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…

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 (2016) 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…

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,…

Review ~ Anantara Siam Brunch

Yesterday we did Sunday brunch, one of our favourite (payday!) things to do with friends. We were trying the Anantara Siam for the first time. It used to be The Four Seasons Hotel and is frequently voted as the ‘Best Brunch in Bangkok’ apparently. We had heard great things, including rumours about a man in…

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…

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Sunday in Singapore was a fabulous day…I got to see my cousin who I hadn’t seen in over 6 months! After checking into our hotel we got changed and headed straight out, we met up at Boat Quay for a glass of vino then moved onto Marina Bay Sands for a few drinks at the 57th…

Koh Chang Part 1

So last week to escape the chaos of Songkran in Bangkok we escaped for a few days to the beautiful island of Koh Chang. If you missed the weekend post on how to get there you can read it here. We stayed at the Chai Chet Resort on the west of the island, on Chai Chet beach…

Let’s Do Brunch.

Apologies for going awol for a few days but my parents have just arrived for the first time in Bangkok and we have had a busy few days…more on that to follow! But right now I want to fill you in on an experience we had for the first time on Sunday that many expats…

Review ~ The Hansar Hotel

“Hansar” means “to be in the moment of full joy and happiness” in Thai; that sounds like the perfect place to spend Valentine’s! Dave’s colleagues had bought us a night at The Hansar as a wedding present and given our usual nonchalant attitude towards Valentine’s we were really looking forward to an evening away. We took…

Happy Valentines Day!

Today we are off to the Hansar Hotel for Valentine’s. Dave’s colleagues booked it as a wedding present which was a lovely surprise! We usually don’t make a big deal of Valentines as my birthday is only the week before so it will be really nice to be staying in a gorgeous hotel tonight. I…