A Lazy and Hungover Day in Bangkok

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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

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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

All I Understand Is That I Don’t Understand – Toe

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The highlight from a great album, ‘The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety’ from Japanese band Toe. A song that achieves the quality of being introspective, without having any words. Super expressive guitars and drums weave over each other in a way that’s difficult to forget. It’s the type of song that … Read more

A 20-hour Journey: London to Beijing to Bangkok

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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

Travelling Southeast Asia: Preamble to the Blog

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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…

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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 everything behind and seeing a whole new … Read more