Chilled out Chiang Rai

We climbed back in a bus seat to take the meandering ride on to Chiang Rai. But first, we made an interesting pit-stop.  Cabbages and condoms, self-dubbed “the rubber triangle”, is located between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. It’s a community-centre-come-roadside-diner that provides services and education for locals, promotes environmental protection, and, of course, some…

Chiang Mai, Oh Mai!

700kms later, we arrive in Thailands northern capital, Chiang Mai. The train was supposed to be about 12 hours, it was much closer to 15. I was jolted awake early in the morning and those three hours were lost in the last while of our trip. Stop. Start. Fast. Slow. Stop. Stop. Slow. Stop.. You…

Thongs, Klongs and Locomotives

After a big night in Bangkok, it was hard waking up at 8am to get to the Royal Grand Palace. Fortunately, I was deeply motivated by my prepaid  ticket and photo opportunity and managed to drag myself out of bed. Unfortunately,  my dear significant other was very much hungover/still inebriated from the previous night’s festivities and spent…

Bangkok Buckets and Back Alleys

Woke up very early, around 4am, so I started the day with an independent breakfast while Jono caught some Z’s.  While eating at our hotel’s breakfast buffet I met Sarah, who is doing the same tour as us tomorrow who also had the day to kill today. We decided to all catch a tuk-tuk to…

Welcome to Bangkok

Checking in for our flight at 7am, it was busy at the international airport and the three hour wait went by really quickly (after I went through trying and testing nearly every eyeshadow at Urban Decay). We were pretty pleased with ourselves when we got reassigned the exit row seats after asking our flight attendant…

The day before

So it’s the night before our big South East Asian adventure.  I’m more nervous than excited… For some reason I always have this little voice in my head telling me that my flight was actually 10am today, or I forget to renew my passport and won’t be allowed on my flight. But I’ve touched wood…

Volcano Love.

For my inaugural post, I thought I would tell one of my absolute worst-kept-secrets. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved-loved-loved volcanoes. I legitimately would answer the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” with “volcanologist”… I guess I watched too many documentaries on the Discovery Channel, maybe…