Category Travelling

Memorial to the Loughinisland Massacre

A Peaceful Pint in O’Tooles Bar, Loughinisland

Last winter I dropped into O’Tooles Bar in County Down, Northern Ireland for a beer. Had I done so on this same evening twenty years previously there is a chance I would have been shot deadRead More
Songkran in Luang Prabang, Laos

Tips for Enjoying Songkran

You’re armed to the teeth with the biggest water gun you could find and ready for some watery mayhem but want to make the most of what might be a once in life time experience. The great thing about Songkran is it is for everyone: young and old, male or female, Thai or tourist, everyone has a laugh and enjoys themselves. Here is our guide to the polite mayhem Thais call Songkran. Read More
Songkran in Chiang Mai

Where to Celebrate Songkran in Thailand? (or Laos or Myanmar)

For myself and most other farang Songkran is about running around town assaulting old women and children - and everyone in between - with the biggest water gun money can buy. Read More
Local elections in Didim, Turkey

Ufuk Dover in the Turkish Local Elections

We don’t usually post on a Saturday but because we’re suckers for names and products that translate into silliness in English we couldn’t resist this.Read More
Southeast Asia

Our Wintering in Southeast Asia Trip (in 30 Seconds)

With no idea where we are going to go next we are taking one last look back to our last trip. We have done the best of times, we have laid bare the worst of our Wintering in Southeast Asia trip and now, as the weather heats up for Spring in the northern hemisphere, we end our almost year long trip to Southeast Asia with a photographic round up.Read More
Bangkok taxis

Wintering in Southeast Asia Trip Lowlights

Last week we offered up the things we loved the most about our recent trip around Southeast Asia. This week, to balance things out and because we like whining like little bitches, it is time to highlight the things we disliked. Read More
Inle Lake, Myanmar

Wintering in Southeast Asia Trip Highlights

We have been back from Southeast Asia for a while now but the not wholly linear nature of this blog means there are always loose ends to tie up and stories still to tell before we decided when to draw a line and wrap things up for this trip. Read More
Volunteer work near Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Volunteer Work in Kanchanaburi with Safari Volunteers

Bottle feeding leopard cubs and taking a playful lion for a walk were just some of the many highlights to our two days in Kanchanaburi with the Safari Park Volunteer Initiative.Read More
Drive a free car or campervan in New Zealand

Deliver Free Rental Car and Campervans Around New Zealand

Get your hands around the wheel of a free car or campervan by taking vehicles from where they are to where rental companies want them to be. Read More
An average street in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Differences in a Street in Thailand and Britain

The low drone of traffic from the high street near our room is temporarily drowned out by the furious revving of a presumably soon-to-be fully repaired motorbike. The repair shop was just opposite us and while this is a mixed residential and commercial area, this sort of noise pollution just wouldn’t happen at home.Read More