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Back to School: Getting Open Water Certified on Koh Tao

“Nah, it’s not really my thing.”

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve given that response to the question of whether I’ve done any diving. 1,453 more words


Phuket, Thailand | Photo Diary

After starting the trip to Thailand with a boat tour around Ko Phi Phi, we spent the rest of our days exploring Phuket.  We were spoiled after watching the sunset on the “Miracle Lawn” of a mountainside villa with our new bestie, the baby elephant Yaya, and enjoying the… 395 more words


Racism is Alive and Well in Thailand

If you plan to visit and / or live in Thailand, be prepared for blatant double standards and racism. Yes, there are so many wonderful things about Thailand – the beaches, the friendly (and not so friendly) locals, the amazing food, cheap beer and lack of law enforcement. 844 more words


lone oasis island - thailand

oasis island

Reminds me of a scene out of a James Bond movie. A small island resort stand alone in the Phang Nga Bay.Looks like a great place to stop for a snorkel and lunch. 52 more words


Thailand: SCUBA Diving and exploring Koh Tao

Koh Tao’s been in the news recently, and not for the best reasons – but we’re not here to talk about that. I was in Koh Tao myself last year (August 2013) and, for any of you who’ve been scared off by the recent events, I’d like to tell you about the island – both the good and the bad. 1,665 more words


Falling in love with Pai

We’ve spent the last five days in Pai and we’ve absolutely fallen in love with this little town. A short three hour van ride around 762 curves up the mountain from Chiang Mai to Pai was well worth it. 913 more words


Friends Reunited in Thailand

As you may have gathered from my lack of posts recently, the last 10 days or so have been rather hectic.

Since leaving Sri Lanka I’ve been travelling with James – one of my best mates from home – who I’ve not seen since February. 605 more words