So you’ve purchased your 1 month visa, followed a bunch of Instagram accounts broadcasting the awesome places you’ve bookmarked into seeing in Vietnam, and now you have to make the ultimate decision: North to South? South to North? I personally chose North to South (no particular reasoning behind it, just made sense in my head!)Continue Reading A Backpacker’s Guide to Squeezing Vietnam into a 1 Month Itinerary
Working in hostels in Krabi has blessed me with a constant stream of backpackers to meet, get to know and make friendships. I have met hundreds of backpackers from around the world. Some of become really good friends of mine and others i’m glad to see the back of! Even though everyone is unique inContinue Reading The 15 Different Types of Backpackers You Will Meet in Hostels
Malaysia is well known as the ‘border hop’ country for people living and working in Thailand but after a few visits to this beautiful country, I’ve put together 5 hot spots in Malaysia that will have you signed up and sold! Georgetown Hostel Recommendations: Reggae Mansion, Tipsy Tiger. ‘Quirky, vibrant and exciting’ – how IContinue Reading 5 Must-Visit Places in Penang, Malaysia
Since I started working as an Entertainment Manager at Pak Up Hostel in Krabi town, I meet so many backpackers and travelers that just pass through this province and Krabi is just a stop-over for their next destination. When I ask them if they plan on staying in Krabi to explore, the common answer isContinue Reading My Top 10 Must-See’s In Krabi, Thailand
My Bali adventure began with a big fat Fine from the helmet police at the gates of the airport where my friend Paul kindly came to meet me but forgot a spare helmet. We risked it. We got caught. The fine was about 20,000 rupiah which is equivalent of £10. We paid. We shook hands.Continue Reading Bali: Volcanoes, Beaches & Titanic Experiences
I plead Guilty. I know. I hold my hands and will admit that I have sucked at keeping up with this blog. I have every intentions but life here in Thailand has been more than hectic. However, my situation has now changed and I now have time to give to this little venture of mineContinue Reading An Update on Life in Thailand: The End of Teaching, New Opportunities & An Apology for Blog Neglect.
My senses are at an overloaded peak. Excited music consumes my ears. I smell fire, salt and the odd cigarette blown in my face. I touch sand, palm trees and the occasional sweaty body by accident. I taste a good trusty Thailand alcohol bucket full of wonderful shots that I can’t pronounce the name of.Continue Reading New Year on Koh Tao Island, Thailand.
Whovillan: A person who LOVES Christmas and prepares for it months before it arrives. Someone who counts down to Christmas from the day after it ends. <opposite of: GRINCH> My hands are up. My guard is down. I confess. I am a ‘whovillan’. It doesn’t sound very Christmas-y but apparently that’s my label for lovingContinue Reading Spending Christmas in Thailand
A Peculiar Submersion into Thai Culture in Bangkok: The King’s Ceremony at The Grand Palace The love the Thai’s have for their King is immense. As you probably know by now, King Bhumibol passed away in October 2016. Since then, mourning has been in session for Thailand. I was instructed only to wear black and/orContinue Reading A Peculiar Submersion into Thai Culture in Bangkok: The King's Ceremony at The Grand Palace
My First Week of ESL Teaching in Thailand: A Test of Emotion, Patience & Resilience “You’re off to teach in Krabi!” – I’m sorry, WHAT?! Can you repeat that? I couldn’t hear you over the noise my ass made as it hit the floor! I was completely bowled over. Could this get any better?!? IContinue Reading My First Week of ESL Teaching in Thailand: A Test of Emotion, Patience & Resilience