Like mother, like daughter

‘As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones in my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot imagine a life without her.’ My mum means everything to me; she…

Staying fit whilst backpacking

Staying fit and healthy whilst travelling is really difficult. It’s the only thing about backpacking that I get stressed about; I get really tense if I don’t workout every day and I’m practically inconsolable if I can’t find healthy food to eat (not being dramatic this time). I may go slightly overboard sometimes, but it…

Happy Mother’s day

Today is Queen Sirikit’s 85th birthday and in turn Mother’s day as well. Whenever there is a celebration in Thailand; our school tends to go all out, so this week we’ve hardly had any lessons as the student’s have been preparing for their celebrations. On the last day before the bank holiday weekend, everybody came…

Free (ish) things to do in Bangkok

Thailand is cheap, but it isn’t as cheap as everyone’s preconceptions. When I call home and tell my family about what I’ve been up to, I’m always met with similar responses ‘how much did that cost?’ closely followed by ‘oh that’s not as cheap as I thought!’. Newsflash, not everything in Thailand will cost you…

The Tie-Dyed lungs of Bangkok

After being a little underwhelmed with the Bangkajao; better known as the Green lungs of Bangkok the last time Joe and I visited (read all about it here!), I was a little hesitant to return…but this time we had local guides in the form of Thai children to show us around, so it’s got to…