Chiang Mai

White Tiger Behind Bars at Chiang Mai Night Safari

I now understand why folk rave about Thailand’s night markets, the Sunday market in Chiang Mai was fantastic.  Some of the delights I sampled included a custard steam bun shaped like Kermit the frog and a very yummy coconut puff pastry.  The only dampener was the afternoon’s rain; we got absolutely drenched. On Monday evening we visited Chiang Mai Night Safari. My heart was very sad to see so many … Continue reading

Bottle Beach, Koh Pha Ngan

Bottle Beach, Koh Pha Ngan

Gele and I found paradise on Koh Pha Ngan, at beautiful Bottle Beach.  A tiny beach unspoilt by 1000’s of partying tourists the island is renowned for.  However, there were no swan towels at our simple, wooden bungalow, but the stunning views made up for it!!! A very lazy few days.  We met 2 lovely Aussie girls; if anyone visits Bottle Bay in the next 3 months, you’ll probably find … Continue reading

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