Road Travel in Thailand

Leaving Australian road rules behind and never feeling safer. Before I went to Thailand I had heard stories about how insane it is to travel on the roads in Southeast Asia, but I still wasn’t quite ready for the lack of rules followed on the roads. More times than not I saw overloaded scooters, songthaews…

See Thailand with Destination Asia

Usually I prefer not to use organised tours when exploring  new place, however while I was on my very first trip to Bangkok I decided I wanted to try a day trip with Destination Asia. Flight Centre was helpful booking this before I left. They have a lot of different day trip options, but I opted…

The Ancient Siamese Capital of Ayutthaya

The ancient city of Ayutthaya has long been a favourite tourist attraction in Thailand. Founded in 1350 CE during the reign of King Ramathibodi I, the now UNESCO listed World Heritage Site has a long history of kingdoms, capitals, trading, and fire. On the 7th April 1767 an army from the Konabaung Dynasty, Burma, entered…

Spectacularly Photogenic Caves Around the World

Batu Caves, Malaysia Created 400 million years ago, this limestone hill is located 13km north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India which is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Capricorn Caves, Australia The limestone Capricorn Caves, located 23km north of Rockhampton, Australia, is one of the longest…

Thailand in 3 Weeks: Phimai & Ban Non Wat

Monday – 21st January The drive to the Maruay Garden Hotel cost 500 baht for a 45 minute drive. I was only spending an hour here but I got a feel for the hotel. There was a massive foyer, beautiful big staircase, and comfortable waiting area. To the right was the entrance to the dining…

Thailand in 3 Weeks: Bangkok

Friday – 18th January I flew Thai Airways from Brisbane and arrived 8pm local time in Bangkok. The flight was really good – I ate the low cal meals which were delicious. Thai Airways give you a huge range of options for meals when you first buy your tickets. In the airport, you should not…

Origins of Angkor Earthwatch Expedition

In early 2013 I was lucky enough to experience the site of Ban Non Wat through my university. I was using some of the artefacts found here as a part of my honours thesis so I had to go over and do some research. The time I was there was the same time as one…

Thailand: Australia Day

WARNING: the following may be disturbing for some people. Australia Day is not usually something I tend to celebrate (you can find out why here), however the beautiful people of Ban Non Wat wanted to make us a special dinner, and who was I to say no. Especially when food is invloved. I started off the day…