Songkran Bangkok Thailand

A short walk through the streets of Bangkok during the madness of Songkran.  Fantastic fun!  Iced water makes you scream when you are not expecting it!  

‘The bloody mothers’ visit didn’t get off to a great start, as flight delays seemed to be conspiring against them making their connection in Heathrow and Songkran forced a rapid and pricy change in Bangkok hotels whilst they were flying somewhere over Eastern Europe. But with nearly a century and a half’s worth of, Read More

Whilst we’ve been travelling, some of the most amazing things have happened because we’ve researched them, we’ve planned them, and we’ve organised every detail to make sure that we squeeze out every last drop of adventure and excitement. Other things have “just happened” as if by magic. Three days kicking out heels waiting for, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Evan (aged 9) We woke up to a wonderful sunny day, then scrambled into our clothes and joined four other people on a songtaew (red pickup truck taxi) for a lovely day of snorkelling. When we arrived at the pier, we stopped and had to waddle, because of the, Read More

Elephant Nature Park is a home to animals (dogs, cats, elephants etc.). Lek founded it in 1996. She rescued her first elephant in 1992. They have saved sixty-six elephants, and four elephants have been born in the park.

A tale of water pistols and wet pants in Bangkok Songkran, the famous New Year water festival in Thailand, used to be a civilised affair with much gentle dripping of scented water on to the hands of respected elders.  Nowadays though, it’s three days of waterpistol-toting fun and alcohol-fuelled carnage.  So is Songkran safe, Read More

I was fearing that Kanchan (as the locals call it) was going to be horribly built up compared to the last time we were here in 2003.  Well, it has changed, that’s inevitable, and everywhere that we’ve returned to has changed massively in the last thirteen years, but Kanchan has been refreshingly similar to, Read More

Today we went kayaking, drifting along in two man plastic kayaks secretly tying mine to Evan’s so that he pulled me along . It was awesome.  We kayaked from a temple far away to Kanchanaburi.

We love Bangkok.  We’ve been here for a week now, which is much longer than we were ever expecting, and it’s been absolutely brilliant. It only took three hours to get here from Sri Lanka, but it’s a complete world away from anything else we have experienced on this trip. The weather, the people,, Read More

Today we hopped on a train for 1 3/4 hours to go 44 miles to Ayutthaya ( i-oo-t-iy-a ) wat (temple) complex. Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Thailand before it was destroyed by the Burmese in 1769.  The train was a 3rd class rickety one with plastic (and slightly broken) seats and, Read More