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Ayutthaya: Flies, Ruins and Two Rickety Bikes

Yes, Ayutthaya is in Thailand, not Sri Lanka. You haven’t gone mad. I just decided to share this day in Ayutthaya from 2009 with you because I was reminded of cycling around Ayutthaya’s ruins when I was talking about Polonnaruwa the other day.

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Haad Rin Sunrise, Koh Phangan

The sunrise at Haad Rin beach in Koh Phangan is certainly one of the most spectacular I’ve ever seen. Most people associate the Thai island of Koh Phangan with wild full moon parties, but the birthplace of the most famous party on earth is actually a quieter and more peaceful place to visit when it […]

Grand Palace Bangkok

Grand Palace: The jewel in Bangkok’s Crown

Bangkok will only be our Destination of the Month for a few more days before we head off to Vietnam for a whole month backpacking in October. No visit to Bangkok is complete without a tour of the Grand Palace. Bangkok’s Grand Palace is the absolute gem of the city.

Wat Phra Kaew

What’s a Wat?

As Bangkok is our Destination of the Month at the moment, you might have noticed that I have used the word Wat many times when talking about the temples in Bangkok. But what’s a wat? What’s a Wat? Basically a Wat is a temple. More Specifically, a Wat is a Buddhist Temple.

Tiger Temple

Tiger Temple

If you are ready to leave Bangkok for a day, it’s time to hit the travel agencies on Khao San Road and find a tour to Tiger Temple. It’s far from difficult and there are loads of tours available, just check which price and timetable suits you best.

Wat Arun

Wat Arun: Bangkok’s Most Photogenic Temple

Have you ever been to a place where, on arrival, you’ve just stopped in your tracks and gone “wow”? I did just that earlier this year at Wat Arun when I was visiting Bangkok’s temples with a friend.

Paramveer the backpacker

Don’t Take Hats From Strangers!

The train crept forward and then stopped, and again crept forward and then stopped. This had been going on for the past 45 minutes. We were already in Bangkok, why couldn’t we just get off the train? Apparently this is normal when travelling by train to Bangkok;

Wat Ratchanadda

Wat Ratchanadda: Bangkok’s Most Elegant Temple

The little-known temple of Wat Ratchanadda is the most elegant and understated temple in Bangkok. If you were to visit the city with enough time to only visit one temple then Wat Ratchanadda is the one I would recommend.

Khao San Road by night

How to Arrive in Bangkok in… Style(?)

When the taxi driver came to an abrupt halt on a busy road that was NOT Khao San Road and ordered me to get out, I saw no option other than to do as he said. I was in no fit state to protest either, after having travelled for over 19 hours.

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Five not-to-be-missed Experiences in Bangkok

A city of contrasts, of diversity, of excitement. A city where culture meets fashion meets fun. A city that is hot yet cool, is modern yet ancient, is vibrant yet grungy. Bangkok cannot be summed up in a few words.

white water rafting in chiang mai

I Was Duped into White Water Rafting in Chiang Mai!

Terrifying, exhilarating and unforgettable. That’s the way I would describe one of the wildest and roughest two hours of my life now. during the moment, these were not the words that were going through my head! Dangerous, stupid and why?

GoPro Koh Tao

Go-ing Pro on Sairee Beach

The Thai island of Koh Tao has some of the best beaches in the world. Koh Tao is one of the lesser known islands of Thailand and is a well kept secret by those diving enthusiasts in the know. I was just saying yesterday that I went in the sea in Mallorca for the first […]

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Chiang Mai: Best Thai Shopping Experience

Step into my shoes… From the Christmas markets of Cologne we are journeying across the world to warmer climes for some real Thai-style bartering. Prepare for vibrant colours, amazing bargains, pushy yet delightful sales people, superstition, music concerts and fiery Thai whiskey… Before we left Spain we had already been told that the best market experience […]

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Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn

You remember yesterday I said that walking up all those steps to the tower of Cologne Cathedral made my legs shake? Well today we are  going to journey back to 2009 when I had to walk up some huge steps at Wat Arun in Bangkok… We had just had a massage at Wat Pho (or […]