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A few very full days in Yangon

A few very full days in Yangon

I wish I had longer to spend in Yangon.  I only had a week in Myanmar to explore, of that I spent 2.5 days in Yangon and it wasn’t enough.  So what does any sane person do when they don’t have enough time and there is too much food to try.  Of course they have … Continue reading

Life Update

Life Update

Its been a while since we posted anything to this site and there is a good reason…  we’ve expanded our family.  We now have an almost 8 month old little boy  (affectionately known as Mr Monkey).  With adjusting to life back in New Zealand, pregnancy and then welcoming this wee bundle our blog got put … Continue reading

The Art of Riding Side-Saddle

People say that travelling around Bangkok can be one of the most frustrating and tiring parts of living in this mega city.  It wasn’t design with the knowledge that one day thousands of cars will be travelling its road.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve sent a message to a friend or colleague saying … Continue reading

Finally finding Talat Rod Fai

Finally finding Talat Rod Fai

There are markets all over Bangkok but Talat Rot Fai (also known as the Train Market) is something unique.   I had been meaning to visit the market since I moved to Bangkok but I never managed to reach it at its old location near Chatuchak.  But in the middle of last year it moved to somewhere … Continue reading

Nong Khai and the Mighty Mekong

Nong Khai and the Mighty Mekong

Travel Theme: Rivers Nong Khai is my favourite town in north east Thailand.  It is a gateway in to Laos, it sits on the Mekong River and it feels small and quaint but still with lots of delicious food options. We’ve visited Nong Khai a few times over the past few years and I always feel like it just … Continue reading

Bangkok is a city that glows

Bangkok is a city that glows

Gazing out my 21st floor apartment window every night is one of my favourite things to do.  Watching the lights of the city shine,  the car lights on the highway whizzing by in red and white; the city just feels like it comes to life after dark.  During the day the dust and dirt of a … Continue reading

Fruit Bats of Chachoengsao

Fruit Bats of Chachoengsao

Exploring the provinces surrounding Bangkok is something we really enjoy doing and have been doing increasingly more of.  Partially because we have less time for travelling further afield and because of the easiness of getting to these places.   Within 3 hours drive of Bangkok are some great hidden gems worth visiting. One special place … Continue reading

A secluded spot on Koh Samui

A secluded spot on Koh Samui

When seeking out a location for our 2013 Christmas Holiday you might think we were a little strange that Koh Samui wasn’t our first choice.  Our idea of Samui was an island with too many big fancy resorts, lots of shops and parties and not enough casual relaxing beach space.   We enjoy the simple … Continue reading