It took 128 days, 9 countries and many many different hotels, from humble Homestay to exclusive luxury, but finally it's happened. We were lucky for so long that we got complacent. Then again, you don't expect this nightmare in a 4 star villa with a private pool. The nightmare of every traveler. Bed bugs. The … Continue reading Every travelers nightmare
After swimming with a turtle for the first time 2days ago (so chilled out!) and sadly not capturing any footage we were incredibly lucky today. We saw about 20 baby loggerhead sea turtles hatching under a beach hut on Gili Meno. There were more than 120 eggs, but we needed to move on so could … Continue reading Welcome little Turtles
If you can, visit Ang Thong National Marina Park about an hour out from Koh Samui and Koh Pangan. It is beauuuuutiful and will soothe your weary desk-dwelling soul. If you take a cruise it will most likely show you the best snorkeling spots ( great array of fishies) and take you kayaking. It's not too … Continue reading Must Visit – Ang Thong, Thailand
If this trip has shown anything, it is that I don't make a very diligent blogger. Apologies. I had the grand plan of blogging consistently to keep everyone up to date and, more importantly, entertained. But much as my expected tan on this trip my blog has been a bit lacklustre so far... But … Continue reading Update from Paradise
... No, let's get it over with. We are not tallying LadyBoys in Thailand. We will however tally Beach Doggies on Koh Pangan. We met 37 beach doggies, and all of them were excellent. On our first night we even had the Beach Dog In Chief come by our bungalow for a tail wag and … Continue reading Country Stats – Thailand
Each country has official stats, and then it has actually interesting stats. We figured we’d seek out what struck us as the most typical thing for each city/country and tally. Enjoy. Nepal We wanted to tally potholes as we got to see a lot of those in our time in Nepal but to be honest, we … Continue reading Country Stats – Nepal
Half the fun of travelling is finding hilariously named shops, bad Google translations and wonderfully weird objects in excitingly foreign supermarkets. The other half, in case you're wondering, is trying lots of different foods and drinks. These are some of the strange things we spotted while travelling.
If you have never tried Iranian food you are in for a treat! It's a very flavorful cuisine without being spicy or overwhelming - quite ideal for our fairly bland Western palates. M&V made a point of eating as many different dishes as we could decently get away with in our 23 days in the … Continue reading Iranian Food – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Just a very quick note on the Durian. It is "The King of Fruit" here in Thailand and a must-try. As it is unlike any other Western fruit with its creamy texture and unusual taste it was worth the 100 Thai Baht to test our taste buds. Verdict: M likes it. V hates it. … Continue reading To Durian or not do Durian
I am in the airport on Koh Samui. But then again, am I really? I think my taxi driver pulled a joke on me and has instead brought me to a theme park, a playful, cleaner, nicer version of reality. As I'm typing this, a tiny sparrow has just landed in front of me. I … Continue reading Are you sure this is an airport?