Journey over the Pacific

I’ve never been across the Pacific. I consider myself a decent traveller, but not once have I ventured over to the Asian side of the world. Last week, I finally got my chance! Here was my packing progress: Graham’s friend owns Budget Biz, so when we procured our Thai working visas, we asked him if he could help…

House hunting in Phuket

After our one week in Phuket Town was over, we decided to go on a mini vacation for an extended weekend in a neighbouring town (Patong) across the mountain hill range. More importantly, Graham really wanted a chance to hang out on a rooftop pool, and I had never been. So, I finally experienced the awesomeness of…

One week in Phuket

Travelling days are always exhausting, no matter the distance you go. Though the flight from Bangkok to Phuket was under 1.5 hours, by the time we packed, got to the airport early, waited around (ate at the Dairy Queen that was conveniently located near our gate), flew there, bartered with the taxis, and got to our final destination, most of the…

Welcome to Bangkok

It’s ugly and beautiful, dirty and clean, poverty-stricken and rich, busy and peaceful, noisy and quiet, cheap and expensive. Bangkok is a beautifully overwhelming city where your senses are constantly under attack. Sticky. Hot, humid and wet. Smoggy. You go out in search of dinner, clutching your phone and keeping your money in your “African Asian purse”…