The motorbike races of Ho Chi Minh

Despite my 2 1/2 hour wait in Immigration at BKK, I was only meant to be in Thailand for twelve hours in total. I was able to get some sleep, eat breakfast at the hotel on the rooftop and watch planes fly overhead, and then move on to Vietnam. After a very short afternoon flight…

There are better things to do at 2 AM.

One of which is not waiting in immigration. CNY Holiday 2016, Part 1 The long evening began with trying to get a taxi to take me the Airport Express in Kowloon. I easily enough got a cab, but it was the wrong colour cab – a green one. Even though Kowloon is part of the…

I want 2 pina coladas, gotta have one for each hand …

Koh Samui is the epitome of all those songs about tropical drinks. Bophut Beach is a quieter cousin to its more popular family members across the island, but that suited me just fine. After the packed Friday night market, the rest of the weekend and week were very chill. Not that there isn’t plenty to…

12 hours to paradise

12 hours to paradise – from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui by every travel means possible – minus train and ox cart.

Things that go bump in the night

I’m not one for five-start hotel experiences since that can take all the fun out of travel, but I’m still trying to get over this place we stayed in. It was just for three nights whilst in Chiang Mai. However, three sorts of noises were rather unsettling. Loads of screaming children in the hallways with parents…

Which wat is wat?

I heard that question a few times from people touring the beautiful wats of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai has no shortage of wats to visit and walk around in. They are tucked all over town, some more conspicuous than others. I wish we had time to make it up to the mountain top Wat Phra…

Pink eggs, pork knuckles, and gelatinous gobbledegook jellies

Have a free evening in Chiang Mai and want to try new foods and learn some Thai? Take the Chiang Mai Street Food Tour with Mr. J. Spunky, courteous, and well-informed, he was the best tour guide we could have gotten. He took us along the river of the old city to a street-long food…

Chatuchaking and tuk-tuking: Participles for Bangkok days

Chatuchaking (v.) – to buy an overwhelming amount of items you don’t really need at the Chatuchak Market. Chatuchak – oh, the mighty Chatuchak! The world’s largest outdoor run only on the weekends is the best free amusement in Bangkok, in my opinion. While it ends up not being entirely free because one will inevitably…