Flashpacking Thailand’s Gulf Islands

Thailand’s Gulf islands, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, each bring to mind a different type of tourist, those on package holidays, partying backpackers and scuba divers. We fit none of those categories but found there is more to each of these islands than first expected. Having previously visited Koh Phangan and Koh Samui […]

Surviving SE Asia with a Peanut Allergy

There was a time when I never considered that I would ever visit Asia, let alone SE Asia. Since childhood, I’ve been allergic to all kinds of nuts, although I’ve only had serious reactions to peanuts. I’d always thought – Asia – lot’s of peanuts. There’s no way I can go. As most of the […]

Koh Samui

Having partied hard on Koh Phangan we headed to Koh Samui for a few days of relaxation. We stayed in a two bed villa with a plunge pool that was perfect to just jump into first thing in the morning! We decided to travel in style between the two islands and split the cost of […]

Koh Phangan

So two weeks chilling by the beach has caused me to fall behind on the blog – sorry folks! From Vietnam, we went back to Thailand via Kuala Lumpur where we spent a day doing ‘normal’ things like eating subway and going to the cinema. Won’t write too much about it as we plan to […]


We landed in Bangkok at 9.30am. Deans rule for the day was that we had to stay awake till 10pm to beat the jet lag. We spent the day exploring the area around our hotel (Sukhmvit) and trying the local beers (Chang & Singha).We found a Dutch bar just around the corner which obviously we […]