Solo In Bangkok: Survival Tips

Whether you’re starting out on a solo backpacking trip around Asia or you’re just simply passing through, the idea of being alone in a city as busy as Bangkok can be a little overwhelming. I remember that when I first set out solo travelling a couple of years ago, it wasn’t until I was in that hotel room in Bangkok’s city centre that reality really … Continue reading Solo In Bangkok: Survival Tips

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10 things I learnt from a Thai monk

Chiang Mai is a popular base for activities in Northern Thailand amongst backpackers. With everything from zip lining, cooking classes, bamboo rafting and visiting elephants to choose from, me and my limited time frame were completely overwhelmed. In the end I opted for one of the lesser known things to do in Chiang Mai and in my opinion, one of the most interesting: a ThaiĀ monk … Continue reading 10 things I learnt from a Thai monk

10 dishes you have to try in Thailand

I wasn’tĀ supposed to be in Thailand. The plan was, fly in and out of Bangkok, purely for the cheap flights, then get out of Thailand as quickly as possible and head into Cambodia. It wasn’t that I didn’t love Thailand, but I’d done it and I had 6 weeks in which I wanted to see all of Vietnam, Cambodia and possibly Laos. Then I got … Continue reading 10 dishes you have to try in Thailand

Ayutthaya: Temple ruins and sunsets

The sun is casting an orange glow onto the pillars of Wat Chaiwatthanaram temple as it sets. Above me the sky is darkening but still has tones of blue, pink and purple and the moon has just started to show through. We climbed up some steps on the edge of the ancient ruins that make up this magnificent temple and watched as the darkness engulfed … Continue reading Ayutthaya: Temple ruins and sunsets

10 cliche things in Thailand that you should do anyway

Travelling around Thailand has almost become a rite of passage for travellers looking to have an adventure. You won’t be a travel pioneer of you visit, but my gap year trip to Thailand was hands down one of my favourite trips I’ve ever done. It’s a country that’s exciting, exotic but easy, it has beautiful beaches, temples, jungles and it’s still so cheap. So what … Continue reading 10 cliche things in Thailand that you should do anyway