Monthly archives: March, 2014

Abu Dhabi – ‘High Class Tourism’

Over the last 20 years I’ve been extremely lucky to have visited the Middle East, mostly Abu Dhabi and Dubai, numerous times. The reason for this is because I have family there; my aunty, cousins and, more recently, my cousins’ children all live in Abu Dhabi. Within that 20 year time span Abu Dhabi has…



Bangkok – ‘Last Night In Bangkok!’

After just over 7 weeks in South East Asia it was finally my ‘last night’. I had booked into my favourite hotel in Bangkok, New Siam II. I’ve been using this place since my love affair with Thailand started; it’s clean, has friendly staff, great food and a nice swimming pool. It ticks all the…



Cambodia – ‘Angkor Wat’

Walking across ‘Rainbow Bridge’, I was crossing from the world and into heaven, and in doing so entering the main section of Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat was a structure that had been built with purpose, and our local Cambodian guide explained that the first bridge into Angkor resembled crossing from the underworld and into this…



Cambodia – ‘A Story That Needs To Be Told…’

Since I was a child, I’ve always had a fascination with stories; quite simply I love to listen to them and more than that I love to tell them. I’ve spent much of my life telling people stories; some are funny, sad, about special places or about special people. Stories are born through living life;…



Cambodia – ‘The Real Road Trip’

I’m currently sitting on a ten seat mini bus van, it is full of backpackers, the air conditioning is terrible and for that reason I feel awfully sticky. I’ve just left the Thailand – Cambodia border, crossed ‘Friendship Bridge’ and I’m on my way to Siem Reep, and it will take four hours. I left…



Koh Phangan – Full Moon Week

I haven’t been able to complete a blog post for the last week, the reason for this is quite simple; I’ve been acting like a demented owl, raving all night to psychedelic dance music and sleeping all day in an alcohol induced trance. It was Full Moon, the venue was Koh Phangan, the ingredients liquor,…



Phuket – ‘Why Travel?’ (or F**k It Why Not Travel?)

You could write a whole book in answering the question about why you travel. There’s no right or wrong answer and I’m sure different people travel for different reasons. When you’re backpacking and constantly meeting new faces, the topic of conversation usually focuses on travel. People are eager to tell you about where they’ve been,…



Koh Lanta – ‘Reggae, Reggae, Reggae’

‘Everything is gonna be alright, everything is gonna be alright, everything is gonna be alright’ sang the man with long jet black dreads, wearing a white shirt with the sleeves cut off. His full reggae band jammed behind him and the vibes projected from the music lifted the mood of the whole bar. I absolutely…



Koh Tao – ‘Muay Thai Baby!’

At 6am, the beach seems just as asleep as the diving community that live there. The sun has yet to put his hat on and for that reason the temperature is cool. The mist and lack of direct sunlight allows the beach to look as if its colours have been filtered; it’s almost as if…



Koh Tao – ‘Backpacker Thoughts From A Hammock’

Lying in a hammock, thinking about everything but really nothing at all… Society pushes this ideology that you need to get educated (in a formalised institution that’s been teaching more or less the same s**t for years), get a career (and don’t you ever think of leaving or changing it!), a house (that will be…