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*Sigh*. The Andaman Coast along the province of Krabi, Thailand… full of beautiful sandy beaches, warm calm turquoise waters, heat-stroke inducing sun, tropical landscapes and most magnificently, the incredible limestone geology that results in high and sporadic rugged yellowed cliffs leaping out of the ground!
What a place!

I’ve always carried fond memories of the Krabi province from my initial visit three years ago as it was the area that really got …

[ Written by Sophie | 3 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Kanchanaburi is a 2 hour bus trip out of Bangkok and oh, what a difference 2 hours can make. Gone are the garish lights and hustle of Bangkok as city skyline gives way to the natural world. Why am I here? I’m going on a tiger hunt. Where am I going? To the famous Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as The Tiger Temple.

Fittingly, the landscape of this breath-of-fresh …

[ Written by Alex | 21 Jun 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

After returning from my recent trip to Thailand, people asked what my highlight was. It was definitely different from my first trip to the country of smiles and Pad Thai noodles, all three years ago (wow, time flies!). My new answer was Bangkok. The capital city it was this time! I know we’ve been going on about our love for Bangkok before, but Thailand gets a lot of love from …

[ Written by Sophie | 11 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

“If you can imagine it, we can make it happen”, says Justin and pours us another glass of prosecco as we watch the sunset above the Andaman sea. The entire scenery is completely unreal. Here we are, Bea and I, sitting at a beautiful private beach on gorgeous design beach chairs, set up for us especially to enjoy the sun hit the ocean while the sky turns orange and pink. …

[ Written by Katja | 6 Dec 2011 | 5 Comments | ]

Night bus, night train, long haul flights… they all have trials and tribulations that can seriously suck but once you’ve done it once, you develop ways to endure it so allow me to share all that I have learnt…
Far-flung transport travelling all have many factors in common: Delightful cramped space posing the challenge of numerous sleeping positions. You will be stuck next to someone whom you have to endure for …

[ Written by Sophie | 12 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Flings, one-night stands, impulsive kisses, seductive enticing, flirty encounters, call them what you want, but romance is bound to be on the cards during trips, especially when they are far-flung and over extended periods of time. I was well aware of the ‘sleep around/kiss anything that breathes’ theme of backpacking before I left England, but as a ‘dignified young lady’ it wasn’t the No 1 of my priorities. However, I’d …

[ Written by Sophie | 19 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]

Picture this: You’re backpacking alone in a tropical exotic country, far far away from home with all its comforts, amidst language barriers that are amusingly out in full force, travelling with companions randomly met on your journey… then you wake up at 2am throwing up last nights stir-fried chicken and vegetables with a fever and feeling like you’ve been floored by a ton of bricks. And to make everything a …

[ Written by Sophie | 8 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

Exploring a new place epitomizes all the excitement of traveling: discovering tiny corners and allies which reveal hidden treasures of cafes/stalls/wall art, places you would never have discovered until you got away from tours and strike out alone. However, it can also be tres boring if your trapped in the midday sun, traipsing around with a map that you discovered you’ve spent the past hour reading backwards and needing to …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

A wonderful way of spending time in a 3rd-world country is by doing volunteer work. Countries like Bolivia, India, Cambodia, Ghana or Mexico require a lot of developmental help and you have what it takes to give them that help. Because you are smart, caring and a wonderful role model for all those who will profit from your support.
During my world trip in 2005 I knew I wanted to do …

[ Written by Katja | 20 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

I knew it would happen, it was inevitable. As I had mentioned before, I definitely hadn’t faced the reality of the extent of my trip and it all just seemed like a dream that would never be fully undertaken… until I peeped out the plane window and was faced with an alien Thai landscape. Then it hit me: the inevitable fear. Cue a mini stroke with the cold hand of …

[ Written by Sophie | 1 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
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