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While finding veggie and vegan food in rural areas and fishing villages can be more of a challenge, eating animal-free in big cities across Thailand and Vietnam didn't prove to be any effort during the time I was there. In fact, even in the middle of nowhere it was pretty easy to find stir fried … Continue reading Eating Vegan in Bangkok
Bangkok: finally, less mopeds! Having visited Bangkok briefly last year as the start and end point of my Thailand trip, I was worried I might have seen all the good bits already and find myself bored second time around. Oh how wrong I was! You might say it should have been obvious, given the … Continue reading Back to Bangkok: Street Food and Shopping
Different places have different customs, and expected behaviours vary as you travel. The main thing you have to remember is that no matter how many tourists and travellers pass through a place, that doesn't mean that the place should change to accommodate the traveller. You are the one who needs to adjust. Sigh. At the … Continue reading Respecting local culture.
Sleeper buses are an exhausting experience. Contrary to what their name would suggest, sleeper buses are not a place that much sleeping will happen. Even if you're on one for almost 20 hours like I recently was. This relaxing display of soothing night lights is an example of what a 15 hour sleeper bus journey … Continue reading Sleeper buses!
So you've booked your flight, googled all the best places to go and now it's time to investigate vaccinations, travel insurance and packing. In that order. Different parts of the world require you to take different precautions - the yellow fever jab I had to have to enter Ghana has not been required at any … Continue reading Getting your s**t together
Whilst parts of Thailand are increasingly tourist-y destinations, with cocktail buckets and neon paint a-plenty, it is still a country I would urge anyone and everyone to go to- even if you think it's "not for you".Tourist hotbeds like the Khao San road and southern party beaches still have a strange charm in their madness. This … Continue reading One last Thailand post…
There are no words to describe how much love I have for Koh Phangan. From the vast, white beaches to the bustle and madness of the Full Moon Party, there's something for just about everyone on the island. I stayed at Mac's Bay Backpackers on Baan Tai beach, and highly recommend it! Whilst it's a … Continue reading Koh Phangan, Thailand
Kanchanaburi is a lively, relatively modern town with regular train and coach connections to and from Bangkok. It has bars selling buckets of booze for 10baht (look out for the ''get drunk for 10baht'' bar sign, if you needed the hint...) a great night market and loads of choices for those of you wanting to go on … Continue reading Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Given the array of options for bamboo rafting, kayaking and other river adventures in the area, it wouldn't have made sense to leave Sangkhlaburi without getting back in the water.As with jungle trekking, most local guesthouses and hostels can arrange expeditions for you without breaking the bank. We headed for the Song Karia river (another … Continue reading Bamboo Rafts and Local Markets – Sangkhlaburi