Songkran in Bangkok

From Koh Lanta I travelled to Bangkok. Here I chilled for a while and waited for the start of Songkran. Songkran is the Thai New Year celebrated with a massive water festival for 2-3 days from 13th April onwards. Unfortunately my Visa exemption was only valid until 13th April which meant the night of 12th…

Koh Lanta

Arriving After Phuket, I headed to Koh Lanta to relax, unwind, and save some much needed money for a while. Koh Lanta was a perfect spot for all of the above. After asking for recommendations on where to stay on Facebook, I joined my travel friends Toni and Harriet at the Lanta Clayzy House on…

Phuket

Phuket (pronounced Poo-ket) After the Andaman dive trip I was dropped off to Patong Beach, Phuket. There are some really great beaches and places to stay in Phuket. Patong is not one of them, but it provided sufficiently cheap accommodation for me to stay for a few days while I waited for an old friend…

Don’t read these words

Over the last week, I went to Phuket, to the idyllic Koh Lanta, then back to Bangkok for Songkran and self-deportation. I will write up all of these things this week. This post was intended to be that write-up, but I’ve had such an eventful morning getting from Bangkok to Manila, I thought I’d share…

Day 3, Sunrise in the Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  Day 3, Sunrise in the Similan Islands, Andaman Sea On Day 3 of the dive trip, the day started with as much beauty above the water as below. In all my years of travelling, I have never seen the sky take on so many colours at once. The night before I slept above deck…