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Oct 29

October 29, 2015

North Thailand – Where To Go & What To Do

When most backpackers land in Thailand, their first stop is usually Bangkok. The hub of South East Asia travel, this place connects travelers from all over the world. And once you’ve landed, taken in the sights it has to offer, from stunning temples, the Grand Palace and the infamous Khao San Road, most people head either South to the Islands or North. When I was planning my trip, the North of Thailand was the only country where I really set…

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Jun 21

June 21, 2015

Goodbye Asia. It’s been a pleasure!

Well, here it is. The end of my Asian adventure. I’ve spent nearly 158 days in 6 different South-East Asian countries and in that time have learnt things, lost things, experienced different food, met people from across the globe and immersed myself into different cultures. When I left back in January I had umpteen thoughts going through my mind, from ‘Am I actually crazy?’ to ‘Holy shit, I’m actually doing this!’ Those voices have been pretty present throughout my journey,…

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May 16

May 16, 2015

Beaches, Buckets and Becoming a Qualified Diver – A Summary of South Thailand

I was glad to leave Vietnam at the end of April. I’d had enough of the air pollution, the horn honking and the rice wine. And I was ready to come back to Thailand, where I could once again eat my weight in curries and mango sticky rice. But as I landed in Krabi a few weeks ago, I realised, how flipping expensive south Thailand is! No more 15p beers. No more £1 meals. Instead, I was now paying £6-8…

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May 15

May 15, 2015

8 Things I’ve Learnt From 4 Months Of Solo Travel

It’s now been 4 months ago that I left home on a one-way ticket to Bangkok. In that time, I’ve seen an uncountable number of temples, eaten all manner of food stuffs, and consumed the same in drink form; I’ve scaled waterfalls, I’ve jumped off cliffs, I’ve swam in rivers, lakes, quarry’s and fairy pools, ridden on the back of a motorbike through millions of butterflies, relaxed on white sand beaches and used every type of transport known to man…

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Feb 13

February 13, 2015

Things to do (and not do) in Pai, Thailand

I had such high hopes for Pai. Everyone we had talked to loved it. It was meant to be like this little backpacker/hippy haven set in a lush mountainous range 3 hours north of Chiang Mai. Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly to plan. I fell down some steps and scraped my arm up (even though I had spent all day on a bloody scooter!) and managed to get food poisoning on the 2nd night. But I managed to gain a…

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Feb 2

February 2, 2015

Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai – A Lesson in Tradition, Survival and Hope

I love elephants. If you’ve read some of my previous posts, for my first solo adventure I travelled all the way to Africa to view these majestic animals in the wild, and they didn’t disappoint. They are amazingly gentle, docile, social and emotionally intelligent animals. And when I came to Thailand in 2013, I chose to head to Chiang Mai to take part in an elephant trek. It was a brilliant day, getting so close to these creatures and being…

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Jan 26

January 26, 2015

Chasing Waterfalls at Erawan National Park (Erawan Falls)

Known as a contender for the most beautiful falls in Thailand, Erawan falls is located at Erawan National Park, around 90 mins outside of Kanchanaburi. The waterfalls themselves are named after the ‘erawan’ – the three headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. Many tourism centres along the main strip of Kanchanaburi offer day trips to the Falls and you can even hire your own personal taxi to charter you too and from the park for around 1200 – 1500 Baht…

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Jul 21

July 21, 2014

How I Spent Two Days in Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you don’t have much time on your hands whilst in Thailand, I definitely recommend Chiang Mai. This is the one place I need to go back to and explore more as 2 days was definitely not enough! So, with an African Elephant adventure in South Africa under my belt, my elephant craze couldn’t stop there. So, whilst in Thailand, myself and another girl from the Real Gap tour took a last minute Air Asia flight up to Chiang Mai…

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Apr 21

April 21, 2014

The Ultimate Full Moon Party Survival Guide!

I was actually not that bothered about going to the Full Moon Party before I left for Thailand. I’d heard a wide range of stories from other travellers, as well as people who hadn’t actually been before! And most of them were pretty negative, which is a shame – but I guess anywhere with over 10,000 young (and old!) revellers congregating on one beach, it is always going to get a bad rep! But, once on Koh Tao and getting…

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