The highlight of my week in Bali was, without a doubt, the cooking class I did. I was inspired my Sister, Claire, who did a similar thing when she was in Bali and raved about it. I happened to walk past a restaurant called Cafe Wayan on Monkey Forest Road in Ubud and by chance a […]Read more "Cooking Class In Bali"
I have been in Bali about 4 days but it only took me about 5 minutes to realise that it is beautiful. I have been staying in Padang Bai, a small, quiet town in the south east of the island. Being as it is the low season there are not that many people around. I […]Read more "Bali – Padang Bai"
Sinapore part deux Just a quickie awoke late after missing breakfast and checking that our internal organs had not been boiled during the night due to the lack of air con. Apparently they have the opposite idea here to the malaysians about climate control. Botanic gardens – beautiful Art at the Ritz Carlton hotel, this […]Read more "Day 2 Singapore – a quick run down"
The train journey was not quite what we had expected. We had paid for a compartment with a private toilet and shower and found that the carriage had been taken out of service. So we found ourselves, still in a sleeper cabin not quite as comfortable as expected. As ususal the air con was stuck […]Read more "Singapore"
After the journey of the day before, well 2 days before, there was no question that we would sleep well. We did just that but not for too long. After a quick call to mum and dad I managed to get to bed around 1.30 only to be woken by my alarm clock at 6.30. […]Read more "1 Day in KL"
Tuesday 5th July – Trip to KL Part the first: cab to the pier 1958 – 84F the cab, well, open back van thing, has picked us up early and we are on the way with a couple of Norwegians to the pier to catch the night boat to Suratthani. It’s hot and it is […]Read more "The Never Ending Journey"
Last night Ed and I went to the lady boy show the ‘queen’s cabaret’ here in Koh Tao. It was brilliant. I think the photos speak for themselvesRead more "Lady Boy Cabaret, Koh Tao"
Today we had the pleasure of accompanying The awesome Fiona Russo and her band of merry teachers and friends on a sailing boat trip from Koh Samui. We boarded the boat at 1pm sharp and after the briefest of safety briefings, we were off! We were to sail from Koh Samui to koh phangan, have […]Read more "All Aboard The Red Baron"
After meeting up with my old mate, Fiona Russo and her boyfriend Mark, we headed out in the evening to the party district of Chewang beach, and the local drinking competition. The rules are simple. 3 in a team. Consume 3 towers of beer between you. Sit in a bath of ice up to your […]Read more "Drinking Competition, Koh Samui"
In many ways, the train service in Thailand puts British Rail to shame. (even the toilets!) On an 11 hour train ride we arrived exactly on time. The staff were friendly, the food on board was good and cheap and they serve you in your seat or, in our case, in your private first class […]Read more "The Overnight Sleeper Train to Suratthani"