Bangkok Daily

Life as an expat is never boring. I feel like I am so behind with my posts, I have lots planned to round up my Australia series, document my time in Chiangmai and Khao Lak as well as a few restaurant and beauty reviews but as per usual everyday life is getting in the way…

Australia: The Purchases

I was really looking forward to shopping in Australia. It’s a country that I often looked at for inspiration when working in homeware and retail so the interiors lover in me was excited. I was also excited by the prospect of normal sized clothes and a huge choice of swimwear – both of which are lacking…

Review ~ Patissez, Bangkok

Patissez is a restaurant originally from Canberra, Australia which opened it’s first Thailand branch just off Sukhumvit 39 a few months ago. Patissez is famous for its FreakShakes (a trademarked term I’ll have you know!) so I went with some friends to check it out. The decor is nice and the restaurant has a funky, airy…

Exploring the Whitsunday Islands

Our entire trip to Australia was planned around our time in the Whitsunday’s. It all began when we decided not to go home to the UK for Christmas, I have never not been at home for Christmas so we decided that if we weren’t there we needed to be doing something pretty special. Someone I…

Planning: Bali

I am well aware that we are very lucky to have the incredible holidays that we do. Trust me, I am. It blows my mind on the last day of term, the last day of every term, when my Facebook feed is frenetic with all the incredible places around the world that our expat friends and colleagues are…

Airlie Beach: The Gateway to the Whitsunday’s

We flew from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast Airport with Virgin Australia. We needed to be in Airlie Beach the day before our departure on the boat so we booked a night at the Coral Sea Resort (£158 including breakfast booked through Agoda), which was located just around the corner from the marina we were departing from. Airlie…

Steve McCurry Exhibition

Steve McCurry is an American photographer best known for the iconic Afghan Girl portrait that graced the cover of National Geographic in 1984. He has travelled extensively through Asia, his photos often capturing the harrowing effects of war on both people and places. Until March 14th, his lifetime of work is being exhibited here in…

B is for Brisbane

We landed with Thai Airways into Brisbane on the 21st December and had a day and a half (two nights) to explore the city. We’d heard a few horror stories about getting through Australian customs but found it quick and efficient having applied for our visas online before travelling. The customs officer was really nice,…