Bangkok Palaces and Temples

We had a couple of false starts in trying to get to the Grand Palace. The first taxi driver wanted to take us on a tour first, so we got out, the second said taxis were not allowed near the site so we left him too and went back to the apartment to ask our…

Chatuchak Market and the MBK Center 

Chatuchak is Bangkok’s largest outdoor weekend market. Full of just about everything you could want including; food, clothes, furniture to name a few.  The market is like a rabbit warren of stalls interweaving from one section to the next.  Each group of items have their own section of the market to make it easier if…

Sri Lanka

Well it’s been a very quick 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. There has been a lot of unwinding by the pool and beach but also some unforgettable moments. We saw a man carrying a bed frame along the street- still made up and with a strap over his shoulder to make it easier! The tuk-tuk…

Galle Fort

Galle Fort has variously been occupied by the Portugese, Dutch and most recently the British. There is a new town outside the walls but the old city is where we visited. The influence of it’s former colonial past is very obvious in the buildings, which include a large number of churches. Many of the buildings…

Turtles, tea and crocodiles. 

So after a couple of days lazing by the pool and the beach we decided it was time to see a bit of Sri Lanka. We ended up doing a lot more than we intended, but it was an amazing day. We started at the Habawadera Turtle Hatchery. They are a conservation project that has…

Anniversary dinner

So this is our 23rd anniversary- I know, we were married so young we both had to go to school the next day😚. We had the place to ourselves in the hotel dining room- apart from the frog, who hopefully wasn’t in mourning for his family on the plate as we were assured it was…

Planes, trains and automobiles!

So we finally made it after one train, two planes and two automobiles from Mulready Street, London to Unawatuna and it only took two days!! (Some of that may be down to the time difference)

Trip of a lifetime!

On Thursday 4th August we set off on a trip of a lifetime. Our first destination is Sri Lanka where we will have two weeks to relax and explore before heading to Bangkok.