Bangkok: Sukhumvit, Soi Cowboy, and More Trouble…

Picture of Soi Cowboy street at night — neon lights, tourists

Today captures a different side of Bangkok. We leave Chinatown and head to Sukhumvit. We try out a party hostel, experience Soi Cowboy, and have ANOTHER run-in with Thai police… Day 7. Diary date: 8th October 2019 Leaving AMA Hostel, headed for Sukhumvit An early start today. We head for the local station, taking the … Read more

Bangkok: Sightseeing, Wat Pho, Thai Police, and More!

Bangkok Sightseeing

Today is finally the day for sightseeing in Bangkok. It didn’t disappoint. Day 6. Diary date: October 7th, 2019. Waking up, leaving Chinatown I wake up with a clear head, and check out of ‘Our Secret Base’. We wave goodbye to our hosts, particularly the cat Master Yoda! In retrospect, we might’ve been better off … Read more

A Lazy and Hungover Day in Bangkok

Bangkok

My hope for a hangover-free day was in vain. We wake up ridiculously late: around 3 PM. I don’t even know if I can blame the jet lag for this one. Day 5. Diary date: October 6th, 2019. What did we do today? The plan for today was sightseeing in Bangkok, but S and I … Read more

Bangkok First Impressions: Chinatown, Khaosan Road

Picture of Bangkok, view from ICONSIAM

From ICONSIAM and the bustling streets of Bangkok’s Chinatown to the madness of Khaosan Road. A first day to remember. Day 4. Diary date: October 5th, 2019. What did we do first? We just about wake up in time for midday checkout and walk to a nearby mall called ICONSIAM. As I wrote in the … Read more

A 20-hour Journey: London to Beijing to Bangkok

Beijing

Antics on the flight The flight from London to Bejing left before midnight yesterday — it’s now just past midnight GMT as I write. Day 3. Diary date: October 4th, 2019. Instead of going straight to sleep as two sensible travellers would, we sync up a film on the in-flight entertainment. Fantastic Beasts and Where … Read more

The Day We Leave the UK, Bound for Southeast Asia!

Leave the UK

The day is finally here! We leave the UK, headed for Bangkok with a layover in Bejing. Day 2. Diary date: October 3rd, 2019. Waking up, preparing to leave I wake up early whilst K’s getting ready for work. A sombre mood hangs between us, but there’s so much latent excitement there too. Rather than … Read more

Travelling Southeast Asia: Preamble to the Blog

Pins on a map of Southeast Asia

Alright then, here we go! After university, I worked for a year in a job unrelated to what I want to do with my life. I had one thing in mind though: I wanted to travel, to see the world. I picked out Southeast Asia for its incredible landscapes, food, and relatively low cost compared … Read more

It Begins! Goodbyes, and a Big Mistake…

A picture of a coloured globe

This story starts on the 2nd of October 2019. Let’s kick off the travel blog! Please forgive me for the initial lack of detail on my first few travel entries. I’d been excited for weeks leading up to this day, mesmerised by the concept of leaving home. I didn’t take enough time to record my … Read more