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….

Hong Kong

For the first part of our two week Songkran holiday way back in April, we headed to Hong Kong with my parents and met up with my aunt and cousin who were flying in from Singapore. We flew with Hong Kong Airlines from Bangkok and got ourselves straight onto the train link into the city….

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 tour to…

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…

River Cruise, Singapore

This is my last Singapore related post *sob*, I have really enjoyed blogging about our days there and quite frankly am looking forward to going back! One of the things we liked most about the city (aside from the ridiculously perfect pavements and that baked brie) was the river winding its way through and the…

Singapore Wandering

I always find the best way to really see a new place is to don some comfy shoes and walk it. Singapore was no different. It’s a very easy city to walk as unlike Bangkok, the pavements are lacking in cracks and holes and are generally immaculate, it didn’t take us long to realise we no…

The New ‘hood.

On Friday evening we went to meet a friend in Phra Khanong, which will soon be our new neighbourhood, for drinks and dinner. Dave has been out there before but I haven’t so it was good to have a wander and visit some of the places that will probably become regular haunts! We went to…

Our Last Day of Wats.

My parents last day in Bangkok had come around way too quick and we were determined to make the most of it so we took the boat down the Chaophraya to Wat Pho and Wat Arun. As I’ve mentioned before Wat Arun is undergoing some serious restoration and is covered in scaffolding so we walked…

Jostling at the Grand Palace.

We promised my Dad some culture once the Songkran festival was over so the last few days of their time in Bangkok were spent visiting some of the most iconic sites in the city. We started with the Grand Palace, somewhere that I hadn’t yet visited either. Dave was back at school so we got…

Koh Chang Part 2

Thursday was our last full day on Chang so we hired a speedboat and headed out for some snorkelling. Dave and I snorkelled on our island hopping trip in March, my parents hadn’t ever snorkelled properly but we were all excited! We had a 13 seater boat all to ourselves which was fab. Our first…

Jim Thompson’s House revisited

Last Sunday we weren’t really sure whether Songkran would have got underway in the city yet (officially running Mon-Weds) so we decided to visit Jim Thompson’s House for a bit of ‘quiet culture’. I took Han and Rich last month and loved it so was more than happy to go again this time with my parents…

Two Great Finds.

Pretty soon we are going to need to find somewhere to live. Well technically not ‘need’ more like ‘want’. Currently we live quite a way out of town. It is on the BTS which is convenient but we do want to try more central living even if it’s so we can take more advantage of…