Chiang Mai after dark

After a few days of getting settled in Chiang Mai we decided that today it was time to have our first night market experience. So far we have spent lots of time out during the day soaking up the sun and then retreating to our apartment at night to get …

Our first 12 hours in Chiang Mai

Stepping off the quick 1 hour flight from Bangkok into Chiang Mai airport was a relief. Especially as it immediately followed an 11 hour flight from London. We had finally left England to go travelling and we couldn’t be more excited! We were off the flight and outside the airport …

Lapland – Our sub-zero adventure

Lapland is going on the list as the strangest place we have ever visited (so far). And the most expensive. The combination of the almost full days of darkness, constant snow plus copious flood lighting and eerie silence give this place an unearthly vibe. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon …

Our mad dash to get a Thai visa in London

We are currently in London on a whirl wind stop between the Dominican Republic and Lapland and first on the agenda following a long flight and no sleep is to present ourselves at the Thai Embassy in London’s West End to apply for visas. We look like the walking dead. …

Vaccinations – where to get them

Vaccinations are another one of those things that we put off until the very last minute. By the time we got around to getting jabbed we had already moved out of our house and into our first rental apartment 25 miles away from home, and our GP. Alas, although we …

How to get visas easily

When planning your trip one of the most important things to consider is what visas you’ll need for the countries you want to visit. We had hoped to hop from country to country as and when we felt like it, which is okay sometimes, however sooner or later you’ll stumble …

Surviving week one of travel – Is this what a nervous breakdown feels like?

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all” – Meg Cabot. It’s odd. We wanted to travel, right? So why do we feel so emotional? On this blog we seek to give an honest account of what the nomadic life is really like. When …

What we did to prepare for travelling

OK so by now you know that we gave up our very nice lives in England to explore the world but in this blog post we will tell you exactly how we became road ready and what things you need to be thinking about if you plan to do the …