Tubbing and conforming in Vang Vieng

‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’ right? To be polite, and possibly also advantageous, to abide by the customs of a society when one is a visitor- Tick. So everyone traveling through this neck of the woods have heard the stories of this place- I was cynical…understandably. This is the party capital of…

Luang Prabang, and all its beauties

A mediocre 10hr mini van trip from Huay Xai to this little gem was all it took. I am now hardened to the lengthy bus trip, and in comparison, 10 hours falls just short of my average journey. The carriageways through this arid county are certainly not for the faint hearted. Generally, this does prove…

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…