W does Brunch

This has to be a short blog today, as I am still feeling the after effects of an all you can eat, all you can drink, five-star hotel brunch. We booked ‘the experience’ package and an experience it was- and we will be going back for more. The first Saturday of every month is now…

How time goes by in Thailand

Looking through my blogs this morning, my status states ‘one month since Koh Samet was published’. How has another month gone by? Time went fast in the UK but time here seems to go even faster. We’ve been in Bangkok for nearly four months now and although we have done so much and seen so…

Koh Samet

Koh Samet: a little island three hours drive and a speedboat away from Bangkok. Perfect for the weekend getaway. Also perfect for twenty or so tired teachers in desperate need to some R ‘n’ R and some dancing on the beach- and in a club flood. Want to know what that is? Read on… We…

The Oriental Residence

Sometimes in life everyone needs a little bit of luxury. Even if you’ve been surviving off less than one person’s salary for six weeks, you can still find ways of treating yourselves. With my sister in Bangkok, we found a way to treat ourselves… our dear Mum. Thank you, Julie Hurn. You gave us the…

Khao Yai

In the sadness of loved ones leaving us, we booked a trip on Sunday night and off we went by Friday. I don’t really know how we landed in Khao Yai, but we did, and what an amazing trip it was. We have just arrived back in the city and I just had to write…

Klong

What is a Klong? Online dictionary describes this as: a canal in Thailand. Oh, but it is so much more! Especially after a night on Soi 11 (BTS Nana) and one’s aversion to potent smells. Please, if you are visiting Bangkok, do not Klong on any slight imbalance (ahem!) We were naive though and off…

BKK *sister special

What would you do if your sister just turned up outside your condo, from half way across the other side of the world? No warning, no hint, no sneaky¬†little side comment…?¬† I thought sister’s couldn’t keep secrets. Apparently mine can, especially if it means seeing your big sister cry like a baby. In the days…

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak weekend market- one of the largest markets in the world. Best to get there early on a Saturday or Sunday morning, the guide books said. So, we took the advice and glad we did, making one promise to each other before we left. Not to get Hangry (hot, hungry and angry)… The market is…