Ubud and Around

It was finally time to start the road trip around Bali, so we were leaving Kuta and heading up north to Ubud. Craig and I rented two scooters and I was excited to be driving one again. For the first few minutes I was feeling a bit wobbly but then the skills gained a few … More Ubud and Around

Koh Lanta

This island was such a treat! I always imagined the South of Thailand to be relaxed, with loads of beautiful beaches and nice atmosphere. Obviously Phuket was far from that image and when I finally got to Koh Lanta it made me appreciate the island even more. Two things I learned there – I am … More Koh Lanta

Phuket Island

After freezing in Northern Thailand for nearly two weeks, it was amazing to land in Phuket Island and finally drop all the warm layers. It was quite a big shock coming there after spending so much time in rural Thailand and I don’t think I will be rushing back to the island anytime soon. However, … More Phuket Island

Mae Hong Son Loop

Now thinking back on this adventure I can say it’s one of the most amazing things I have ever done.  As I told you in my previous post, I crashed my scooter the day before I left Chiang Mai to do a Mae Hong Song loop. Needless to say I was extremely nervous about doing … More Mae Hong Son Loop

Chiang Mai

Well this is definitely going to be a short post. All I remember about Chiang Mai was that after an incredibly relaxing massage I rented my first ever scooter and if you read my last post you can see what’s coming… Yes, I crashed it! After practicing in Ayutthaya the day before I felt I … More Chiang Mai

Ayutthaya

There was one slightly silly reason why I wanted to go to Ayutthaya – Wat Mahathat’s root-covered Buddha head. The picture of it was hanging on my wall when I was at uni and I never thought I would get to see the real thing. The head is probably the most common reason why people … More Ayutthaya

Batumi

Going to Batumi was like going back in time. I remember seeing some of my parents’ photos from years ago when they used to travel in the Soviet Union. Almost everything in Batumi felt like being transferred to the scenes of the old photos and the feeling was really rather strange. My parents agreed with … More Batumi