THAILAND DIARY: KOH PHI PHI – PART TWO: BUCKETS

Catch up with part 1 here.  We’d arrived at our hostel on the island of Koh Phi Phi. We had picked a hostel called Stones, which is on the back of the island, right on the beach. I’d been recommended this by a few friends, who said it was cheap, right on the beach, and…

THAILAND DIARY: KOH PHI PHI – PART ONE: ARRIVAL

We arrived in Krabi, and decided to head across to Koh Phi Phi for a few days. We had been before on a day trip, when previously travelling around Thailand, but this time we actually wanted to see what the island had to offer and explore it a little more. We ended up going to…

A BACKPACKERS GUIDE TO THE LAWS IN THAILAND

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, it’s worth knowing the following laws, so you don’t get yourself chucked in a prison cell, or end up having to pay a hefty fine! Don’t criticize their Royal Family – As Brits, we love to moan about our Royal Family, we either love or hate them. But in…

REVIEW: THE PILLOW HOSTEL, BANGKOK

If you’re heading over to Bangkok, and want a hostel that’s close to the nightlife, clean, modern and fairly cheap, then The Pillow is ideal for you. Pros: MODERN – This hostel is fairly new, so it’s quite modern, clean. Not run down like a few hostels in Bangkok. LOCATION – It’s down one of the little…

ARE PACKAGE TOURS WORTH IT?

When you decide you want to go travelling, you’ll start to see package tours everywhere. No doubt you’ll be wondering are they really worth it? They sound a lot, but then when you read the itinerary and what’s involved, you start to realise it’s actually not that bad of a price. They appeal to those…

5 FILMS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO TRAVEL

Inspiration comes from a lot of things and can come from anything. The inspiration to travel can come from friends, family, tv shows, documentaries, books, social media, the internet, newspapers, magazines, and the one I’m going to look at for this post, films. There are films I’ve watched over the years and they’ve either made…

YOUTUBE

I’ve had a GoPro for years, but never used it religiously, or got the full use out of it. When I went to Thailand last year, I decided to do get a few clips, mainly to just show family and friends back home. When I did eventually get home, I realised that I had quite…

BASIC SURVIVAL TIPS FOR THAILAND

Heading to Thailand on your own, or with a friend for the first time? Thailand is pretty safe, even with the recent bombings. But there are certain things that I picked up along the way, and learnt about from the locals or previous travellers before I went, that made my trip much safer. Here are…