Gili Air is like being in a bubble. A lovely, fresh, breezy and beautiful bubble. There’s no stress in this bubble – no logistics planning or language barriers or perilous journeys. But it’s not a boring bubble either. It’s a portal to a whole new underwater world full of unknown creatures. Come here if you … Continue reading Breaking it down: Gili Air
Death. Death is coming for me. That’s all I can think about in the run up to Indonesia. I mean – boats! Who is driving these boats? What are they made out of? What’s the sea like? And then there’s Indonesian planes! Have you seen their safety ratings? Frodo and Sam were safer crossing volcanic … Continue reading Growing gills in the Gilis
Eat Sleep Love Travel interviewed me about my blogging life, and here’s what I said, in case you’re interested.
This week’s guest post comes from Tanya, travel blogger behindTanya Travel Tales. She explains ‘I grew up in a ramshackle old house in the middle of a load of fields in rural England. There was basically nothing but sugar beet and cows within a three mile radius. Now I live in Bangkok with nearly 6,500 people per square kilometre and god knows how many noodle carts. Clearly I had a quite extreme reaction to adolescent isolation. I’ve lived here for nearly two years now and am taking every opportunity to explore new parts of Asia and Thailand. As a travel writer, I’m trying to capture the essence and anecdotes from the places we visit on my blog.’
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Head northeast from Bangkok in a taxi for about 3 hours and you’ll start seeing mountains. They spring up innocuously by the side of the road like mushrooms, and then they get bigger and then they’re all around you, decked out in rotund, wiry trees. Occasionally you’ll see a giant golden Buddha perched among them, … Continue reading Khao Yai: Thailand’s wildlife wonderland
Some images that reflect the spirituality of Bangkok.
Are you in a relationship? If so, are you at that point with your partner yet where you’re finally getting comfortable around them, so you start crossing lines you haven’t crossed before? Like when you first let them see you after the run but before the shower? Or you admit to them you once cried … Continue reading Anti-romance at the Modern Toilet restaurant
Pssst. You there. Spent a couple of days bang in the middle of Bangkok have you? Perusing Patpong market, dodging motorbikes, expiring in the fumes and the heat? Fun, ain’t it? But maybe by now you’re ready for a slightly quieter pace to go with your pad Thai. I’ve got happy news – you don’t … Continue reading Bangkok’s hidden streets: Thonburi