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

A hot air balloon tour of the incredible temples of Bagan is not to be missed… if you can afford it.  It’s eye-wateringly expensive (we’ll deal with the credit card bill when we get back and get a job) but utterly amazing.  Seeing the temples from the air gives you a whole new perspective, Read More

This is probably our longest smug Monday adventure ever, as we started it well before the sun came up at 05:30 in the morning, and it didn’t finish until long after the sun had disappeared behind the mountains in a blazing storm of reds, pinks and oranges.

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.

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

A Smug Monday post by Evan (aged 9) Today’s Smug Monday was started on a Sunday when we went to Negombo in Sri Lanka.  We found our hotel and then drove in our car (dirty Fenny) to the beach.  I can only say one thing about the beach, it was crowded.  I know why, Read More

This Monday me and my mum went diving at the top of the rock in Welligama Bay, Sri Lanka. It was my first open water dive so we hopped on a boat and drove out to the top of the rock.

Today we woke up at 6:00am  We had thirty minutes to get ready for whale watching.  When we were ready we huddled into a tuk tuk and set of on our adventure.  It took about five minutes to get to the harbour.  We found our boat and jumped aboard, then we waited a WHOLE, Read More

  This Monday we got up at 6:30 to go dolphin watching. We left our beach hut and with the help of the skipper and his mate, pushed the boat down oily chocks into the bumpy bay.  The 7 metre long boat was wooden, blue and white, with a starboard outrigger and a 9.9, Read More

Three Awesome Days on an Indian Sleeper Train By Sam (aged 10) Today, I woke up curled into the top bunk of a A/C 3 sleeper train at 5 o’clock in the morning Indian time (or half past 11 English time), 2 stops away from Madgaon station in Goa, India.  This was our 36th, Read More