A Long Weekend in Hanoi

To say I fell in love with Hanoi is probably an understatement (I declared we should move there less than 24 hours in…); I loved how unique the culture still is, I loved the hectic, scooter filled streets, I loved the food and the cheap beer and the delicious egg coffee! We were there for…

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a city in the north of Thailand, famed for its many temples, glorious food and chilled back vibe! In my three years in Thailand I have explored many islands and beach areas but had never made it up north so we took my parents with us and spent a few days exploring….

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…

Travel Plans

The last two weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind of travel planning! We have a few long weekends coming up as well as some visitors so had lots of jaunts to sort out and get planned, plus I have been growing increasingly aware that I still haven’t visited Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam –…

Introducing Lalalab

I remember the days when you would take your roll of film to Boots that had taken you months to use, having carefully selected each shot so as to not waste a single frame, and the anticipation of getting your photographs back, which ones had worked, which hadn’t. I used to create all sorts of…

Summer 2017

Well we’re back in Bangkok after an amazing but totally hectic month back in the UK where as predicted we ate way too much, spent too much and drove too much! We caught up with friends and family, hung out with our dog, I accompanied one of my best friends in the world down the…

Australia: The Road Trip Part

‘Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.’ (A quote I firmly believe in but you’ll appreciate the irony once you’ve read the post.) After our epic time in the Whitsundays back in December, our plan was to hire a car and drive over three days from Airlie Beach to Brisbane where…

Review ~ 99 The Heritage Hotel, Chiangmai

Back in February we went up to Chiangmai for a few days with my parents. As the only one who had visited before, my husband chose 99 The Heritage Hotel as he had a good experience in their sister hotel on a previous trip. It was just under £90 a room per night. This beautiful boutique…

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…

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…