A mini survival guide to sleeper trains

By | May 21st, 2015|Travel tips|

Sleeper trains, they're great, but can be hard work.  But if I'm honest, while I may have had trouble actually sleeping on them in the past, the effort was worth it, as there's nothing quite like waking up and watching the sunrise from a locomotive racing through an incredible landscape. Travel by train is by [...]

Bangkok to Vientiane by train (including cost)

By | July 15th, 2013|Laos, Thailand|

Bangkok to Vientiane by train, how does that work then? Taking the train(s) from Bangkok to Vientiane was one of my favourite experiences from my mini tour of Laos and Cambodia.  It was pretty much the first thing I did on said tour, stepping off the plane and almost straight into our little cabin that [...]

Black moon parties – whats the deal?

By | December 19th, 2012|Thailand|

Black Moon Parties, whats the deal?  Why do people only seem to care for and blog about Full Moon Parties?  Ok so they're usually on a larger scale, but seriously whats wrong with their less illuminated counter-part? I have never been to a Full Moon Party <<SHOCK>> <<HORROR>> ... I know right, I must be [...]

A Travel Blogger Interview with The Counter Intuitive (@thecounterintui)

By | December 17th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

From city life to life on the road. Based upon my own experiences, and stories from my mates who work in the big city, I can fully appreciate why more and more people, including this week interviewee, choose to take a career break. From slogging away in a cubicle to sitting on a beach watching [...]

Travel Regrets – My Top 3

By | December 13th, 2012|Random/Funnies|

 “I regret travelling around the world; I wish I’d stayed home instead,” ... said no-one ever. The open line to my friend Simon's recent post entitled My biggest travel regrets.  You probably know Simon, he runs a super sweet blog over at http://www.manversusworld.com.  If you don't know the fine fellow to which I am referring  or his blog, shame on [...]

An interview with Laura from @SEA_Backpacker

By | January 27th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

The SOUTH EAST ASIA BACKPACKER magazine is a bi-monthly (every 2 months), around 20,000 copies are distributed all around southeast Asia in hostels, restaurants etc.  This week I was lucky enough to catch up with Laura from SEABackpacker and she was kinda enough to answer my usual set of questions (thanks Laura), and here's what she [...]

Thailand 2008

By | November 21st, 2008|Thailand, Travel, Travel Diary|

Back again.  A mere 2 years after my last visit I was back.  The stories I’d heard about Thailand whilst travelling around Oz and Nz had left me with severe envy.  Why did I only go to Bangkok last time?  Why hadn’t I explored more? I had been planning the trip for a while before [...]

Thailand (Bangkok)

By | December 6th, 2006|Thailand, Travel|

GOD! … IDIOT! Well I can’t quite remember what I wrote in my last blog thingy but basically I got the day I was leaving sri lanka wrong so had to spend another day in Ja Ela, which is no bad thing but I was expecting & ready to go. Luckily Natalie had come over [...]