Hup 2, 3, 4 – 48 hours with Jungle Book’s Finest

So in a previous post I mentioned that on my last visit to Thailand I rode an Elephant; naive and unaware that by doing so I was buying into a tourist trade of cruelty and torture. This time around therefore I wanted to do something to give back, as well having a positive experience with […]

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Waking up to this yesterday morning has to be one of the best experiences I have ever had! ​ ​​​

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Chiang Mai, Thailand – Day 1

Once we had got the unfortunate roommate incident out of the way, had found a map of Chiang Mai and checked in to a new abode, we decided it was high time to get out and explore the city. Everyone I know who has previously been has loved it and I wanted to see what […]

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Negative No 1. – Sleeping Buddies 

Last night we stayed at a cute hostel called Chang Home Guest House; for only £2.50 per person per night it was a pretty sweet deal. A bed in a 4 man dorm, a beautiful oriental-style garden and cats (this is always a winner in my book). Unfortunately no one can predict who you might […]

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Enroute to Chiang Mai

I am currently writing this 7 hours into our train journey to Chiang Mai. The train ride hasn’t been as bad as I thought it might have been so far, with the air-con working perfectly and lots of leg space; if only airplanes had such luxuries! Included in our mere £15 each train ticket price, […]

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Bangkok, Thailand – Day 3

After a slight panic about how much money we were spending last night, we decided to have a cheap last day in the capital. I looked up free things to do in Bangkok and saw that the Golden Mount was one of them. We decided not to take public transport today and walked 30 minutes […]

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Jim Thompson House – The King of Silk

Listed in the Lonely Planet as a top attraction and 5th on Google, we decided that this museum sounded rather interesting. Near Siam square, Jim Thompson house is a tranquil paradise in an urban jungle. Jim Thompson was an American who moved to Thailand and revolutionised the silk industry, taking what was a declining cottage […]

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Day 2 – More of Bangkok 

Here’s a few photos of what we’ve been up to today! First stop was a local river taxi to Wat Arun, which was a crowded but all the same great experience! Wat Arun itself was having restoration done and was therefore covered in scaffolding and not photograph worthy, however we did also visit a temple […]

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Day 1 – Bangkok

It was typical that both of our flights were delayed for one reason or another, so instead of arriving into Thailand at 6pm we flew in at around 7.45. Factor in immigration, collecting baggage and a 40 minute taxi ride and before we knew it, it was 10pm by the time we settled into our […]

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Thoughts to Thailand

I was in the office when Sky News pinged up its most recent tidings of bad (why can they never report on something positive or enlightening?!) and revealed that Thailand’s (and the world’s) longest standing King had passed away. I’ve never been too interested in our own monarchy; the latest outfits of Prince George and […]

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