Backpacking Bangkok

Top tips, experiences and must-do’s in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Ko Phi Phi 

We spent the past three nights on an island East of Phuket called Ko Phi Phi. It cost us 500 Baht each to get to the island which included a coach transfer from our hotel to the ferry port as well as the ferry trip itself. We booked to stay at P. P. Banthai Guesthouse…

Phuket

So our trip to the Philippines is over and Thailand is our next adventure. We’ve spent five nights in Patong, Phuket which was VERY different to anywhere we had been in the Philippines. Patong is very much a party town with food, tour and shop prices being very high due to the high number of…

Coron

We decided to split our trip to Coron in two, spending the first couple of nights on a private island resort, before moving over to the town to do the sight seeing and day trips. We stayed at Underwater garden resort for our first two nights in Coron which is based on an island about…

Tomorrow

It’s 2017. Yep, a new year and what will it bring I wonder… The past year has been great, a learning curve for definite but it’s also been very last minute. I spent most of 2016 not knowing what I was doing the following week or what my plans were but in the end, it…

Plain sailing

So, according to my website the last post I wrote was over two months ago.. ouch! I knew a lot of time had passed since I last wrote but I didn’t realise quite how much! I guess it could mean one of two things, either my life has been so incredible busy and thrilling I have…

The little black shaddow

You can go to the other side of the world, but that doesn’t mean you leave your problems behind. People always talk of the positive side to travelling, and there are many a positives, but people rarely talk about the negatives. I’m one for being honest when I write, as most already know, and so…

What will be, will be

Last night I sat contemplating life, where I am and where I’m going. I was awake past 4am tossing and turning in bed, trying to push the worries that kept slipping in my mind away, but nothing would budge. I wrote a letter thinking that would help, when in fact it made things worse. The…

Tomorrow never comes

Today’s been one of those days when realisation kicks in as to where I am, what I’ve been through and where I’m heading. One of those days that seems like a never ending emotional rollercoaster, one that I can’t wait to get off! If you’d told me two years ago that I would be sat…

Christmas day in Adelaide

  So, Christmas on the other side of the world, how was it? To start with, it didn’t actually feel like Christmas, but then again, I can’t remember when it did last feel like Christmas. Now I’m older, the excitement isn’t the same, but it’s a holiday I love nonetheless. It was definitely different this…

Without even realising, I’ve ticked three things off my bucket list in one week alone. Visit a waterfall, walk through a rainforest and stay in a hostel – all completed and all such different experiences, but none I will ever forget. The waterfalls I have seen the past few weeks have all been ones to…

All one rollercoaster

In the words of Passenger “You only hate the road when you’re missing home”. It’s been over five weeks now since I left home, and those five weeks have been amazing, don’t get me wrong. I’ve seen some incredible places, experienced things I never knew were possible and had great company along the way, but…

United as a race 

What has happened this past week is a tragedy, one that has led to heartbreak, loss and shock, but what can come of it is unity. As a nation we are unaware of those around us, as a race we are restricted, censored even, over what we are taught, shown and exposed to. It’s only…

Best day

This song come on first on shuffle this morning and it couldn’t have been better timed. Have a beautiful day! ☀️

Moving on while looking back

Nothing is easier than self deceit, for what each man wishes that he also believes to be true – Demosthenes. I recently finished the book The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult, which at first I was unsure about reading. Nervous it would be a bit too close to home, I instantly wanted to know the ending, in…

Don’t worry, be happy.

I spent yesterday evening walking along the beach and listening to a steel drum band with Alex when it hit me just how quickly things change. Just two years ago I had one of the best summer’s I’d had in a long time – I learnt how to fish, and shoot, spent days cycling around…

Before I go to sleep

I have never read a book quite so powerful, thrilling and inspirational as this. Before I go to sleep by S J Watson really is both mesmerising and thrilling as it tackles trauma, love, brain disorders and death, in what I would say is the best crime thriller I have ever read. Recommended by my grandad, I was…

Stop and wonder

Do you ever stop to think how amazing it is that we are here. That we’re living on this planet, capable of anything. That we age, grow and learn. We age quicker than we realise. Suddenly, you look back at your life and realise just how far we’ve come, as individuals and as mankind. Looking…

Onto tomorrow

That’s it, school, college and university are all over, so now what? I’ve lived a life destined for education, as I finished one I entered another so now it’s time to say goodbye to classrooms, teachers and notebooks and hello to a first-hand experience to learning about life. While we will never know what life is,…

Life is all but standing still

It’s been nearly 3 months since my last post and while I knew it had been a while, its crazy how quickly life seems to pass. Whether it’s because I’m older and now more aware of time perception or because routine has kicked in and days blend quickly into weeks, I don’t know, but what…