Koh Tao – Sairee Beach

Me in My Sexy Snorkeling Gear

Spent the last 3 nights at Koh Tao / Turtle Island. The weather has got wetter (bit strange being rainy season and all), so we decided to stay at Sairee Beach; if the weather continued to worsen at least we could play pool, watch a movie or something :oS As it turned out we were pretty lucky and during our stay we had only a few afternoon showers. The first … Continue reading

Bang Saphan Yai and A Night Boat

Bang Saphan Yai before the rains

Just spent a couple days in Bang Saphan Yai; a lovely, sleepy beach. Had an interesting journey there… 3 of us and all our luggage on the back of a motorcycle – Asian style :oS The driver could just about see over the top of the rucksacks. Our home for a few nights was a little beach bunglow, very simple but an amazing setting. We felt like we were staying … Continue reading

Arrived in Thailand

Dolphin Bay, Thailand

I’m writing this from my guest house in Hua Hin, which is built on stilts over the sea. I can hear the waves crashing below me as the tide comes in for the evening – aaahhh!!! I loved my time in Nepal, but it is good to escape the craziness of the bandh, the Kathmandu dust and the constant power cuts. As I left on Sunday the whole country had … Continue reading

Bandh and Squits – Goodbye Nepal

Today I say good bye to Nepal as I am heading to Thailand with my friend Gele.  My last week has been uneventful.  The bandh continues in Nepal as the government try to agree how to federate the country, so this stopped all my planned excursions. At least they decided against splitting the country by caste!!!  Also, the last 3 days I have had the Nepali squits;  I guess I … Continue reading

White Gumba

My Family and I

Yesterday was the last day of my home stay. The family took me to visit White Gumba, a monastery up in the mountains. It was a very early start, I woke at 5.30am and we were on the road by 6.30am. We had a 2 hour uphill walk to the monastery. It was a stinking hot day (it is starting to get very hot now in Nepal unlike when I first … Continue reading