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My love/hate relationship with Khao San Road

For a lot of people, the first thing you will experience in Bangkok (and usually Thailand, and often Asia) is Khao San Road. Khao San Road is one of those strange places which is a tourist attraction simply for being a tourist attraction. It is the world’s first tourist ghetto; a strange melting pot of […]

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Ko Lanta, kayaking and cheeky monkeys

I have no idea how it started, but at some stage over the years Paul got really into kayaking. I think it was something I ‘gave’ him, almost as an activity when near water in order for him to get over the fact that we were otherwise relaxing. Strangely enough, I had started to enjoy […]

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Il dolce far niente in Ko Lanta

In my last post I hinted that Paul and I have some slight differences when it comes to travelling styles. He’s adapted to most of my peculiarities (the Asian food obsession, taking photos of everything for the blog, being afraid of even slight inclines) but there has always been one that has stood in the […]

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The VOC, Ayutthaya and a slight museum break-in

Paul and I are pretty good travel partners. We like similar things – watching sport, visiting museums and lugging around our backpacks – and as such, we don’t have many disagreements on the road. He’s learnt things off me like a growing obsession with Asian food, and I’ve gotten used to the cycling and kayaking […]

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Chanelling my inner Lara Croft at Ayutthaya

I have a teeny tiny confession to make. This admission does not line up with any of my other qualities (read: unfit, feminist, can’t stand Angelina Jolie). I like to channel my inner Lara Croft. Now, this is coming from someone who has never even seen Tomb Raider, let alone played the video game. (See, I […]

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The village behind the trees

I like to keep things light-hearted on this blog. Even though my mum once told me that I was a ‘serious’ person, I don’t do serious very well. I go for romantic comedies over period dramas. I adored the whole Bill Bryson collection, but turned my nose up at Under the Tuscan Sun and Eat Pray Love. […]

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The night on the jungle raft

Even though the River Kwai is worth a trip just to see its associated World War II sites, a lot of people trek out to the area for a holiday of a different kind. One that features quite a bit of this. We didn’t stay in Kanchanaburi for the night, instead we travelled about ninety […]

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The stories of the River Kwai

I’d heard of the term ‘the bridge on the River Kwai’ before I ever knew what it meant. I didn’t know where the River Kwai was, what was so special about the bridge and why it had stuck in my head in the first place. One day, I figured it out. Nobody told me, and […]

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Cooking up a Bangkok storm

So here I am back in Dordrecht. I got back last night and my first order of business was to buy a new laptop, and to give you an idea of how eager I was to get back into blogging, I actually CYCLED through SNOW and ICE to get my hot (or in this case, […]

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I said I would blog, but…

I haven’t, have I? I am currently in Ho Chi Minh City, a crazy place where I’ve been spending my time stuffing my face, dodging motorbikes and getting my nerd on at all the city’s museums. The food is ridiculously good, by the way. I used to give Thailand the points in the Thailand-Vietnam food […]

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