GUEST ENTRY- JENNIE MCKIE After one year in Thailand I have come to love a culture and country which is so different to my own. Thailand really does have so much to offer and I have been asked several times what kind of things I would recommend to do…. so thought I would make my […]
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Travelling in the developing world can be mentally challenging. From kids following you down the street asking for the drink of Sprite you have in your hand, to beggars sleeping outside your front door, to women with babies asking for food through the car window, travelling in these parts of the world can often be […]
Just as my ears began to pop from racing up 70 floors in the lift of the tallest hotel in Tokyo, I spotted this earthquake survival pack in the corner. Great to be prepared but if I wasn’t on edge before, I certainly was after seeing that!
When many think of Thailand they think of Thai brides, ping pong shows and Lady Boys. However, there is so much more to the country than this! I once watched a documentary explaining how sex tourism is such a big money maker for Thai’s that many families living in rural areas will send their women […]
When I found out I was going to be visiting Tokyo the first thing that came to mind were the images I had seen of the zebra crossings there. To many, being excited about seeing a zebra crossing may seem rather dull. But these aren’t just any zebra crossings, their crazily hectic zebra crossings like […]
Have you ever eaten something abroad that you have had a thousand times before back home and thought there is something different about this? My traveling taste buds have taught me that this is often the case. There are varying examples of this, some with reasons for their differing taste, and others perhaps not. Here […]
Thailand is a place filled with cocktails, buckets and…CHANG. Full-moon party? Pick up some Chang to get you started. Thirsty on the beach? Have a refreshing can of Chang. Fancy a cheap drink? Well Chang has to be the answer. Chang is a brand of Thai beer that you will find everywhere in Thailand (even […]
When visiting Pattaya I was both shocked and overwhelmed by the sheer ‘sleeziness’ of the place. The main motive for most people visiting is for sex tourism. Streets are floodlit with advertisements of sex shows, stripper bars and erotic dancing. Men, typically middle aged and of the less attractive variety, prowl the streets in search […]
For me, a huge part of travelling is trying the local food, however this meal really was beyond me. Whilst in Hanoi, Vietnam, I had the option to go to the ‘snake restaurant’. Being the slightly reserved person that I am when it comes to food, I opted against, although I was informed in detail […]