One of my most recent trips was to Cambodia, which is one of my favourite destinations in SE Asia – the trip was short, sweet and very sunny! I’ve been to Cambodia numerous times, usually as a side trip on the way back from Australia and it’s usually been about seeing as much as possible… Continue reading Cambodia – beach time
I was already in two minds whether to attend the alms ceremony in Luang Prabang. Tak Bat is definitely seen as one of the 'must do' activities whilst you are there. There is no doubt that it is one of the most iconic images of this city. Every morning the monks from the many temples… Continue reading To Alms Or Not To Alms?
...A DRAMATIC SKYSCAPE!! I couldn't believe this sky that presented itself in front of me one evening! Those colours just blew me away! Now that Autumn is well and truly here, we are getting some pretty spectacular sunsets...which I love! Nature is providing us with a treat and I am loving capturing some of these… Continue reading Because I Love…
This small but perfectly formed island holds a very special place in my heart. I have a family connection to the island and I also have precious memories from a particular holiday taken there long ago. The few trips I had there initially when I was younger were very much about sun, sea and sand… Continue reading Aaah Menorca!
...BLOGGING!!! Well, I never thought that I would be uttering those words in the same sentence in a million years!! But there you go, it's proof that life is full of surprises! I've been reflecting on my blog a lot this past week and what it means to me. I've been looking at it and… Continue reading Because I Love…
I spent a lovely weekend in Lewes during the summer visiting friends. I always love going down there, it’s brilliant to hang out with my friends first and foremost, but Lewes is also a gorgeous little historic town. I feel like I’ve had a proper little mini-break when I return from there. Lewes sits in… Continue reading Loafing around Lewes!
The falls are about 45 minutes outside of LP (by tuk-tuk, other modes of transportation are available!) and are definitely worth the trip! We were told to get there early to avoid the crowds, but that didn’t actually happen, despite our best intentions. So, with our plans foiled on that front (see post Delicate Negotiations… Continue reading Cooling Off at Kuang Si Falls, Laos
... A LAZY BANK HOLIDAY!! It’s another busy August bank holiday weekend in the UK! A time when the summer is drawing to a close (in fact has finished, if the awful weather we’ve had is anything to go by!), when people make one last ditch effort at a break before the kids go back… Continue reading Because I Love…
We had made a list of the things that we definitely wanted to do whilst we were in Luang Prabang. Climbing Mount Phousi to watch the sunset was definitely one of them. Mount Phousi (meaning Sacred Hill) sits in the middle of the peninsula in Luang Prabang, between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. It… Continue reading Conquering Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang
It's World Elephant Day! World Elephant Day was launched on the 12th August 2012 to raise awareness of the plight of elephants across the world. Both African and Asian elephants are facing severe threats ranging from poaching (primarily for the illegal ivory trade), to loss of their natural habitat. Conflict between the animals and their… Continue reading World Elephant Day 2018