How is it going? It’s the question we’ve been asked throughout our travels. A simple, ambiguous question to an outsider, but a weighted one for the informed. I’ll fill the gaps, don’t you worry. Myself? I’m good. Had a second wind after a short bout of homesickness in Vietnam. May have been to do with getting scammed in a (I’ll grudgingly admit) humorous series of … Continue reading Travelling in pain
This blog’s been a long time coming. In the brief quiet periods between the busy days and the busier nights on the islands of Tao, Phangan and Samui there was never a point where I was alone long enough to write. Of course… I’m hardly alone now. Got this little critter enjoying a good scratch at the same time. Multi-tasking like a boss. But I … Continue reading A week in the gulf of Thailand
We’ve been in Thailand’s capital four days now and it didn’t take as long to discover — we don’t really fit the system. A budget of £30 per day (including accommodation) shouldn’t be difficult here. But our skin colour, tourist maps and ready cameras paint a picture of opportunity for Thais relying on rich, naive foreigners for their livelihoods. We neither fit the mound of … Continue reading D.I.Y Bangkok
You know what I fear? Having a day off. A whole day in the company of yours truly with no work to distract me. But by God did I need it. The last few days I’ve taken the role of construction worker: lifting, mixing cement, lifting, getting unfortunate face-fulls of Dad’s builder’s bum… oh and lifting. So my body is shot right now! Still, I had the … Continue reading Your own worst enemy
It’s been a question that’s come up quite a bit recently. And it plays quite heavily upon other peoples perceptions and whether those perceptions matter to you. Going for a coffee with a friend of the opposite gender is seen to the parties involved as a neutral activity, the purpose being to ‘catch up’ in a way that doesn’t rely on mutual hobbies. For those … Continue reading Is it date-y?
Travelling is expensive. Travelling is tiring. Travelling is challenging, both physically and mentally. However, of the brief experience I’ve had, I can say with conviction that despite the hardships, travelling is unequivocally worth it. I have a respectful admiration for those who can drop everything and let the wind take them. Esther, my younger sister, is one such traveler. I’d never really considered travelling until reading her … Continue reading Bite-sized Travelling
As a gamer, much of my free time is spent exploring fantastical worlds from a 3rd person perspective. However for the past month I have taken up the wanderer’s mantle, venturing beyond the far flung boundaries of my home town: Eastbourne, and into the outer world. Me talking about travelling Travelling Europe alone is incredibly tough. You are responsible for keeping yourself fed, accommodated, and most … Continue reading How I spent a week in Provence.