10 Apr 2017

Beaches in Krabi, Thailand: Where Should You Stay?

Whether you’re looking for luxury resort or a rough hippy hideaway, the beaches in Krabi have accommodation to suit almost every kind of traveller. Here’s a quick rundown of the options to help you answer the common question: which of Krabi’s beaches should I stay at? Tonsai Bay If you’re

Wat Rong Khun, the white temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
03 Jan 2017

A Trip to Wat Rong Khun, Thailand’s Infamous White Temple

Tourists in Thailand often complain of being “templed out”. There are certainly a lot of wats (temples) in Thailand and some of them do start to blend into each other after a while, but the white temple in Chiang Rai, known locally as Wat Rong Khun, is sure to impress

Koh Mak, Thailand: Not quite a Thai Island Paradise
09 Nov 2016

Koh Mak: Not Quite a Thai Island Paradise

So, you’re looking for a Thai Island paradise…? You’ll want perfect white-sand beaches, crystal clear water, colourful sunsets and swaying palm trees. The beaches should be almost deserted and the interior of the island should be full of waterfalls and emerald green hills. Koh Mak isn’t that island. It’s nice

Cycling between Ancient Ruins in Sukhothai, Thailand
21 Sep 2016

Cycling between Ancient Ruins in Sukhothai, Thailand

We arrived at the entrance to the ancient city of Sukhothai and glanced skyward. It was a grey, hazy morning — our luck for having clear skies above almost every archaeological site we’d visited around the world had deserted us. Things would improve though — the sun eventually shone (for

02 Sep 2016

15 of the Best Ancient Temples and Ruins in Asia

For me, one of the highlights of travelling in Asia is seeing history embodied in elaborate ancient temples and ruins. Here are some of my favourite temples and ruins in Asia, including Angkor Wat, the erotic temples of Khajuraho and the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Do you

Exploring the ruins in Lopburi, Thailand
22 Jun 2016

Exploring the Ruins in Lopburi, Thailand’s Ancient Monkey Town

You might think, after watching Planet of the Apes, that a town run by monkeys would be a relatively civilized and peaceful place. The reality couldn’t be further from the myth. The monkeys in Lopburi constantly scrap amongst themselves, make love (probably not the right expression) on rooftops and harass

Koh Kood, the most beautiful island in Thailand
11 Apr 2016

Koh Kood: The Most Beautiful Island in Thailand?

Don’t you hate it when travel bloggers make wild claims about something being the “best” or “most beautiful” place in wherever? Surely they haven’t been to every vegan restaurant in Paris or every island in Thailand. You’ll see that I subtly phrased my own wild claim as a question, but

01 Apr 2016

March 2016 Travel Report: Sunsets in Thailand

After a fairly relaxing February, I hit the road hard in March, travelling from the very south of Laos to the far north of Thailand. There were plenty of stops in between, and most of those stops included chances to witness some truly beautiful sunsets. Here’s a quick rundown of