The Gibbons Experience

After leaving the beauties of Pai behind me, I departed for ‘the land of a million elephants’- Laos. To get there, I took a bus from Chang Mai straight to Chang Kong, situated right on the famous Mekong River. The mighty Mekong, flowing from the mountains of Tibet, through Burma into Thailand, Laos, Cambodia before…

My adventure in writing

People often ask ‘what route do I take?’ Frankly, there are too many unanswered elements to the question- how long do you want to travel? Mountain ranges or white sandy beaches? Lively nightlife or quiet bedtime reading? I wanted all of it, so for your information, this was the route I took over my 13…

Beautiful Pai

I can’t really begin to put Pai into words. The place was so beautiful, tranquil, and ridiculously laid back. When I visited Pai, it was hot. I mean really hot. It was pushing 40 degree’s most days towards the middle of March. It gets a little smoggy at this time of year, apparently down to…

Chang Mai- Trekking, waterfalls and Thai Boxing

So 10hrs and my first long haul bus ride later, I arrived at Chang Mai from Bangkok. There are other alternative┬ámodes of transport, you could fly or try the sleeper train. After arriving at the bus station, and after wrestling my way through the men offering me the ‘best hotel in town’ (call me cynical),…

Day 1- Bangkok…the city that never sleeps

Touched down in BKK at 07:00 local time, and walked through the airport to an incredible stream of colourful taxi’s along the main road. I mean, we had vibrant pink’s, blue, orange, yellow, purple…to walk out and see was great; first photo opportunity At this time of the day, the roads were already packed full…

First blog- First post…First time for everything

Welcome to my humble abode! So people call me Ricky…you can call me Rick, Ricardo- I’m open to all. I’ve been around for 26 years now (scary age…the later half of 20s). As the title of the blog suggests, I love to travel. My last adventure was in March, 3 months passing through SE Asia…