2018 is the year of mental health awareness, with the likes of author Matt Haig and TV personality Ruby Wax getting more airtime than ever spreading the good word about mental health, including anxiety and depression. From coping mechanisms, instagrammable one-liners and relevant methods for […]
If you’re heading to Vietnam, or you’re already there, then you must spend a night on Halong Bay. The famous archipelago of over 2,000 towering limestone cliff islands is around 3 hours by car/van from Hanoi. Upon arriving in Vietnam’s capital city, you’ll be inundated […]
Whether you’re concerned about the rainy weather or simply looking to save some money on your next trip east, we’ve got ten reasons why you should pack your bags and visit Thailand in low season. You won’t regret it!
When traveling long-term, it can be easy to embrace the disposable life. Be it takeaway cartons, plastic utensils and water bottles – you may find yourself sacrificing some habits you’ve diligently stuck to at home in favour of convenience when on the road. Whether you’re […]
Ah, Thailand. Home of limestone cliffs, palm trees and terrific beaches. Or at least, that’s what I hoped when I came here. Unfortunately, everything is a little bit touristy across the kingdom so the reality is tinged a bit by commerce and capitalism. However, for […]
Situated in the gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Phangan is a vegan paradise that offers an absolutely staggering amount of choice for meat-free travellers. Famous for its Full Moon Party at the end of each month, we visited Koh Phangan way before the party hit. While we enjoy a few beers, enormous parties aren’t really out thing – plus the price of accommodation shoots up. It’s fortunate we did, really, as otherwise we may have been tempted to choose accommodation near the party, which takes place on the south-eastern beach of Haad Rin. Instead, we chose the port town of Thongsala as our base. And we’re very glad we did…
All tourists know of Khao San road – it’s the infamous party street that has been fuelling backpackers and visitors alike with beer, clothing and awful ‘shock’ foods such as fried scorpions for many years. While I’ll admit I partook in the street beer and […]
As a vegan, you’d probably think in-flight meals are a no-go. Gone are the times of packing your hand luggage full to the brim with snacks (although we did this anyway on our recent flight from Heathrow to Bangkok), as we’ve discovered there are an abundance of vegan airplane food on these long haul journeys.