Month: January 2016

Feeling Vine

Feeling Vine

After being ill repeatedly in Yangon and Bagan I was so relieved to feel better when we arrived at Inle Lake. As a celebration we dropped our bags and cycled straight to the local vineyard, which is beautiful I might add. Myanmar wine isn’t up […]

Bagan – The Bigger the Buddha the Better

Bagan – The Bigger the Buddha the Better

Bagan was my initial draw to Myanmar and I knew that it would be incredible but I didn’t expect to fall in love with it the way I have. It think I can honestly say that it’s the most impressive place I have ever been. […]

Lucy in the Stupa with Diamonds

Lucy in the Stupa with Diamonds

I spent the majority of time in Yangon sick in bed but before the bug attacked we had a chance to wander through the characterful streets of what was formerly known as Rangoon. Colonial architecture surrounds the central area of town We visited the famous […]

Bangkok Buffet

Bangkok Buffet

If for any reason you’re looking for neon coloured fruit, salted squid, scorpions, peacock feathers, pig heads or a fake Rolex all on the same street then Bangkok is the place for you. Dad, this was a Chinese musical instrument store, very cool. Shame this […]

Silk and the City

Silk and the City

Whilst in Bangkok we visited the former home of Jim Thompson, an American who was a practicing architect prior to World War II. He volunteered for service and was later sent to Asia where he fell head over heels in love with Thailand. He later […]

And now for Tao

And now for Tao

Ko Tao is one of the cheapest and easiest places to dive so we thought it would be a good opportunity to get re-aquainted with the equipment and go for a fun dive. It was great to be back in the water although visibility was bad. […]

Phi Phi Party

Phi Phi Party

It’s not what you think… We were dubious about visiting Ko Phi Phi as we heard that developers had erected giant buildings along the coast after the tsunami hit in 2004. I have no idea what people were talking about, the coast is lined with […]

Ko Momma’s

Ko Momma’s

Our journey to Ko Lanta took 12 hours and consisted of 5 mini buses and 2 ferries. Don’t ask. Let’s just say we were so happy to finally arrive on such a beautiful island with lots going on. We spent most of our time swimming […]

Penang ~ A place to paint

Penang ~ A place to paint

It turns out that Penang is a street art Mecca so we hired bikes for the day and explored just a few of the contemporary masterpieces. Mum’s initials  I fell in love with this one. My dream wallpaper  Peg grabs any opportunity for a lye […]

Foreign festivities

Foreign festivities

I was never looking forward to having Christmas away from home. Everyone who knows me knows that I am Mrs Christmas and the only place I want to be is at my parents house eating way too many pigs in blankets. This year though I […]