Hot to Trot at Angkor Wat – Tuk-Tuks, Towers and Tomb Raider

View from Baphuon Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat? Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, located near the city of Seam Reap in Cambodia. Dating from around the 12th Century, this gigantic site contains ruins of many temples. Actually, Angkor Wat refers only to the the main

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Kamphaeng Phet: Off Thailand’s Tourist Trail

Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

After the craziness and crowds at Songkran, we felt like getting away from the tourist scene for a few days, and Kamphaeng Phet seemed like it might be the place we were looking for. We heard that it was a quiet city with an

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Chiang Rai: Bikes, Burgers and the Blue Temple

Blue Temple Chiang Rai

Just an easy four hour bus journey away from the traveller and ex-pat hub of Chiang Mai is the delightfully quirky small city of Chiang Rai. Famous for its White Temple, this city has the feel of an up-and-coming city that undoubtedly will become

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Getting Soaked for Songkran

Songkran 2018 Chiang Mai

Happy New Year from Thailand! No, we haven’t gone back in time a few months – in Thailand the New Year traditionally starts on 13th April and the festivities are called Songkran. This was one of the highlights of our trip so far as

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Mmm, Pai…

sunset pai canyon

Pai is one of those places where travellers congregate – a pretty spot by the river, nestled in the hills, where you can buy vegan wraps and quinoa porridge. It’s hardly authentic Thailand, yet it still remains a charming place to while away a

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Hi Chiang Mai!

Wat Chiang Man elephant

On our first date, all those months ago, I remember asking David where his favourite place was in the whole world (yeah I know, standard first date small talk) and his response was a city in Northern Thailand called Chiang Mai. So we were

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It’s My Birthday and I’ll go to Koh Phangan If I Want To

Thong Nai Pan Yai beach swing

We’ve just spent a fairly idyllic week on the Thai island of Koh Phangan. A few months ago, David asked me where I wanted to be for my birthday, and my response was the beach. (I think my exact words were “I want a

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Brilliant Buzzing Bangkok

Wat Arun Bagkok

After nearly three months in India, we have finally moved onto our next destination. As our taxi glided through the quiet Bangkok streets at 3am, once we’d emerged from the hassle free immigration process at the airport, we couldn’t help but notice two things

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Ambling Around Amazing Amritsar

Golden Temple Amritsar

From one holy city to another – this time the Sikh’s holy city of Amritsar, the home of the magnificent Golden Temple. The journey from Rishikesh was the final sleeper train of our India trip and although we were thinking that we had this

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Riches of Rishikesh

Ram Jula Bridge Rishikesh

Ah, it’s good to be up in the mountains again! Rishikesh is rich in fresh Himalayan air, beautiful clear river waters and any kind of spirituality you desire. Ever since The Beatles came here in 1968 to attend a Transcendental Meditation course at the

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