Southeast Asia


BANGKOK, THAILAND DECEMBER 2012 Pathumwan Princess Hotel Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)   Wat Traimit. The Buddha statue below is 3 metres tall and made of approx. 4989kg of solid gold! Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) A King’s treasures were discovered hidden in these pagodas. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour, my fave! Mangosteen, mango, banana fritters, and starfruit. Mmm… Heaven! Yeh, I was pretty scared! Calypso Cabaret Enjoying street food.   Mangosteen, durian, mango, starfruit, rose apple, jackfruit, passionfruit, rambutan… Bangkok is fruit heaven! Of course, this city has a lot more to offer than it’s mouthwatering fruit but that alone […]


PHUKET, THAILAND DECEMBER 2012 Phuket is quite touristy but a good place to visit if you’re looking to chill, party and engage in some fun activities with friends. It’s not the place I’d go to learn about Thai history or culture, or for any solo travelling. Fortunately at the time, I was all about the activities (and fruit) so it had worked out well! Flights A return flight to Phuket from Bangkok cost me A$200 (Air Asia, with 15kg check-in baggage, flight duration 1hr 25m). Accommodation We stayed at the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket, a 5-star resort. It was $195 a night for the […]