Arriving at the Pier in Phang Nga Bay, I had a slight panic at the not-so-ready looking longtails boats ready to take us out exploring amongst the bay’s famous islands. As you can tell from this picture, it wouldn’t be crazy of you to do the same.
Staying in Phuket while I was in Thailand was such an experience of contrasts. Beautiful resorts and their private beaches, fantastic street food and the ridiculousness of Bangla Road all squashed onto one little island. #travelaroundthailand #travelinthailand #thailandculture #amazingthailand
When I first started planning my trip to Italy, it was all really confusing. I had seen tons of pictures of the Cinque Terre and made the same mistakes hundreds of other before had made, believing it was a single town when in fact, it’s five! In retrospect it really is so obvious because the of the ‘cinque’ in the name, but my Italian doesn’t really extend further than ordering my favourite pizza from the spot down the road.
Tulum, Mexico Fly into Cancun, Mexico, then take a 1 1/2 hour drive south to Tulum. This beach side spot has blue-green water and Mayan ruins on the water’s edge. You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, and end your day at one of the amazing restaurants nearby. Or, spend a day exploring Gran Cenote
When I was in high school, one of my best friends and I called each other Bangkokian. Really, it was the combination of teenage giggles and the song by Murray Head ‘one night in Bangkok’ that resulted in a nickname that stuck for a few years. We’ve since grown out of it, but I’ve never grown out of my fascination with visiting Thailand’s capital. #travelaroundthailand #travelinthailand #thailandculture #amazingthailand
Although I got to do and see so much when I was in Thailand in May, there were tons more things that I’d love to experience and hopefully will get the chance to sometime in the future on a return trip. I thought I’d put these up partly as a journal or reminder to myself about these activities, but also partly because I’ve heard such good things about these experiences that maybe you want to do them to the next time..... #travelaroundthailand #travelinthailand #thailandculture…
Thai food has always been a favourite for me. I absolutely adore the mix of sweet, sour, salty and tart. I’ve even taken a Thai cooking class in South Africa before and have a whole collection of Thai recipes that I can whip up together whenever I want this fare. My local Thai restaurant closed down a while ago, and ever since, I’ve been craving great food in this style. #travelaroundthailand #travelinthailand #thailandculture #amazingthailand
I’ve always had a very strong perspective on the treatment of wild animals and the ridiculous practices that are passed off as conservation for their kind. A few years ago, I helped piece together a breaking investigative piece that looked into how lion cubs were used as cuddle toys in the tourism trade and then sold off to hunters and big game farms who brought them to the end of their lives shortly after. #travelaroundthailand #travelinthailand #thailandculture #amazingthailand