After a hectic Christmas day at the pool – and an exhausting evening posing around the Christmas tree at the Majestic Hotel – We were definitely in need of some R & R on Boxing Day, so headed off to the beach in Thailand. Krabi was not quite what I was expecting. Despite the severe… Continue reading Krabi … but not Crabby
Life lessons continued: 3. When you go to visit a friend abroad and she asks what you’d like to do while you’re there, say that you’d like to do a food tour, thereby disguising greed as cultural appreciation. That strategy found me on a food tour of Bangkok with Angel – – here we are… Continue reading A week of Thai feasting – part two
One of the best things about being based in KL – apart from the ridiculous number of public holidays – is the huge number of places you can get to very cheaply, because it’s the hub for Air Asia: cheap, cheerful and very rarely on time. So, for £72 return and an hour and a… Continue reading Hooray for another public holiday … off to Phuket!
When I saw the sign, I couldn’t resist – I’ve always wanted to chat a monk up, so I dashed over to the monk assignation area. My monk was called Claim, and he told me all about his life in the monastery and at the university attached to the monastery, where he studies Pali, which… Continue reading Chatting up a monk
Have just returned from a few days in Chiang Mai, where I learnt two very useful new skills – firstly, how to give an elephant a mud bath, and secondly, how to wash the mud off again. The elephants at the rescue centre have been rescued from performance venues in Thailand – all except the… Continue reading First, coat your elephant liberally with mud …