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 […]
Author: Craig Boyle
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 […]
Lamai is a funny old place, a sort of humble little brother to the flash and raucous Chaweng. It’s an area of Samui where local Thais ply their various trades to tourists from a busy long street, but do so respectfully and with a smile on their faces. There are bars which struggle to fill up, yet are packed with local girls enticing men inside – situated right next to family friendly restaurants and thriving little sports bars.
Through all this, a beautiful beach sits just around the corner. It’s a mash-up of what a young lad in England might think of when they think of Thailand, and also what an older couple looking for a relaxing break might imagine.
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 […]
The internet is filled with easy to answer questions. Thanks to the power of search engines, people can have their curiosity satisfied in milliseconds. For basic questions such as ‘what is a vegan?’ – which is searched thousands of times a month in the UK […]
While Ellen whisked herself off to Benidorm, I found myself floating across the sea towards the Netherlands. Once, when I was a humble vegetarian just starting my journey towards a meat-free diet, I visited the Dutch capital and found it fairly difficult to find good food. In 2018, I can happily report that’s no longer a problem. In fact, eating vegan food in Amsterdam is an absolute pleasure.
I’ve always been a compassionate person. I’m the first guy in the cinema to burst into tears at films, I try to be as kind as I can and I’m prone to feeling anxiety and fear when I think I’ve offended someone (which happens more […]