Thailand



Eight weeks in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal
Recently I was going through some old photos and videos and I came across some footage of the eight week trip we took two years ago with Matt’s sister and her boyfriend.We joined them at the start of their year of traveling and had a blast exploring Thailand, Laos and Angkor […]

On the road: Eight weeks in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and ...


Best of 2016
  I’ve never been a huge fan of New Year Eve – too much pressure and expectation. You need to have a plan way in advance, you MUST  be doing something. Everthing is booked up and SO  expensive!   But this year we went away to the beach with friends […]

New Year on Koh Mak



A trip to the top of Thailand
  Because Thailand has a wonderful amount of national holidays, we recently enjoyed a five day weekend. Iā€™m not really sure you can still call it a weekend when you only work for two days of the week but whatever it was, it was much appreciated.   We wanted to […]

A trip to the top of Thailand


Thailand's most beautiful island... 2
Remember when I said that Koh Mak was the most beautiful Thai island? Well step aside, because we just discovered Koh Kood (or Ko Kut).     I was in two minds as to whether we should blog about Koh Kood because although I want to share this wonderful place, […]

Here on Koh Kood


2016
January We kicked the year off with a visit from Matt’s brother and sister and even managed to squeeze in a quick trip up to Chiang Mai, where it was freezing!   February My parents made it to Nakhon Sawan and survived despite my mum’s aversion to hot weather and […]

Our 2015



We love Koh Mak!
I think Koh Mak is the most beautiful Thai island we’ve visited yet.      It doesn’t have the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Andaman coast or Koh Chang’s teeming jungly mountains. Actually, there is nothing particularly grand or spectacular about this particular version of paradise. But the serenity of palm […]

Here on Koh Mak


Celebrating Loi Krathong
  We wrote about our first Loy Krathong last year and time has really flown by.   Along with Christmas, school holidays, Wai Kru and Sports Week; Loy Krathong is a milestone in the Thai year. Traditionally it marks the official end of the rainy season but to us it also […]

Loy Krathong


Best things to do in Kanchanaburii
  Kanchanaburi is often overlooked when planning Thailand itineraries in favour of sandy beaches and northern hippy spots. It was on a rusty public bus somewhere between Kanchanaburi and Nakhon Sawan that we thought we might like to make this beautiful country our home for a while so perhaps we’re […]

What to do in Kanchanaburi



Angkor Wat 2
Starting on the sunny shores of Koh Phi Phi and ending up at the ancient ruins of Angkor; we spent 5 and a half weeks making our way through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia with Matt’s sister Lauren and her boyfriend, Tom. When we leave each place we always ask each […]

Thailand to Cambodia in 6 weeks


A day in the life of an English Teacher in Thailand
The other day I was reading a blog post about someone teaching English in Thailand and it struck me how different it was to our own experience, This didn’t come as a surprise, there are countless foreigners teaching English all over this country and in all kinds of schools.   […]

A day in the life of an English teacher in ...


Iced lemon tea
  Iced Lemon Tea (or Cha Manao as the Thais call it) is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day, and man are the days hot over here!   And when I say lemon, what I mean is lime. We only have limes here but they call […]

Iced Lemon Tea or Cha Manao