Ice Cream Rolls! The ‘coolest’ snack in Siem Reap

Something that we found both novel and addictive in Siem Reap were Ice Cream Rolls. Coming in a variety of flavours and available all around the night market area, possibly the coolest thing about these was to watch them being made! The vendor would mix fruit or chocolate with sugar and cream, then pour the…

Sunday walking street

Every Sunday the centre of Chiang Mai is transformed andΒ a sprawling night market takes over the usually traffic filled roads! This is Sunday walking street. We had heard about this from several locals and also seen it listed on almost every town map, so at 6pm (the start time) we headed down to see what…

The Gili Islands

A two hour ferry ride away from the madness and traffic that is Bali lie some of the most beautiful small islands that we have ever come across. Rising gently out of the sea these three small sandy islands Gili Air, Meno and T are almost completely flat and sit just off the coast of…

Diving in Flores

With the staggering beauty of Batu Bolong or the exhilarating drift of Manta Point, we found that by far our favourite diving of South East Asia so far was in and around the Komodo national park. We dived with Blue Marlin divers who had an amazingly equipped speed boat and some of the friendliest instructors…

Seeing dragons

The journey to Komodo national park is usually only made for one very specific reason. That reason is to see Komodo dragons. These cold blooded Giants are probably the closest thing to dinosaurs that we have left on the planet – and as they live in one very small place if you would like to…

Cooking with Maria – A Balinese masterclass

After traveling for a month and a half in South East Asia something we had found ourselves missing enormously was being able to cook for ourselves. It’s not something you really think about before you go away but eating out every day really does get tiring – exciting as it is to try different kinds…

Mango Tango (and our engagement story!)

Located in the trendy district of Nimman in Chiang Mai is Mango Tango – a restaurant who absolutely specialise in delivering the best in mango goodness to the people of Chiang Mai. Established in 2001 it has been serving some of the best mango Sticky rice in town ever since! I found out about the…

Muay Thai

Thai boxing is a sport that I have always been aware of – it’s something you cannot escape being aware of in Thailand with it seemingly being on television 24/7. It is, however, something neither Sarah or I paid too much attention to. This was until we were in Chiang Mai and after spending a…

Hoi An, our favourite pictures

We spent one day wandering around the stunning old town of Hoi An in Vietnam. It was one of the nicest places that we have ever been, the architecture was stunning and allow the vibrant colours were quite something to see. Here are our favourite photos of our time there.

Thai food, our top 5

Thai food is addictive – seriously addictive. Here are some of our favourite dishes that we took great pleasure devouring on this trip! Pad Thai One of our absolute staple favourite Thai foods was Pad Thai – the combination of crunchy vegetables and peanuts along with tofu and noodles made it either a great quick…

Yogyakarta – the Water Palace and Kraton

Marked out on most tourist maps of Yogyakarta is the Kraton and the temptingly titled Water Palace. The descriptions boast the area to be a walled city within a city, housing many historical areas of interest and administrative buildings. Excited by the sound of this we made our way over to the Kraton, which, as…