After spending a very relaxing 4 days on the island it is time to go home or to other travels. Koh Phi Phi is a gorgeous place and I highly suggest adding it to your Thailand travel itinerary. Not only is it really close to Maya Bay (where The Beach was filmed) but it has some really amazing viewpoints to hike up to.
In the land of croissants and crusty baguettes, of escargot snails doused in garlic and frogs’ legs, of brie and bubbling bouillabaisse, and blue cheeses so stinky you might just need a clothes peg to get through them, it’s hardly surprising that being a foodie is a darn good thing to be. In fact, France is hailed as one of the top destinations on the globe for traveling gourmands, offering everything from Michelin-starred haute cuisine to rustic Provencal farmer stews. And there’s arguably nowhere better in France to sample the delights of the Francophone kitchen than in the capital: Paris.
Overhead, coconut palms rustle in the light gulf breezes. Sloshing waves lap against the shoreline, rolling off a turquoise-blue sea. Bamboo shacks sizzle with the scents of pad Thai noodle dishes and bubble with the chatter of backpackers two buckets down. Volleyballs bounce here, SCUBA teams prep their tanks there, and everywhere life is good. Welcome to the Thai islands.
THE SUNRISE DOESN'T WAIT FOR YOU, YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT
As mentioned in my previous blog we had a very early morning on Sunday so we could climb up 1260 stairs to get to “Tiger Temple” where we did a lovely group meditation and watched the gorgeous sun greet us for the day.
HOW THE SHARING ECONOMY CAN HELP IN THE LIFE OF A DIGITAL NOMAD
It's fair to say that the sharing economy has taken the world by storm in recent years. And before you screw up your face in confusion and ask the question that's surely on plenty of reader's lips – namely, 'what exactly is the sharing economy?' – just take a look around you! It's everywhere. It's in your online shopping services; it's in your line-up of go-to accommodation sites for traveling; it's in your gym membership management pages; it's even in your diet apps and daily routine tools.
Days are moving by pretty fast here in Krabi with Rong and his lovely family giving us everything we could need. Day #4 was the day we did the jungle trek to a waterfall just a few minutes away from the homestay, no matter how many times you see something here in Thailand every time you go back you get a different experience. The first time I did this trek I thought it was a never ending walk but when I did it a second time it so much more magical and relaxing because in all honesty the trek isn’t all that bad.
PATTAYA ISLAND GUIDE: 8 PLACES TO VISIT CLOSE TO THE RESORT TOWN
The raucous party nights and the lively beachfront cocktail dives, the red-light strips and endless go-go bars of Pattaya have been well documented. But what about the islands that pepper the Thai Gulf just off this popular resort on the eastern shores of the Land of Smiles? Those who opt to head off across the cobalt-blue waves and discover these islets are in for a real treat, whether that means salt-washed cabanas on the sand, secluded coves or some world-class diving with the unrivalled visibility of the Southeast Asian seas. Enjoy…
From all-nighter, underground bars hidden beneath the medieval slabs of Hvar Town to chichi cocktail joints that fringe Split's star-studded Riva, we range across the sun-kissed lands of Croatia in search of the top spots to party. Let's get wild yachters!
Everyone knows about the fold-up hairdryers and the nifty little makeup cases for the ladies, but what about the world of travel accessories for men? Well, believe it or not, 2017 finds that industry alive and well, with everything from multi-pronged charging boxes for the tech-heads to self-drying towers for those who like the odd ad hoc swim in the great outdoors. Check out our list of the must-have pieces of kit for the budding male globetrotter in the coming year…
The past 2 weeks have been a complete change of pace. I basically left my life in Miami to shed layers of stress and misconception of my life. The intense bartending job that I somehow levelled out with my zen yoga teaching job has somehow come to an ease. And while I've come to realize that the deeper i dive into the unknown, the more comfortable I feel. I'm tapping into this alternate reality that feels so different and so safe at the same time, so here's my journey. Follow me and enjoy.
10 BENEFITS OF OPTING FOR A COWORKING SPACE ABROAD
Whether you're a veteran globetrotter or a budding digital nomad, the new wave of coworking spaces that's taking over in destinations as far-flung as Bali and Indo, Nica and Brazil is certainly one to watch. Offering everything from luxurious suites and high-speed web connections, new mates and new adventures, it might just offer you the best choice for you working and traveling life this year.
LBW have been touring Vietnam for years, showing off the cascading rice paddies of Sa Pa and the throbbing streets of central Hanoi, the wonders of Ha Long Bay and the sunny party strips of Nha Trang. But what about the hidden treasures that languish away from the mainland? What about the destinations that make their home between the swells of the South China Sea and the waters of the Thai Gulf? Check out this list of the most beautiful Vietnam islands to uncover the paradisiacal tropics of spots like Phu Quoc, Nam Du and beyond. Enjoy…
From confidence-building jaunts through the megacities of India to soul-searching odysseys along the rugged coastlines of Croatia, life-changing experiences in Thailand to eye-opening jaunts in Central America, the gap year promises to be one of the most transformative experiences going. Here are 10 reasons for those who might just need a little extra nudge before taking the leap…
From sailing jaunts through the Greek Islands a la Odysseus to party summers and sunbathing sessions on the Croatian Adriatic, this selection of the top bucket-list ways to experience the most beautiful parts of the Med is essential reading for any wanderlusters in 2017!
From eerie hotels abandoned for years to fighting festivals in the shadow of Indo's misty jungles, this list of 10 weird and wonderful Bali attractions is sure to get you thinking about that long overdue trip to the fabled Isle of the Gods. Enjoy…
If you've already checked off the famous canals and locks, hiked through the misty rainforests and rafted through the quetzal-peppered bayous and riverways of the wild backcountry, then perhaps it's time to seek out Panama's more coastal gems. Of course, with such a wealth of pearly white sands and palm-fringed beaches waiting on both sides of the country – the Pacific and Carib – finding the most beautiful Panama island to travel can be a tad tricky. Allow us to help…
THAILAND TRAVEL: THE ULTIMATE LAND OF SMILES BUCKET LIST
Beaches, bountiful noodle dishes, buckets pumped with energy drinks and vodka and who-knows-what, sleepless parties under the full moon, the electric character of Bangkok and the mystical hills of Mae Hong Son – the draws of the Land of Smiles are endless! In this ultimate bucket list, we’ll take a look at all the must-do things that folk heading off on a Thailand travel trip should have on the menu!
From the mysterious Hindu temples of Bali to the salt-washed surfer towns of Central America, beautiful Andalusia to the spice-scented souks of Morocco, there's real variety on this list; our pick of the 15 top destinations to work and travel in 2017. Enjoy…
From mechanical locks to shimmering Pacific beachfronts and salt-washed Carib towns where the best waves are the currency, we've put together our pick of the top 10 places to visit in Panama. Warning: wanderlust may be induced…
A GUIDE TO UBUD, BALI: THE ARTSY SIDE OF THE ISLE OF THE GODS
Ah, Ubud: the jewel in the jungle. Set high in the misty hills above Kuta, a long way from the rolling shores of the Indian Ocean and the surfer towns of the Bukit Peninsula, this magical place of Hindu totems and twirling incense smoke is steeped in mystery and history.
FROM COUCH SURFING TO HOUSE SITTING: WAYS FOR REMOTE WORKERS TO SAVE MONEY
From Nicaragua to northern Thailand, the beaches of Oz to the mountain towns of Austria, remote workers are everywhere these days. Some are tech heads with a penchant for Wordpress; others are digital designers with a passion for all things PSD. The one thing that unites them all though, is that the office belongs on the laptop, and the work bench on the cloud.