Colonial and modern KL coming together, KLCC

Just a little while back we took a trip from our home In Hua Hin, on Thailand’s Royal Coast, to peninsula Malaysia. It was exceptionally easy to do. We travelled by train stopping off at the following Malaysian point of interest (to us): Penang Island, Taiping, Ipoh and finally Kuala Lumpur (KL). Since our trip, Air Asia …

Street scenes @ Pranburi Night Market

Pranburi Saturday Night Market has been on our local ‘must do’ list for some time, and just a few weekends back we finally made it there! It’s only a short (25km) drive south from Hua Hin to neighbouring Pranburi and the Market only happens Saturday evenings.  This is definitely a locals market with genuine …

#BoutiqueFarmers

Recently we took advantage of an offer that, as foodies, was particularly appealing and required an out of town overnight stay. We didn’t have to travel far. Pak Nam Pran and Khao Kalok are neighbouring beaches in the Pran Buri region just 30 minutes’ drive south of our home in Hua Hin. And just …

Monsoon Valley wines

Large red wine glasses, two rows of five, lined up atop the wine bar. Monsoon Valleys winemaker and their wine consultant on one side of the counter, Vivien and me on the other. A serious wine tasting happening right in front of us. The task for them was to choose the next Shiraz to take the …

Wat Phuttha Chaiyo - the nearest temple to our home in Hua Hin

This blog post looks at two connected religious holidays that have happened this last weekend. They mark the beginning of Vassavasa – a three-month annual retreat observed by Theravada Buddhists which in Thailand equates to over 93% of the population. Our new home of Thailand certainly offers near-daily opportunities for experiencing and learning something …

Evening lights @ Amphawa Floating Markets

We love that there is always something new to do and experience here in our new adopted home in Thailand. Be it new foods to taste, cultural events to experience, natural attractions to visit, or new locations to tour and explore. Our latest outing had us visiting two very different and captivating markets and …

Songkran water play. Photo credit Tourism Authority of Thailand

It’s our second year living in Thailand and second Songkran (Thai New Year) so I started wondering what Songkran is all about.  It has become know as The World’s Biggest Water Party and now attracts thousands of people who visit Thailand specifically to take part – but it must be more than this. Having more or …

Stall selling paints & water pistols in preparation for Holi!

Andaman Islands – our Cultural Insights India’s the Andaman Islands and more specifically it’s capital, Port Blair provided us with several cultural insights – and isn’t that what travel is all about – seeing new, unexpected, or just real life experiences and events that provide insight to local people’s lives. There were so many highlights and …

Sunset views, Cinque Islands, Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands, India – a cruising adventure! A few months back Vivien’s brother Andy and his partner Kelli asked if we wanted to join them for a cruising adventure – a trip to the Andaman Islands, India!   Quintessa, their 47-foot motor cruiser was to be our means of travel and around 5 other cruising …

sunset scenes @ Wat Cha Wattanaram, Ayutthaya Thailand

We took a road trip from our home in Hua Hin on Thailand Gulf Coast to Chiang Mai in the far north-west – some 900 km one way. Overall a 2000 km round trip! We had set aside 2 weeks for the trip with a week in Chiang Mai and the remainder exploring places …

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