Nuts N Bolts Guide to… Thailand

Thailand. It was my first experience travelling solo. It’s a pretty popular country in South East Asia for tourists and especially backpackers and has been for a good thirty years or more now. I think it’s a completely different place to visit too nowadays to what I experienced back in 1999 when I got off …

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Foto Friday – Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand

The trains of the Maeklong Railway in Thailand, not too far from Bangkok, go through this market area. Tourists flock there to see it because the market is fuly set up across the train lines. When the train is nearly due, they put down their awnings and make way for the train, which has precious …

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First Taste – Luang Prabang (Laos)

Ahhh beautiful Laos. Gentle Laos. Kind Laos. Of a similar size to neighbours Thailand and Vietnam, Laos has only a fraction of their populations at somewhere around 6.8 million people. This makes Laos a country with far more space per person. So it’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of …

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First Taste – Bangkok, Thailand

One could consider this not just a first taste of Thailand for me, but a first taste of solo travel! I’ve been back several times since 1999 when I first stepped off the plane on my first stop of my first solo backpacker adventure, but in no way did any of the subsequent times capture …

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Seven on Sunday – Countries for the Budget Conscious (Part One)

The more that travel becomes popular and accessible to all, the less places in the world are going to be considered ‘bargain’ destinations. I set off around the world in 1999 and for several countries my budget was just $20 a day. I’m not sure that’s feasible anymore, but there are places where you still …

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World Journeys Podcast Series 2 Ep 5 – Around the World Travel with Chris Goldby Part One

In this podcast I chat with Chris Goldby about taking an around the world trip, and some of the great places he's been such as the USA, Vietnam and Thailand, plus various countries in Europe. So take a listen to the first part of the interview! Hope you enjoy the listen - May the Journey …

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Seven on Sunday – Travel Moments of 2015

It seems the whole world of blogging decided to do a review of their 2015 highlights recently. Well, I didn’t think of it until I saw everyone doing it because I’m a follower, not a leader. So, a little later than those who did it last year, here’s mine to kick of my blogs (that …

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Sunday Spotlight – Chiang Mai

Most people who visit Chiang Mai seem to love it. Why is that? Is it the chance to get away from Bangkok where the weather is just too hot and sticky for most people? Perhaps. Chiang Mai also isn’t half or a quarter the size of Bangkok, but it’s been a backpacker Mecca for nearly …

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