Thailand

Shopping strip in Bali

The Worst Tourist Traps of South East Asia

While I spend most of my time talking about how much I love South East Asia, there are some places that really just aren't that great...

Perfect beach, Koh Hong

Longtails and beaches: a day on Phang Nga Bay

After the painful kayaking experience of a couple of days earlier, the option of using motorised transport to explore more...

Longtail on the beach, Koh Nok

Exhaustion, sunburn and lizards: kayaking to Koh Nok

“We should go kayaking.  It’ll be fun.” And with those fateful words, an exciting day full of sunburn, exhaustion and...

Empty beach

A place I don’t want to tell you about

I’m slumped in a camping chair on my guesthouse balcony.  Looking out over the foliage I can see dozens of...

Turtle

The best diving of my life off Koh Lanta

I love diving. When you’re under the water nothing else matters.  It’s an alien world down there.  A beautiful, amazing...

Phi Phi viewpoint

A surprising day on Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi.  It’s an interesting sort of a place. Along with Khao San Road in Bangkok, this little group...

Nai Yang beach

There’s something good about Phuket after all

I used to hate Phuket. The first time I went there back in 2010 I couldn’t wait to get out...

Sunset at Lonely Beach

Sand between my toes on Koh Chang

Waking blearily in a cheap guesthouse in Trat and rubbing two days of road grime from (or into) my eyes,...

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