We had vowed to rise early and get to the falls as they opened. Everyone we talked to had told us that was the best thing to do to beat the crowds and see the falls in all their glory. That’s no problem we thought, we’ll just get up, have a quick breakfast and grab… Continue reading Delicate Negotiations in Laos!
The feeling of serenity does not happen that often in daily life (not for me anyway!), so when it comes along I try to take the time to appreciate it. On my travels there are certain places and moments that make me take a breath and appreciate the stillness and peace of the moment. One… Continue reading Finding serenity in Hpa-An, Myanmar
Sukhothai was one of our last stops on our trip. We had just spent an incredible month in Myanmar and had traveled overland into Thailand through the Myawaddy/Mae Sot border crossing to get to Sukhothai. The purpose was twofold - 1) to get back overland to Bangkok as our flight was departing from there -… Continue reading Travel with a purpose – Sukhothai, Thailand
We had arrived into Mandalay at lunchtime, having taken a morning flight via Yangon from Singapore. As we descended I couldn't quite believe that we were there, it was a dream to have finally made it to Myanmar. As soon as we were settled into our hotel, we wanted to get out and explore. We… Continue reading Climbing Mandalay Hill, Myanmar
When I think of sleeper trains I tend to think of something out of an Agatha Christie novel, where you need to ‘dress for dinner’. Something that is all wood panelling, brandy and cigars! Well, I can’t say that the Great Western Railway Night Riviera was much like that (despite the cool name!), but it… Continue reading Taking the sleeper train to Cornwall for a mini adventure!
Daily Prompt - Tentative When I saw that today’s daily prompt was tentative, my thoughts immediately went to my blog, which I started a few months ago. I was reminded of the uncertainty I felt when I first set it up (and which is still there!), it took a long time to even have the… Continue reading The Blogging Game
Our first experience of Kep a few years ago was very positive, which is why we decided to return earlier this year......oh and for the pepper...! We know that you can buy Kampot pepper elsewhere, but we sometimes like travelling with a purpose! We'd run out of pepper (and it is damn fine pepper!) so… Continue reading In search of relaxation (& pepper!) in Kep, Cambodia
Daily Prompt - Crescendo We were sat looking down on the track, along with a few thousand other spectators. Our view was of the finish line, so we really shouldn’t have been worried about whether we might have a restricted view at all, it couldn't have been better! We had been lucky enough to obtain… Continue reading The Power of Noise
Our yoga teacher told us to lift our arms and open our hearts, elevating our chests up and out. As we all tried to concentrate on our breathing and bring ourselves onto our mats, I realised that I had missed my weekly yoga classes. I had been lazy in the past few months and had… Continue reading Banishing the lazy demons with yoga
My partner had not been well in the night (thanks to some dodgy food - which was actually meant for me...sorry about that!) and was still feeling the effects the next day. As he lay snoozing, I pondered what to do with myself. It was quite hot and stuffy in our room so I decided… Continue reading Some alone time in Hpa-An, Myanmar