Surviving the Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan

My ten tips for the Full Moon Party: • Decorate your bodies with UV paint You can either get painted at the party by locals, or save some money by buying UV paint yourselves and DIY’ing it. Pretty much every shop on Koh Phangan sells UV paint and neon clothing in the run up to…

The slow boat: Chiang Mai to Laos

We’d heard the slow boat from Chiang Mai was an experience not to miss and as I sit writing this from a sweltering, cramped and noisy boat I would agree. We were sold a slow boat to Luang Prabang by an agent who didn’t seem to know much about it, however feeling reassured we booked…

The winding road to Pai

Two weeks ago I’d never even heard of Pai. Little did I know that four-hours and 762 turns North of Chiang Mai we would find ourselves in the backpackers heaven of northern Thailand. Tiny in comparison to Chiang Mai the only way to see the real beauty of Pai is to get on a scooter….

The wonder of Chiang Mai

So who wants to come and live in Chiang Mai with me? It’s amazing – no wonder so many ex-pats make it their home from home. We only spent five days here, but could easily have spent another week. There’s just so much I wanted to do: white water rafting, Muay Thai training school, trekking,…

One night in Bangkok

So where to start with Bangkok? Apparently it’s been awarded the title of world’s best city four years in a row… Now I don’t know how best to describe the city, apart from a total battering of the senses. Everything about it seems to shock you. From the sounds, to the sights, even the way…

Here we go again…

With my last post being over 10 months ago, I know doesn’t time fly, I thought I should update you all on what I’ve been up to. Now, I’d love to tell you how drastically my life has changed since my last trip, but you see the truth is… it hasn’t. I’m still in the…