Pack up your troubles

We all know the feeling; you’re super excited to start your holiday or backpacking trip…and then that feeling is dulled slightly when you realise you’ve still got to pack. Or maybe you get excited about packing…in theory anyway. On paper packing is amazing; you’re trip is right around the corner, everything is freshly washed and…

A night bus to Sukhothai

The North of Thailand is simply beautiful; mountainous giants, luscious jungle and friendly locals are just a few reasons as to why I love it so much. Having only been to Chiang Mai and Pai; my experience in the North is pretty lacking, add to the fact that Joe and I are moving to the…

Tales of a traveller

The grass isn’t always greener, trust me on that one. You must live in the moment, as hard as that may be; who knows what’s in store for you tomorrow, or what life will be like when you get to the other side. Whilst travelling Europe for the dreamy Summer of 2015, I simply couldn’t…

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…