Tag Archives: Thailand

Reeling in the Year:2014

Today marks one year since we pulled on our rucksacks and said goodbye to Lucy and Martin in Greenwich, London. We boarded the train to Heathrow with a one way ticket to Perth Australia via Delhi, Bangkok and Bali. Our tummies were tumbling, there was mixture of excitement, fear, sadness and nerves inside. Little did […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

Taken from outside a random temple in Chiang Mai.    

30000 Hits Woohoo!

Yesterday our blog has hit 30000 views so now would be a good time to crunch the numbers and see what trends we have seen on our trip so far. But before we do that we want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who spends time checking out our blog!!   Travel   […]

7 Months in Asia

As we board the flight to Perth we have realised that it is just over 7 months travel in Asia that has just been completed. To commemorate this here is some Top 7 lists of our incredible journey so far. (n.b Each item has a link to that post!)   Written by John AND Karen! […]

Thailand: Highlights

Our best moments in North Thailand.

Back to CM

As we ate our yoghurts at Lampang bus station, John felt a sudden sharp familiar pain in his ribs. Turning to Karen she was pointing at the rest of the station’s occupants. In our hunger filled daze we hadn’t noticed the dramatic music that came on abruptly and forced everyone to stand in silence – […]

Elephunk

We got to the bus station and were faced with the choice of an expensive songthaew or take the local bus for pittance in half an hour. We chose the bus. This was similar to the buses in Kerala. No windows just frames and all old metal and hard leather seats. A woman told us […]

Wham Lampang thank you ma’am!

Another sneaky post!!! Lampang broke the journey back up to Chiang Mai. It was also the scene of Karen’s mad toilet dash during our stop on the journey to Sukhotai a few days earlier – who knew she could sprint! We had a dilemma. Stay near the bus station for a quick get away or […]

Hippy Hippy Shake

We have managed to tunnel under the Chinese Wall of Silence and can bring you some blog updates Sssssh! Transmission begins……… What happens when a bus has no suspension, is driven for 300km in the wrong gear and had dodgy tires? 6 hellish hours of our lives that we will never claw back! Oh and […]

Ready Steady Cook

  Probably the first cook school we have been to where everyone cooked different dishes. We had a choice of 6 dishes per course over 5 courses. The first course was a soup but a mini rebellion decided that we do Appetizers instead – wise choice. The Dynamic Duo wanted extra value for money so […]

Prisoners and Pad Thai

We arrived off the bus and before we knew it we were cajoled into a waiting TukTuk. As we debated the merits of this action, the heavens opened up so we were glad of the roof! We arrived at our destination a few minutes later. Funky Monkey Guesthouse lived up to its name with Monkey […]

If you go down to the woods today…

You are in for a huge surprise!!! We had heard of the Black House outside of Chiang Rai but did not know what to expect. We managed to get our guide to take us here in lieu of the waterfall and it was a great decision. The Black House (Bann Dam in Thai), is not […]

Temple of Bling

When the sun catches it, it shines bright like… Like a diamond! It’s covered with statues and steeples and surrounded by ponds and greenery. Take a closer look and the figures that adorn its walls and walkways are interestingly morbid, leering skills and tentacles. Unfortunately for us, an earthquake struck earlier that week and the […]

Land of 1000 Elephants

Just when we thought we had forgotten about the UK we arrived off the bus in Chiang Rai and across the street was a Boots and a Tescos!! Although to be fair they were made to rebrand as ‘Tesco Lotus’. Our Guesthouse, Grandma Kaew, was run by a Thai lady and her husband, who came […]

Slow Burn

Due to the stormy weather we cut our time in northern Laos short by a few days. Something we were both sad about as we really liked the laid back life of the highlands. However there is very little to do there when it is lashing rain and thunder storms. Video evidence can be found […]