During the 13th Century, the ancient city of Sukhothai was the Capital of Thailand. Ruled at the time by King Ramkhamhaeng, the old city flourished with temples and stunning architecture, and was inevitably the Thailand’s hub for the monarchy, politics and religion. Around 800 years on and this beauty has not been forgotten. Despite its ‘ruined’ remains, the sacred site of the ancient city… Continue reading Exploring the ancient sites of Sukhothai…and escaping the hounds
When it comes to travel budgets, backpackers are the savviest of travellers. Sure, we want to stop off and see the main attractions, which can sometimes lighten our wallets. But we’re also totally down with digging into delicious street grub, riding public transport and taking a bed in a hostel. The cheaper option can also make your… Continue reading How to make your travel budget stretch?
Following on from an earlier post, where I promised more detail on my Vietnamese experiences, I wanted to dig a little deeper and elevate the time I spent in Hanoi. Hanoi was my first stop. Leaving behind the sweltering humidity of Bangkok, I stepped off the plane in Vietnam and was welcomed by torrential… Continue reading Backpacking in Hanoi.
Other than Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a little bit off the beaten track. Approximately 70 million people pass through KL’s airport every year but typically, it’s used by foreigners as a stopover rather than an end destination. An absence of a promoted party scene, like there is in Thailand and Vietnam, might put the younger… Continue reading Travel to (not through) Kuala Lumpur
A slightly different post to tap out today as I’ve been nominated for Liebster Award by the lovely folk (Claire and Dave) that run the LoveCandD blog. Thank you guys and apologies for the delay in getting this penned. This backpacking married couple have covered quite a lot of ground – with travel adventures from… Continue reading Cheeky award nomination: Backpackermac & the Liebster award
Before arriving, I’d been warned not to fall in love with Sydney on first impression. Its beauty and charm is allegedly deceiving. One Melburnian said “Melbourne is the book. Sydney is the film – because there’s so much more to Melbourne’s scene; music, art culture, food. Sydney lacks any substance.” I don’t fall in love… Continue reading Seven days in Sydney
The absence of links and images is due to the fact that yet another piece of technology has prevailed. This time, my beloved, shitty notebook. May he rest in piece. And may you forgive bad formatting and visually naked content. Three months after I left my job in London behind I panicked. Sat in a… Continue reading How to get back into work after travelling?