The City of Gold: Mandalay

We arrived in Mandalay bright and early after our luxurious VIP gold-class bus from Yangon. We had TV screens so I watched 2 films, played a game and listened to some 2007 chart toppers. At 6am we checked into our hostel which seemed clean and nice but we couldn’t have a bed yet so we […]

Songkran aka Thai New Year

I love national holidays. I don’t just mean bank holidays which means a three day weekend and a four day working week. I love national holidays that bring a community or a nation together to celebrate something like Halloween at home or Hogueras in Alicante or New Years Eve in London. Ammun and I managed […]

A Little Piece of Pai

“Eat well before your journey to Pai because the journey will make you feel sick.” Exactly 767 fast bends in the mountainous road later, both us and our bags had made it from Chiang Mai to Pai in separate cars. Even during the 10 minute walk from the bus station to our hostel I already […]

The True Thailand in Chiang Mai

After two weeks island hopping in very westernised islands filled with western people, it has been really nice to return to cities where I can witness Thai people just going about their daily lives, doing everyday things. I really feel like Ammun and I have got the true taste of Thailand in Chiang Mai and […]

A Flying Visit To Phuket

After our boat and hour long bus transfer to our hostel we were absolutely pooped. I think two weeks of constant drinking and then three nights of late night partying in a row in Koh Phi Phi took it out of us a bit so Ammun and I had a good rest while Tom packed […]