Travel Planning

Malaysia: What to do in Penang?

August 16, 20125 Comments

Penang Past to Present Penang has an interesting history from its days as part of the Sultanate of Kedah, through to the ‘leasing’ to Captain Francis Light and the East India company in the 18th century, Japanese occupation in the Second World War, its dominance as a Freeport and eventually its independence to become the Penang of today.  One of Malaysia’s […]

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Myanmar Visa in Bangkok and Some Travel Gadgets

July 1, 20125 Comments

Thailand Border Visa Hassles After our wonderful lazy few nights in Battambang in Cambodia it was a bus journey back to Phnom Penh in order to catch our flight to Bangkok.  We had intended to go overland direct from Battambang into Thailand but the 15 day visa limit on land crossings; and an extortionate charge […]

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Three Months Flashpacking

March 9, 20129 Comments

After our three months travelling we thought it was about time we did a mini update about our experiences, featuring the highs and the lows of flashpacking travel. The good news is we are having an absolute blast and there really hasn’t been any time when we have felt ‘lost’ or homesick.   Of course you miss […]

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Emotions, excitement and a mysterious travel companion

December 8, 20110 Comments

Emotions are a funny old thing aren’t they. You can try and keep them all packaged up in a nice little box on a shelf but eventually they prise open the lid and jump out and begin to scratch away at your calm controlled exterior until the wounds are visible for all to see. The […]

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Emotions, Lists and Packing

December 2, 20112 Comments

Today’s post is brought to you by lists, emotions and packing Lists Are you a list person?  I am. I like lists… Actually that is a lie, what I actually really like is crossing things off  lists when they get done. I get a deep sense of satisfaction from having achieved something as you swipe the pen […]

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