Angkor Wat & Siem Reap, Cambodia

One of my aims since last summer was to visit a few more of the incredible places that are right on our doorstep. Hanoi in September blew me away so when we had another long weekend in October we hopped on a plane to Cambodia (flying time, just over an hour from Bangkok) to visit…

Review ~ Hilocks Hotel and Spa, Siem Reap

We stayed at the Hilocks Hotel and Spa when we visited Siem Reap in October. As well as it getting great reviews and looking lovely, my main reasons for picking it were that it was a little out of town so peaceful but had a regular shuttle into the centre, it had a lovely pool…

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….

Loy Krathong

Wednesday was the annual Thai festival of Loy Krathong, meaning to give thanks to the water goddess amongst other things. This is one the most beautiful and spectacular festival I have witnessed since moving to this country, with thousands of Krathongs floating on the water and people, especially children, wearing stunning traditional dress. Yesterday evening…

Part 4: Eating, Shopping & Football

After our amazing island hopping trip, our friends¬†then had 5 days with us in Bangkok before heading back to the UK. Dave was unfortunately back at work so that left the three of us to do some exploring! On Monday we took a boat down the river to visit Wat Arun and Wat Pho, both…

A dash of culture…

Yesterday, a friend and I visited Wat Arun, a temple on the Choa Phraya river. We took the BTS to the river and the jumped on a boat. Entry to the temple is just 50THB (¬£1). Wat Arun is an incredible sight with a 266ft central ‘prang’ (tower) that has steep steps that represent the…