Crown Lanta Revisited

It has been a very busy month – between visitors, holidays and work I genuinely don’t know where the past six weeks have gone. Well, I do…mainly eating, drinking and holidaying but that’s beside the point. I have so much to fill you in on but today I wanted to tell you about one of…

Reunited BKK

This weekend my cousin, Singapore Cee, and her husband came to visit us here in Bangkok. I haven’t seen them since October when I was back in the UK for their wedding so was seriously excited about being reunited! Needless to say, we had a crazy busy weekend filled with lots of eating and drinking……

Hello Weekend

This week has been an odd one. We had a long weekend which meant we had the day off on Monday, then we all had the day off yesterday for constitution day, throw into the mix a horrendous cold and it’s been quite strange. I spent the majority of Tuesday and Wednesday in bed or…

Visitors, Islands and Goodies

My sister and her boyfriend arrived bringing with them a vast amount of exciting things, many of which I talked about in the post The List. Needless to say, we will be eternally grateful and will make it all last way longer than it ever should at home (except the Mr Kipling French Fancies which…

The List

Whilst we can get most things here in Bangkok, there will always be the odd thing we can’t or that we just miss! With that in mind, I thought I’d share with you some of the slightly random things we have asked our visitors to bring out for us. Toothpaste Toothpaste here is terrible, there is…

Goodbyes.

Saying goodbye is truly the worst thing about living on the other side of the world. We had the most amazing 2 weeks with my parents and I can’t wait for them to visit again, we’re already planning on doing some proper island hopping with them next time, but actually saying goodbye at the departure…

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…

The Hottest Day in 55 Years

After the chaos of the Grand Palace the day before and the prediction of it being the hottest day in Bangkok for 55 years (eeekk!), we thought we’d take my parents penultimate day a bit easier. We took the BTS to Phrom Phong which is only about 20 minutes from us to have a look at…

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…

Brunch: Take 2

A few weeks ago I told you all about our first Bangkok brunch experience in the post, Let’s do brunch. I also admitted how I’d been so excited I pretty much forgot to take any pictures and lets face it, the ones I did take were pretty suspect! We took my parents to the Red Oven…

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…

On Top of the City.

We’ve just landed back in Bangkok after a fab few days on the beautiful island of Koh Chang. There will be pictures of our escapades there but for now I though I’d share with you some pictures of last Saturday night in Bangkok with the parents; their first experience of a sky bar and needless to…