A tourist in Bruges

First impression of Belgium? Everywhere smells of waffles. First off, before I get into the waffle (get it?!) of my usual blogs, I’d like to thank our two good friends Jason and Sofie for letting us stay in their apartment in Belgium. You’re awesome. I’ve been told many times not to go to Bruges. It’s…

25 things I’ve learned in my 25 years

25 years ago yesterday afternoon; at 10 past 2 to be exact, I was born, weighing a heavy (my mum calls it healthy) 8lb 12oz. I have now reached the halfway mark of my third decade in this world and am an adult; I mean I’ve officially been an adult for some years now, but…

A jaunt in York

From the ancient capital of Thailand to the ancient capital of England; York is one of my favourite places in the world. Rich in history with beautiful architecture, York is a must see destination in the UK. Established by the Romans in 71 AD (which blows my mind when I think about it), this place…

From washing Elephants to washing cars

It’s been over two weeks since we landed back in England, which is a little crazy because it honestly feels like we never even left in the first place. Pretty much everything here has remained the same since Joe and I hopped on a plane to live on the other side of the world 11…

Exploring Thailand: The country guide

Possibly the best (and possibly the most obvious) thing about living in Thailand is, well… you’re living in Thailand. This beautiful country is incredibly vast and there are unlimited things to do and places to see; of course you will have heard of the well known destinations; but there are also so many more you…

I’m home James!

I am back in England. I’m home James (my mum used to say just that every time we walked in the door when I was younger. I have no idea why, I used to think she was talking to a ghost). I mean technically I’ve been back in England for over a week I just…

How to be vegan in Thailand

There seems to be a common misconception that it is incredibly difficult to be a vegan in Thailand, which couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve met friends who were vegetarian in their home country and converted back into eating meat out here because they couldn’t find anything to eat; this is CRAZY to me….

It’s a jolly holiday-Hua Hin

All I seem to be doing lately is apologising for not writing enough, or forgetting to update my social media blah blah blah. Today is the same. For the past 2 weeks I have been settled in the fanciest hotel I’ve ever been in my life (more on that later) in the beautiful coastal town of…

Splashing around-Hua Hin

Before half term started I made a promise to myself that I would write every single day…it’s obvious that that just hasn’t happened. I apologise I haven’t kept this promise but I’ve been pre-occupied with the 5* resort we’ve been staying in for the past 2 weeks (I’ll take some photos of it and write…

Tattoos in Thailand

If you’re coming to Thailand; whether on a boozy holiday, a spiritual retreat or a backpacking adventure- chances are you may think about getting a tattoo and why not? Tattoos are awesome! I now have 4 tattoos, one from a drunken holiday in Spain (I know sounds nothing like me) and the rest from right…

Elephants, Gibbons and Bears- Oh my!

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. If you don’t know (although I’m pretty confident that by now all of my lovely readers definitely do), I LOVE animals. By love I really mean love…

What vegans eat- Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan was possibly THE most vegan friendly place I’ve ever been to; which honestly came as quite a shock. From the moment we stepped off the ferry and bumped into a small vegan cafe where we had the most delicious lunch, I knew we’d come across a winner. Unfortunately for me, I only visited…