Luxury trip to Qatar

3 Nights of Luxury in Qatar

A gentle breeze, a soft warmth, and the soothing smells of spices simmering in the background. I take a sip of my iced coffee, gaze out over the glass-like expanse of the Olympic-size swimming pool ahead of m...
Grand Hyatt Doha

March Instagrams

March was a month of covering many miles. It saw us journey from Thailand to the UK. From the UK to Qatar. And back home again. Phew! It's been quite a ride. Our time in Thailand came to end, we've mostly es...
Wat Maha That Ruins Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya: Ancient City of Siam

On our final day in Thailand our lovely friends took us on an outing to the ancient city of Ayutthaya to sample the famous giant freshwater river prawns, pray at some temples and visit the famous ruins of the o...
Rucksack with Wheels

Rucksack with Wheels: Caribee Fast Track 75 Review

Before we hopped on our flight to Thailand last November I was in the market for a new rucksack with wheels . Now, my trusty ol' faithful has done me well since 2003 and is still doing fine. But instead of l...
Thai Food

23 Weird and Wonderful Foods To Eat In Thailand

Thai food is renowned across the world for its spicy, tangy, sweet and tasty flavours. It's a big favourite back home in the UK and rightly so. We are HUGE fans of Thai cuisine and have been living in foodie h...
burmese family

How To Seek Out Cultural Exchange

Following yesterday's post about the importance of culture when travelling we are sharing our tips on how to actually seek out those opportunities to learn about another culture when you are travelling. My mos...
young monks

Why Culture Is An Important Part of Travel

Learning about culture is an integral part to travelling. It's not just about stunning scenery, adventurous experiences, or relaxation. Learning about culture is enriching for the mind and soul. It can enhance ...
Do not ride the elephants in Thailand

Why You Should Not Ride Elephants

For as long as I can remember I have had an affinity with these beautiful creatures. And I feel sorry to say that I have ridden an elephant in the past. Something I feel terribly guilty about. Let me tell you...

February Instagrams

February really was a month of up and downs. We had a minor health emergency which required us hotfooting it to Bangkok as fast as possible to get to a doctor (all is ok now, so don't worry Mothers!). We vi...
Travelling Health

How To Avoid Traveller’s Diarrhoea

Let's talk about poo. It happens to us all. It's a fact of life. A particularly stinky part of life. Nevertheless, an essential part of life. It's not fun, it's not clever, and when it gets extreme it can ...