Asiatique Shopping

Asiatique Bangkok: The Riverfront and Curried Crab

Asiatique The Riverfront We were lucky enough to make some great friends in Bangkok and they showed us some great sights. One of them being the Asiatique The Riverfront. An old dockyard which has been restor...
Bangkok Rooftop Bar red sky

Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Looking up at a clear sky while the sun gently melts the ice in your Coconut Mojito, reading todays paper and basking in the gentle winds leaving work and stresses in a floor somewhere below you. Time spent on ...
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...
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...
Location Independant

Practical Guide for a Long-Stay in Chiang Mai

We spent two months in Chiang Mai as 'digital nomads'. It is a wonderful city with just the right blend of urban conveniences, cultural activities and local nature spots. As the second city of Thailand it is al...
Raj with Granny Elephant

Elephant Nature Park (the best day ever)

Rescued, saved and loved - the animals at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, have been through all kinds of unhappiness in their lifetime, but now they have home to call their own. We rolled out of bed at...
Doi Suthep

An Unexpected Journey : The Other Side of Doi Suthep

Although not quite as epic as the adventures of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, my recent adventure wasn’t too far off in terms of death defying antics, scaling a mountain, meeting interesting people and making new friends,...
Bangkok

10 Surprisingly Awesome Things About Bangkok

We arrived in Bangkok tired, jetlagged and super-excited to be back in a country we had enjoyed so much in the past. We had planned to spend at least 10 days in Bangkok, probably a lengthier time than most woul...
Bed Station Hostel

Bed Station Hostel – Bangkok

For 10 nights in Bangkok we stayed at the brand new Bed Station Hostel in the Ratchatewi district of the city. Just off the main road we had wandered past on our first night in Thailand and noted that it looked...
flying

Birmingham to Bangkok

Twas a rather long, not-so-ardous, journey to Bangkok involving around 24 hours between our home in Milton Keynes, UK and our hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. We went via Coventry where we dropped off our car before...
'VIP' bus in Laos

Final days of backpacking SE Asia – 2009

2/3/2009 - Goodbye Spicycrew and Laos My alarm went off early and I was straight in the shower readying myself for the very long journey ahead. Today my journey consists of a bus trip to Vientiane, a mini bus ...
slow boat down the mekong river

Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang (on a slow boat) 2009

23/2/2009 - To Chiang Khong - Thai Border Town I woke with a start; excited about the day and journey ahead. Here I was about to embark on a return trip to Laos with a group of really fun people at the very en...
market

Chiang Mai (part 2) – 2009

19/2/2009 - A quiet day at the office Most of my Spicy Crew friends went on a trek today which was sad for me. I really wanted to go, but I`m saving the pennies and I had agreed to help out for a bit at the ho...
Train to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai (part 1) – 2009

15/2/2009 - Back in Chiang Mai Oh, how I love Chiang Mai dearly. It`s like a favourite acquaintance that you want to know more about and spend more quality time with. I was woken up by the faint murmur of...
koh chang

Koh Chang – 2009

9/2/2009 - Koh Chang - The island that looks like elephants I seem to be putting myself through far too many early mornings and long journeys - I guess that`s travelling for you. I was up at 6am to check out o...
boat restaurant

Bangkok (again again) – 2009

21/1/2009 - Trip to Myanmar Embassy, Bangkok I enjoyed the peaceful rest one needs after flying until I heard the pitter-patter of feet coming in and out of my room and then into the bathroom connecting two be...
buddhist monks

Chiang Mai (part 3) – 2008

6/12/2008 - Alms Offering to 11,250 Monks and the Night Bazaar It was 5am, it was pitch black and there was loud thumping on the hostel front door. I rolled over in my bed and made a quiet groan, knowing that ...
sunset

Chiang Mai (part 2) – 2008

26/11/2008 - Deluxe Camping Trip Motorbikes, Ox-carts, Elephants, Riding on the roof of a pick-up truck, White water rafting, Trekking, Hot springs and Camping.....this was one hell of a day. Jimmy, Sunil, No...
Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai (part 1) – 2008

21/11/2008 - Hello to Chiang Mai Being on an open carriage meant that once one person was up and about, we all were. Not that I was getting much sleep. The breakfast they brought was truly awful - the sausage ...
street food

Back to Bangkok – 2008

17/11/2008 - Boat, bus, train - the journey north I spent most of my morning packing and checking out of PP Princess. The hotel tried to screw me out of 40 baht (just under a quid) for some water that I had al...
ton sai

Ko Phi Phi – 2008

11/11/2008 - A rude awakening I had probably passed out the night before, I had drank an inordinate amount and had an awesome time with Tess and Rob. I was rudely woken by banging on the door of my hotel room...
Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

London – Bangkok – Phi Phi – 2008

06/11/2008 - Bangkok: City of Angels The 20 hour journey was pretty gruelling and after sitting on the runway at Heathrow for an hour I wasn't sure if I'd make the connecting flight at Mumbai. Luckily they hel...