New Year Sydney Style

Sydney and New Year go hand in hand. They are totally synonymous with each other, so of course when we began planning our  Christmas trip we knew we would have to do the slightly cliched (but bucket list) New Year’s Eve in Sydney! We discovered we had friends from the UK who were also going…

In Love with Indonesia

Warning – this post contains excessive use of adjectives and may cause serious wanderlust. I have just returned from the most amazing time in Indonesia, where along with with my husband and best friend, and various friends and family along the way, visited Bali, Lombok and Gili Air. I gushed a little a few days ago on my…

Incredible Indonesia

We are currently enjoying our last day full day in Bali before flying home to Bangkok tomorrow. Our travels here over the past week and a half have exceeded all expectations, we have had the most incredible time and are already planning to return as soon as we can having totally fallen in love with…

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…

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…

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,…

Down under for Christmas 

Merry Christmas everyone! I write this whilst sitting overlooking the turquoise sea in the stunning Whitsundays in Australia where we are lucky enough to be spending the holidays! We’ve had a brief time in Brisbane which we loved and are up here to board a catamaran for three days tomorrow! I’m not going to blog…

Be the pebble that starts the ripple…

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen back in October I got all ‘fan girl’ upon meeting polar explorer Sir Robert Swan who came to speak at the school I work at as part of an academic Global Learner Conference. The Mission of Robert Swan’s 2041 organisation is: to inspire, stimulate and…

Here, There and Everywhere.

Apologies for the lack of posts recently but my parents are here for 3 weeks meaning we’ve been super busy as well as travelling here, there and everywhere. I will do some proper posts about where we’ve been and what we’ve been getting up to but in a nutshell here it is…Bangkok staycation, Hong Kong,…

Co Van Kessel Bike Tour

Having tried a walking tour and a tuk tuk tour, it was only right, in the spirit of exploring my adopted city, that I try a bicycle tour. A friend of mine here in Bangkok had raved about Co Van Kessel and particularly their 5 hour combo bike and boat tour. We chose to do the morning…

Cooking with Poo

I have been dying to Cook with Poo so when I was trying to think of new things to do with our visiting UK friends it seemed like the ideal opportunity. Run from her home in the slums of Klong Toey in Bangkok, Khun Poo’s cooking school is popular with tourists and locals alike (Poo has even cooked with Jamie Oliver!)….

The Travel Bit

Last week we headed off with our visitors for some R&R on Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. We used the Nok Air Fly ‘n’ Ferry service as in terms of ease and speed it’s pretty good for getting to the islands, plus price wise it’s really reasonable. Our 2 journeys cost just over £75 per…