Ko Samet and Bangkok Again

After the incredible heat of Cambodia we were craving some time on the beach and in the sea. So it was rather lucky that we needed to travel back to Thailand before coming home. The island of Ko Samet was the logical choice as it is within easy reach of Bangkok and close to the…

To Battambang and Beyond

The city of Battambang was recommended to us last time we were here but at that time the lure of Thai beaches was too much. But this time we had no excuse as it was en route to the Thai beaches. We paid the almighty sum of £4.50 each to travel the 4 hours from…

Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor…take 2

When we visited Cambodia in December 2010 we had an amazing time. But we had some small regrets as a result of our time there. We only stayed for 5 days which is not long enough for such an incredible country with such amazing people. And we also visited with too much of a backpacker…

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

First things first. I’ve been rumbled. I left the blog open on the laptop by mistake. My wedding speech mentioned Claire’s inability to keep a straight face when she is angry with me…but she tried hard nonetheless. So you can now expect to see far less typos and a more modest representation of facts. We…

Treetops – Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Who says a honeymoon should be restful?! We spent just 2 nights in Bangkok before flying south to Surat Thani from where we were collected by taxi and taken to Treetops Guest House in the Khao Sok National Park. Here we spent 2 nights in a tree-house, which we shared with a colony of ants…

Update from Malaysia

After a hectic 4 days we have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. The hecticness continues though as tomorrow we have to get up early to fly north…our 4th flight in a week.. I feel sorry for Kuala Lumpur as we are again just passing through. Last time we had one day here and this time less…

Clandestine Musings from Bangkok (sshhh Claire is asleep)

A quick update for visitors who don’t know us in the real world. Since getting home in June 2011 we have returned to our jobs, got married and we are now on our honeymoon. All mixed in with 9 months of seriously missing the travelling life. Claire doesn’t even know that our blog is back…

Anybody Watching?

Is anybody expecting me to make some clandestine blog entries without Claire knowing?

Singapore

Singapore had made us realise that it is not the cities which give us the most enjoyment. Cities have in fact become like a pitstop. A place to grab essentials and recharge a little. Which is a real shame because as an individual experience cities like Singapore are clearly great, but in the grand scheme…

Kota Kinabalu

Our accommodation in KK was Lucy’s Homestay, a backpacking guesthouse run by a lovely Malaysian woman called (you may have guessed this…) Lucy. The accommodation was pretty basic but we felt we had struck lucky as Lucy is somewhat of a legend it seems. She has been running her homestay for 17 years and as…