Lipe at Last

It has taken a while to get back here. The last blog post was back in June, before everything changed in our Harty world. It has been quite tricky to get back to the positives, and share all the wonderful, amazing things that have happened over the last six months. They have been in a…

Penang in Pictures

Penang is like a treasure map of art, food and culture, kindly giving you that extra bit of flubber you always wanted in steamy-old Asia.

Go Green in the Lung

“Why is it called that?” was my first hungover question of last Sunday. The sun was shining and the heat was on. Thailand is quickly approaching the ‘hot hot’ season once again the chin sweats are becoming a real thing. Not a single item of clothing will stay safe in this heat and grey colour…

Andaman’s Secret

Until now. Dropped in the most southern parts of the sparkling Andaman sea, could this be the island of the year? Glazed over by the guidebooks, and unheard of by most expats and backpackers, this one definitely feels like uncovering a treasure chest. But will it stay that way? Fifteen years unchanged, except from one…

Chin up and Travel, 2017

I am a twenty-eight year old married lady sitting in my high-rise condo in Bangkok. I have just arrived back from a two week trip to England, where my family will only just be sipping their morning cups of tea, talking about plans for New Years Eve. We don’t have plans. We are jet lagged,…

Kanchanaburi Cool

A little slice of Kanchanaburi is sometimes all you need. Anyone who lives in a city will know that sometimes it gets too much. The hustle and bustle, the riff raff and the never ending sound of horns and honks. Add a lovely layer of heat and humidity and you’re ready to get out, and…

Christmas in Sydney

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas and this year, 2017, we are going home! We can’t wait to wrap up in oversized winter coats and snuggle our feet into slipper socks. But last Christmas, Australia gave us it’s heart. This blog nearly went into the trash as Australia was so loved by…

All things bright and Bali

I should also mention beautiful, brilliant and bloomin’ lovely. Bali had so much to offer us, and six days in this wonderful place was just not enough time. It has been on the list of places in the world to go since the days of university and it did not disappoint. Take us back soon…