I have a cunning plan…

It’s a cliché but life rarely goes to plan and the same can be said for travelling. Having recovered from my tubing injuries I made my way down to the capital of Laos, Vientiane, to catch a flight with Laos Airlines to Hanoi, northern Vietnam. Most travel agents would laugh when they gave me the…

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You thought I would forget

In life there are few certainties but for me personally there is one that I know for sure. I wouldn’t be who I am without my friends. Whether old or new, best friends or a beautiful stranger you’ve all made a contribution and for that I am very grateful. When you are travelling on the…

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Tubing – Slippery when wet!

Anyone who has gone Tubing in Laos uses the same word – “awesome”. I am currently in Vang Vieng (Laos) nursing several injuries after one hell of a day. Tubing is quite hard to describe. Imagine an 18-30’s holiday TV advertisement and stretch it throughout a day. Throw in a river, tractor inner tubes and…

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The Truth

Lies. You will be told many of them on your travels. You’ll be told that things are closed, that it’s two minutes away, that it’s a special price or that you don’t look fat. Bullshit. You’ll hear it all the time but the biggest one has to be that you shouldn’t do the two day…

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I’ll have a nice slice of Pai!

I write to you with a sore head. I can’t provide you with the statistical proof but I am pretty sure Thai people, on average, are short. Either that or the purposely build low beams and roofs for me to hit my head on. I’ve lost count how many times I have done it now.…

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Jungle trekking and scenes that some readers may find offensive

I’ve just come back from a Thai massage… that got your attention didn’t it! I’m afraid to report that there was no happy ending however having my arse cheeks massaged was oddly satisfying. Nevertheless, a massage was just what I needed after the last few days I’ve had. I’m currently in north Thailand, Chiang Mai…

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The start of something beautiful

So far I have walked a tiger, upset a palace guard, kissed an iguana, befriended a lonely pug, seen a girl get peed on, climbed a waterfall, missed a tour bus and got followed by a lady boy. I’ve only been here a few days! Let’s start at the beginning shall we? I’m sitting on…

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My journey begins…

“I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted, or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored.” – Bill Bryson. Isn’t that a great travel quote? I would imagine that slaving away all week, living for…

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