Category Travelling

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Photos of People Taking Photos of… The Giant’s Causeway

Whether you have travelled far and wide or just visited a few places it cannot have escaped your notice that many tourism sites are incredibly crowded. Some travellers will shy away from visiting these places altogether, which is a great shame as there is usually a good reason why so many people have chosen to converge on the most popular attractions.Read More
Volunteer work in a hostel in Sukhothai, Thailand

Volunteering At Home in Sukhothai

One of the things we do to keep our accommodation costs down is to trade our advertising space for a place to stay for a few nights. The offer is attractive to hoteliers and hostel owners who pay for ad space with what might otherwise be an empty room, while we can invest the money we saved in to our twin passions of beer and jewel encrusted fridge magnets.Read More
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma

Shwedagon Pagoda: The Most Astonishing Place I’d Barely Heard Of

I had a vague idea of the existence of the Shwedagon Pagoda before I took off my shoes and socks at its entrance and handed them over for safe keeping. The complex features as a wonder in the computer game Civilisation 4, a pursuit I’d engage with when wanting nothing better to do.Read More
Stalking Travel Bloggers

The Stalking of Nerd Travels

The travel blogger sniffed the air and failed to detect our duty free scent. Thinking himself in no danger he focused his attention on exiting Heathrow Airport, the final stage of his epic migration from Australia to London.Read More
Taking a photo of the Kwai Bridge with an iPad.

Photos of People Taking Photos of Other People on the Bridge Over the River Kwai

I went down to the bridge over the River Kwai today (as I write – in reality it was ages ago, back in August) and took some photos. Read More
Cookery lessons at Khum Lanna, in northern Thailand

Soft Adventure in Northern Thailand: Khum Lanna

I’m writing this piece in the sticks in Ireland - surrounded by fields, without a wifi connection and bloody miles from the nearest shop. In some ways it reminds me of Lisu Lodge where we spent the first night on our three day/two night Lisu Lodge and Khum Lanna Soft Adventure tour. The big difference between here and there – apart from the temperature and number of massages on offer – is at the lodge we had transport. Read More
Whitewater rafting in Thailand

Soft Adventure in Northern Thailand: Lisu Lodge

When we met up with my sister in Chiang Mai and she told us all the things she had done and was going to do in Thailand, Deirdre and I looked at each other and realised we had done sod all here. Read More
Cycling around Bagan, Burma

Cycling Around Bagan

We might have been cycling down the dark main street of Nyaung U without any lights on our bikes but at least we were cycling the right way down the dark main street of Nyaung U without any lights on our bikes. We were learning the exhilarating way that when it comes to road rules the Burmese have a laissez faire attitude.Read More
Guest houses and hostels in Kuala Lumpur

Accommodation Options in Kuala Lumpur

We have twice passed by Kuala Lumpur on the bus and once changed planes at the airport so once we had made our plans to fly to the UK from Singapore we decided that this time we would invest a little time in getting to know this city.Read More
Boat tour of Inle Lake, Myanmar

On Inle Lake

We had been waiting to take our turn in one of the small boats motoring up and down the river that led into Inle Lake. Armed with a Myanmar beer we had watched both the local populace and the incomers from around the world go about their business from our vantage point outside the Queen Inn.Read More