Anantara Lawana ~ Revisited

On Friday afternoon we left school and headed straight for the airport to catch our flight to Koh Samui. We were spending the weekend at the Anantara Lawana where we spent our honeymoon in January 2015. If you missed my original review of the resort, you can find it here. If you follow me on Instagram…

Indigo Pearl ~ Revisited

For the second part of our half term holiday (and after the fabulous Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai) we spent three very relaxing nights back at the wonderful Indigo Pearl in Phuket. As we stayed in a different room to last time, and did a few new things at the resort so I thought it warranted another post,…

The Weekend Beach Edit

We’re heading off to Koh Samui this afternoon for an early anniversary weekend at the hotel we went to for our mini-moon back in January. We’re in the UK for our actual wedding anniversary in December which will be busy no doubt so as we were gifted a weekend back at the beautiful Anantara Lawana we thought it…

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!)….

October 2015

Well, I think I can safely say this month has been the craziest, busiest month ever. I can’t believe its nearly November already! To recap on why this month has been a bit mad, in case you missed it…the first fortnight of the month I was back in the UK, catching up with friends, eating…

Review ~ The Aminjirah, Koh Tao

Finding a hotel on Koh Tao was a similar story to finding one on Koh Phangan…it involved too much time on Trip Advisor and resulted in frustration. In the end, we plumped for The Aminjirah, a hotel that I had seen reviewed by fellow bloggers, Sarah of Fit Travels and Krystle of Pictures & Plane Tickets. Situated around the…

Review ~ Cookie’s Salad Resort, Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is renowned for full moon parties, buckets of booze and just out of school backpackers. But there is also a very different side to this island; it’s relaxed, laid back and very beautiful, it’s mountainous and tropical with lush coves and white sand. As per usual we spent hours trawling the web trying…

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…

Getting The Train

We have had a seriously expensive month with Singapore and being on holiday in Bangkok since the end of June. So our few days in Hua Hin last week was done on a micro-budget…thankfully being in Thailand that isn’t too much of an issue. We haven’t been to Hua Hin before even though it’s just…

Universal Studios, Singapore

Whilst we were in Singapore it was Dave’s birthday, to celebrate I dragged him to Universal Studios. He wasn’t massively keen as he’d never been to any of the big theme parks before and I suppose didn’t really get what the big deal was, having visited the California parks as a child I was stupidly…

Botanic Gardens, Singapore

We spent a lovely afternoon exploring the Botanic Gardens in Singapore with my cousin. The guidebook told us it is said to be one of the ‘finest botanical gardens in Southeast Asia‘ and boy can I believe that. Established in 1859 the park combines lush tropical areas showcasing local plants as well as manicured gardens…

Lets Eat, Singapore

We had some great meals in Singapore last week. Yes price wise it was very different to what we’re used to in Bangkok but we did find places to eat delicious food for reasonable prices. Here’s a rundown of the places we found that we would definitely visit again! Japanese ~ Clarke Quay The heavens had suddenly…