We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list.

The Vietnam War In a Nutshell

It’s hard to put the whole of the Vietnam war in a nutshell  because it was quite a complicated event, but I have tried to remove all the confusing information to give you a high level view of what happened. Vietnam was a colony for the French, but Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh fought the French for independence and managed to push them out of the country by 1954. The US didn’t lik [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:52+00:00November 28th, 2015|Random Rambles, Vietnam|7 Comments

Full moon party time

Having nothing to do until Gary and Mark showed up later that day we hired another scooter this morning and went exploring the island of Koh Phangan. We headed to the largest town on the island called Thong Sala and stopped off at the Tesco on the way to grab some breakfast. Thong Sala is a lot bigger than where we are staying, Haad Rin, but is a long way away from the Full Moon Party. It’s probab [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:52+00:00November 25th, 2015|Daily Blog, Koh Phangan, Thailand|0 Comments

What to expect from a Thai massage

Ever wondered what to expect from a Thai massage? I’m not talking the type of Thai massage you are going to get in Pattaya or a sleazy back street in Bangkok. There are actually massage parlours in Thailand where happy endings aren’t the norm and the clientele isn’t just middle-aged men on the prowl for young Thai girls. There are literally massage parlours on every street in Thailand so given we [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:52+00:00November 24th, 2015|Krabi, Thailand, Travel Tips|1 Comment

Koh Samui Rally

The plan today was to meet up with Gary and Mark early and explore Koh Samui on our hired bike. After a few non respondent what's app messages though we realised they probably had a heavy night and were dead to the world. So we donned our helmets and set off alone. The bike's no longer feeling as scary and we made it to Tesco to pick up a few bits in record time. I'm getting quite attached to the [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:52+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Daily Blog, Koh Samui, Thailand|0 Comments

Climbing in Tonsai, Paradise?

Tonsai is probably on a lot of climbers lists of places to go. There are not many places in the world where you can climb beautiful routes right on a picture perfect sandy beach. Tonsai has climbing for all levels but if you really want to get the most from it you want to be climbing above 6c. On the main strip of beach the easiest route is a tough 6a, and its quite polished because everyone seems [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:52+00:00November 20th, 2015|Krabi, Thailand, Travel Tips|0 Comments

A Krabi viewpoint worth climbing for

The original plan today was to meet Max and Daria early this morning on the beach so Nick could climb with them. However, within about 5 minutes of him getting up this morning, he quickly changed his mind and said he would just watch. I couldn’t believe Nick was turning down the chance to climb (this never happens!). But then again, both his hands are cut to pieces and he woke up hobbling around b [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:52+00:00November 19th, 2015|Daily Blog, Krabi, Thailand|0 Comments

The highs and lows of travelling

If you ask most people what they would do if they won the lottery, I think some form of travel is on the top of most peoples list. Whether it be travelling the world or just ticking off locations on a bucket list, seeing the world and experiencing new places is desirable to most. For Nick and I, this has been a long term goal and something we've wanted to do since we were young. December 8th will [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:52+00:00November 19th, 2015|Random Rambles|2 Comments

Russian Standard

Yesterday was the last morning with the parents and our plan was to drive to the airport with them and then catch the bus to Krabi whist they flew to Bangkok. We managed to find the bus stop but had to wait an hour for the next bus, luckily the bus that stopped was air-conditioned, apparently some are not! The journey only took three hours, not the four we thought and costing only £4 per person th [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:53+00:00November 18th, 2015|Daily Blog, Krabi, Thailand|0 Comments