After a lifetime of indulgence and possibly not looking after myself quite as well as I could have done I felt a detox and yoga break in Phuket was just the ticket. I kept a mini diary, so you can get my real time thoughts and feelings. Perhaps it was a warning to run, Read More

Difficult to describe just how much fun learning to scuba dive was, but I think this video paints a good picture. Dive number 4, PADI Open Water in Koh Tao with Bans Diving.

I’ve had a glimpse of what life’s like  in the South China Sea and I want to make it a semi-permanant thing. Is becoming a mermaid an option? I don’t even know where to begin with describing how mind blowing it is to come face-to-face with creatures of the sea, look into their eyes, Read More

So, I found myself on Koh Phangan awaiting the Full moon Party. We rocked up to the island (which is very pretty by the way) 4 days early and surveyed Haadrin beach from our bungalows. I guess I’m not that old but I did find myself questioning whether my days of all night parties,, Read More

Literally one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, Koh Tao is nothing short of magical. Nothing is too much trouble, there are no rules (as the fire limbo proves), the people always smile and the food is wonderful.. What’s not to like?

It didn’t occur to me until I arrived in Beijing just how different countries are even for the basics. I thought I’d write a few notes to help myth and stereotype bust. My experience to date of Thailand consist of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, so bare this in mind but here are my pearls of, Read More

Now I’ve never been a fan of massages, in fact being completely honest I’d never had one before. There’s something slightly unnerving about entrusting a complete stranger in a darkened room to manipulate your body. So in for a penny in for a pound, why not head to the local Thai prison in Chiang, Read More

Every part of my body felt broken after the hill tribe trek. It wasn’t till I landed back in Chiang Mai that I realised I hadn’t even looked in the mirror for a few days. Just as I suspected I was battered, bruised and luckily a little bit bronzed!

Again waking early we ate a breakfast of boiled eggs bread and pineapple. Today was rafting day! Overnight the locals had built us rafts out of bamboo sticks with tripods in the middle to support our bags. The river was pretty murky and brown and the current fairly strong. We climbed aboard, 5 people, Read More

We woke up at around 6.30am to the sound of pigs, cockerels and various animals. It’s incredible how clean and plump the animals look. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such clean pigs and cows! The village has solar panels to provide light, but it’s sparse and the woman sat round weaving clothes and, Read More