Favourites! Yin Yang, Ko Tao

After wandering for a couple of hours on our first night in Ko Tao looking for food we found the Yin Yang restaurant. This fairly low key place offers popular Thai dishes and a range of fresh teas, fruit shakes and beers. It quickly became our favourite place on the island because of its delicious…

Massages!

One of Thailand’s most famous exports is the Thai massage, notorious for its painful execution. It was naturally quite high on the list of things to try our once we arrived! It wasn’t too hard to find a somewhere – with the streets around Khao San being filled with dozens of various massage places. We…

Bangkok canal boat tours – different, splashy and odly fun!

After our first day in Bangkok mainly spent wandering around Khao San Road and hiding from the biblical rain which showed us what monsoon season was made of, we decided to get out and do some exploring. We wandered to a small market place where we took a tuk tuk to the Royal Palace. Outside…

Street food, our first Thai taste…

Whether it’s a plate of Pad Thai, a stick of sweet chilli beef or a coconut full of ice cream, nowhere seems to quite do street food like Thailand! Wandering the streets of any town or city in the country you seem to find a huge variety of stalls selling a variety of snacks and…

Khao San Road

Loved and hated in equal measure by different people, Khao San Road is generally a traveler’s first destination in Thailand after Bangkok Airport. It’s a small road near the Royal Palace, some interesting temples and forts – and it is very hard to describe! Offering hostels, guesthouses and hotels with prices ranging from 250 –…

Taking the night train

Traveling by train is one of the easiest ways to get around Thailand, and compared to flights and busses it can also be one of the cheapest. The one disadvantage of catching trains instead of planes is that your journey time is considerably longer. However, there is a perfect way to get around this, take…

Visas in South East Asia with a UK passport

An important thing to consider when you start planning a trip to South East Asia are what Visas you might need and where you can get them. Our trip has quite a few different countries on the itinery, so we had to do a little bit of research to make sure we had everything we…

flying long haul, our top tips

Exotic places, by their general definition, are a long way away, and the sad fact of that for most of us is that we will be faced with a long and uncomfortable flight in economy. Long haul flights will never be pleasant, but we have a few tips to make it a little bit better….

Sensible planning; vaccinations!

Going to South East Asia is really exciting, but there are a few slightly less than exciting things you need to beat in mind before you go – things like some of the illnesses you may be exposed to and how to protect yourself against them. Even though the chances of catching some kind of…

Packing for South East Asia; our top tips!

Packing for any big trip an be a stress, and if you’re like is then you might generally leave it to the last minute! Here are some of our best bits of advice that we have learned over time to help it be a little easier. 1) Pack less! The first rule you should remember…

Will Kaufman on Woody Guthrie

During my final year at university I took a course which involved making documentaries with a historical perspective. On this course I had the great pleasure of meeting Will Kauffman, a professor from the USA who as a cultural historian has spent a large part of his life researching and writing about the music ofΒ the…