Wat Arun: Temple of Dawn

I’d been coming and living in Thailand for almost three years now and I still hadn’t visited Wat Arun, otherwise known as Temple of Dawn, one of the oldest and most recognisable temples in Thailand. All that changed yesterday, and, well…it was ok. Wat Is Going On? I’d had a bad Friday and Saturday morning…

Turtle Mountain

Turtle Mountain is probably not somewhere you have heard of, even if you have been to Bangkok. You may not have heard of it even if you have lived in Bangkok but I recently discovered Turtle Mountain and I want the whole world to know about it. Recently I posted a list of the top…

The Top 5 Must See Temples In Bangkok

Is it possible to pick the top 5 must see temples in Bangkok when there are 400 dotted all over the city? Possibly not. But with so many to choose from it can be hard to know where to begin. But here is a brief guide to help get you started. The Temple of the…

The Temples Of Chiang Mai: Part 2

If you read the first part of my blog about the temples of Chiang Mai, you’ll know that I got a bit lost in the amount of temples I saw and their beauty. If you didn’t read part one, where have you been, naughty person? I really should have a word with your parents about…

The Temples of Chiang Mai: Part 1

For the new year holidays I went to Chiang Mai for the first time…yes I know that seems like ages ago but I am not writing this blog in real-time, I am writing it in ‘when-I-can-be-bothered’ time. Chiang Mai (which translates to ‘New City’) was founded in 1294 by a man known as Mangrai (I…

The Temple Of The Emerald Buddha

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Keaw as it’s known in Thailand is one of the holiest Buddhist artifacts in Thailand and sits on the grounds of The Grand Palace. It is an absolute must for anyone spending time in Bangkok. Recently I made a conscious effort to see some of the…

I Prayed For Good Karma And Someone Stole My Shoes.

The following story is entirely true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. I’m not really a religious person and when I say ‘not really’ I mean ‘it means nothing to me, it’s all fake, oh no am I going to hell now?’ But I am in Thailand, a country with a…