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Travel Lesson 4 – beans or chilli?

Watch out when eating string beans, green chillies will cleverly disguise themselves amongst the beans and they will wreak havoc in your mout.  Take extra care when eating in the dark. One night in Koh Tao while Chase was sick in bed, I went out for dinner at one of those beachfront restaurants that I … Continue reading

Travel Lesson 3 – Language

Learning and using the local language will get you further than using English. When Chase and I decided to stay overnight in Chumphon, a town where tourists usually arrive off a 5am train and depart for the islands a few hours after, we had to quickly get an understanding of the language.  We did see … Continue reading

Inspirational Thai food influences

Curry with pineapple and meat: simple yet flavoursome. The pineapple is sweet and refreshing amongst the warmth of the curry. Comfort food. Small pumpkins and eggplants: the cutest vegetables and great taste. I adore them purely because of their miniature size. Kaffir lime leaf: a fragrant staple ingredient in many Thai dishes. The smell sends … Continue reading

Chiang Mai

Accommodation Place – S.K. House Address – 30 Moonmuang Rd. Soi 9 Chiang Mai Cost – 3000 Baht for 3 day trek and 2 nights accommodation at the hotel Facilities – Swimming pool, hot water, restaurant, ATM, fan and air conditioned rooms, internet access Website – http://www.theskhouse.com Review – the hotel we stayed at was … Continue reading

Krabi

Krabi

When I arrived in Krabi I was amazed at how beautiful this place actually was. I had finally arrived at one of those destinations similar to what I saw in photos. I knew that I was to experience some amazing things here. Continue reading

Koh Samui

First Impressions: it is big enough for us to interact with the locals again and see some more of Thai culture and way of life Last Impressions: this is a place that exists only on a tourist level – for sun seekers and cash infusers. Thai culture is hard to experience Accommodation Place – Silver … Continue reading

Koh Tao

everything is better underwater – so simple, natural, beautiful, peaceful, relaxing View from the crystal clear water directly outside the hotel Accommodation Place – Coral Grand Resort Cost – 9000 Baht for a PADI open water dive course, room rate is discounted. Contact Coral Grand for prices Facilities – PADI Accredited scuba diving courses, scuba … Continue reading

Chumphon

Chumphon in 5 words 1. local 2. authentic 3. simple 4. bustling 5. interactive 6am at Chumphon Station Accommodation Place – Chumphon Gardens Hotel Cost – $14 per night Facilities – restaurant with cheap breakfast 60 Baht – however your choices were 2 eggs and cold sausage or Thai soup. Both came with toast and … Continue reading