European Fast Trains

Wow - 312 km/h

I have a HUGE list of things I would like to do at various parts of the globe; this week another one ticked off. :o)  Since hearing about the TGV in French class at school, I have always wanted to travel on a European super-fast train.  I therefore decided to go by train from Frankfurt all the way to Montpellier in the South of France. I first caught the train … Continue reading

Landed in Europe

Football Feverin Germany

Thailand to Kathmandu to Abu Dabi to Germany in 3 days left its toll on me :o(  Being the hypochondriac I am I was worried I had Dengue Fever since I was aching all over and feeling very fluey.  Also I was suffering badly from jet lag. It was lovely to see my good friend Kirsten, but unfortunately for her I spent my few days in Germany walking round like … Continue reading

Bats and Beasties in Khao Yai National Park

My lovely new millipede bracelet at Khao Yai National Park

I can’t believe my time in Thailand is over.  Last stop before Bangkok was Khao Yai National Park.  It was a bit of an adventure getting to our guest house.  At Pak Chong train station a tout approached us; instead of my normal tact of completely ignoring her I thought it would be more convenient to say yes.  Big mistake!!!!!  We got driven to a hotel just on the outskirts … Continue reading

Cycling Around Sukhothai

Frangipanis in full bloom at Sukhothai

Spent a fun day in the old city of Sukhothai cycling around the ruins.  I won’t pretend to know anything about the site, so today I will just do a photo blog. Recommendation: We stayed in the new city and caught a songthaew to the old city, however I think it would have been nicer staying in the old city.  There are plenty of restaurants and food stalls there to … Continue reading

A Day with the Hill Tribes

Atta from the Akha Tribe near Chiang Rai

Thursday was definitely one of my highlights of Thailand.  We spent the day visiting some of the hill tribes around Chiang Rai.  They live in beautiful villages set amongst the jungle.  Their traditional clothes are saved for festivals, however to lure the tourists to their handicraft stalls some do dress up. I’m a sucker; at every village I visited I felt guilty if I didn’t buy something :oS so I … Continue reading