nearby gorgeous, quiet beaches. Read More »
We visited Khao Lak, a beach-resort town 70k north of Phuket on the Andaman coast. Unfortunately, the town and the surrounding area was devastated by the 2004 tsunami and has been re-built in a very Western way, lacking Thai character. Read More »
After a few days on Koh Samui we were ready to move on - to the national park of Khao Sok on the mainland. After an early morning boat to Surathani, we were then whisked away from the pier on a bus to a holding area 30 minutes away. Read More »
We hired a scooter a few times and this opened up fantastic possibilities to explore and have a more personalised experience - a welcome change after having been on a few tours. Read More »
We took an early morning speedboat from Koh Phangan – slightly cramped with over 30 people onboard – westwards into the Gulf of Thailand to the national marine park of the uninhabited 42-island archipelago. Read More »
Sunset at Loyfa Resort Koh Phangan
We wanted to explore a different side of Koh Phangan so instead of heading to the Full Moon Party capital Haad Rin, we decided to head north-west - even after being put off by the taxi driver: “Why you wanna go to the mountains?!” Read More »
Koh Tao Sairee beach longtails
We had been told that Koh Tao is South East Asia’s biggest diving hub so we decided to take advantage and do our ‘PADI’ or Open Water course, and, having previously only snorkelled before, we embarked on the course with apprehensive excitement. Read More »
Chilling outside a bungalow on Koh Tao at Silver Sands
After the hectic buzz of the city we very quickly settled into island life. There is a very chilled-out, slow pace of life here, which seems to seep into everyone and everything (which sometimes becomes tedious when waiting to be served in a restaurant!) Read More »

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