The Golden Mount and The Vultures of Bangkok

The title of this post indicates that this will be a serious story, featuring horrific mental imagery that will leave you emotionally scared and unable to sleep – it may do but don’t worry, I will not be mentioning my sweaty bits in this deeply serious tale. It seems that all major cities have, at some point…

Five Best Things To Do In Bangkok!

Sometimes I like to write something really silly…this is one such time…I would like to apologise and I hope the images you are about to see do not leave you too traumatized. Being in Bangkok can sometimes be overwhelming, with so much to do it’s difficult to know what to choose. Should you visit one…

Thai Boxing And Hot Dogs

The crowd was beginning to roar and shout in anticipation of the battle royale that was going to happen in front of their very eyes and the sweat that had formed on my head was now running down my neck, onto my back. A hundred thoughts swirled furiously around my brain, ‘what was I doing…

The Golden Mount And Sweaty Legs

I’ve been living in Thailand for roughly 7 of the last 9 months and I still look at men wearing trousers in this heat with great awe. It’s probably similar to the feeling people must have had when they first saw moving pictures or found out that The Bee Gees were men. I have a few…

5 Ways To Deal With Jet-lag

Jet-lag, the bane of every travellers life, I should know because I have done it. I’ve done it a lot. I’ve travelled more times than Richard Branson’s made a complete knob of himself and that’s A LOT! (Sorry to any Branson fans reading this…but he is). Many people have tried to find ways to cure…

The Thai Wedding And A Brush With The Local Mafia!

Those of you that read about my overnight train journey (A Train Journey And An Accordion Playing Baboon) will know that the whole reason for that sleepless night was for a wedding further up north in a place called Rattanaburi in Surin province Surin. Surin is an area known for its vast areas of farmland,…

A Train Journey And An Accordion Playing Baboon

I went on a train recently – five words that don’t exactly fizz off the screen at the start of a blog and make you gag yourself with excitement of what is to follow, but this was a train in Thailand…an overnight, ‘sleeper’ train in Thailand no less. I’ve travelled outside of Bangkok a few…

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…