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
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 first misfortune in Bali happened as soon as I stepped out of the airport. I foolishly rode on the back of my friend’s motorbike without wearing a helmet. In Thailand, it’s quite common (and stupid) to ride a motorbike without a helmet and before I give my mother a heart attack – this isContinue Reading Bali: Volcanoes, Beaches & Titanic Experiences
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 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/or neutralContinue Reading A Submersion into Thai Culture in Bangkok: The King’s Ceremony at The Grand Palace
“No extras! No extras!” – That’s what I was shouting as I was led into a massage parlour by my good friend Ashley in Pattaya… I made the decision to spend my first couple of days in the beach resort Pattaya to avoid the overwhelming chaos of Bangkok. I thought Pattaya would ease me gentlyContinue Reading 3 Days in Pattaya, Thailand