Thailand

Memoirs Of Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most immersive and enthralling metropolises on Earth. It pulses with life, with scooters, with human cries. It vibrates with the clang of Buddhist prayer bells, and froths with the eager anticipation of first-time backpackers on the Banana Pancake Trail. Five years absent, I've finally returned…

Memoirs Of Bangkok

Going Up The Andaman Coast – An Island Odyssey

Ah, the Andaman. Whether you come for blinding-white beaches and glimpses of isles where James Bond once stood, or just hedonistic nights on buckets between the pearly blue bays, you sure not to leave disappointed…

Going Up The Andaman Coast – An Island Odyssey

Thaiventure Chronicles: Part One

It’s midday here so the pace is quite slow as an overcast sky showers a consistent mist. I welcome the weather as it brings a cool breeze and tame temperament to the people however, it’s hardly like this. When the sun goes down this little island becomes a completely different animal with bars fusing together at the beach bringing everyone closer with fire shows and a bustling night life.

Thaiventure Chronicles: Part One

THE 10 BEST ISLANDS IN THAILAND

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 10 BEST ISLANDS IN THAILAND

The Hill Adventure From Chiang Mai To Pai

Ah, Thailand. With ivory-white beaches and macaque-spotted jungles, awesome Buddhist shrines and perhaps the happiest locals on the globe, you offer plenty to love. But you're not all homogenous. From north to south you change entirely, which is precisely what I discovered as I traveled away from the glowing beaches of the Andaman, past buzzing Bangkok and up to the gateway to the north: Chiang Mai. It was just the start of an odyssey into the hills, up to where little Pai town beckons the more adventurous backpackers among us…

The Hill Adventure From Chiang Mai To Pai

Top 8 Reasons to Live the YogaLife

Imagine the jungles of Krabi at your back, the sounds of swinging macaques echoing through the palm boughs. Then add the scintillating rollers of the Thai Andaman, lapping rhythmically against the karst cliffs and picture-perfect beaches of the shore. Drop in a group of likeminded travellers all eager for a blowout in the Land of Smiles, not to mention daily classes of yoga that push the body and mind, a regime of healthy smoothies and not-so-healthy Chang beers, the opportunity to scuba through coral reefs and the succulent flavours of the Thai kitchen. Bingo: that’s the YogaLife. As if you needed eight more reasons to go and live it!

Top 8 Reasons to Live the YogaLife

Crazy Things You Might Just See On An Asia Tour

Asia has beaches and buzzing cities, it’s home to some of the world’s most eye-wateringly wonderful natural sights, it bursts with interesting history and flavours and it’s got some of the nicest locals on the globe. Still, none of that helps with the culture shock experienced by first time travellers on an Asia tour. Those folk will still have to deal with the curious nuances and traditions that have grown up in this vast continent over the years, and get used to the fact that what may seem weird and crazy in the West is totally fair game in these parts! Check out some examples…

Crazy Things You Might Just See On An Asia Tour

12 Alternative Things To Do in Thailand

Thailand doesn't have to be all sparkling beaches and Full Moon Parties, you know. It can also be about oversized hotel rooms in the shape of dragon fruit, water-top, open-air cinemas, mummified monks and spine-tingling gardens depicting the seven levels of Hell.

12 Alternative Things To Do in Thailand

10 Things ALL First-Time Travelers To Thailand Do

Whether it's splashing about in waterfalls or shaking trunks(?) with an elephant, partying on moonlit beaches or getting pampered in the massage parlors, Thailand has a selection of things that every first-time visitor seems to simply have to do.

10 Things ALL First-Time Travelers To Thailand Do