Jeez, guys, tell us something we didn't already know. The National Trust have just published a study which shows that people experience greater feelings of happiness and contentment from places than they do from 'treasured objects' like wedding rings and other sentimental items. Reminiscing about a destination we've made happy memories in can make us calm, … Continue reading Places are better for your wellbeing than things.
I didn't take an "all my stuff laid out on the bed" style photo for the last post because it's actually quite difficult to get one that isn't crap when all you've got is a wonky ceiling light and an iPhone. But seeing as people were questioning my ability to fit everything I need in … Continue reading Just because you've asked for it!
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
... it is something that does not let you sleep. My next post is going to be a quick look at what you can't leave without - and what you really should leave behind - when you're packing for a Southeast Asia trip. I'm currently preparing for an extensive top-to-bottom-and-back-up trip … Continue reading A dream is not that which you see while sleeping
So we've made it to Australia! If you're flying into Melbourne from Thailand, you should be able to do it for about £150 depending on which day of the week you travel. Not bad for a 9 hour flight! The first thing I saw after stumbling out of the airport and locating my ride into … Continue reading Travel Diary: Melbourne and Phillip Island
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
The day we went trekking outside of Sangkhlaburi, it was 52C outside. Apparently that's 126F. It was f***ing hot. There are vast expanses of stunning national park to explore in the area, and you should find that your hostel or guesthouse can arrange a trek for you- whether it's for one day or six. If you're unsure … Continue reading Jungle Trekking, Sangkhlaburi