Cartagena – old town, inquisitions and knockers!

Cartagena is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities we have visited. To be more precise the old town, which for the most part seems to have been virtually unchanged for the last two hundred years. The Spanish colonial style has aged well and the weather helps produce flowers in abundance on the numerous…

Bogota – museums, tours and rain

We did have a bit of concern about travelling to Colombia but were assured that it was safe – as long as you were careful! In Bogota we were told that there were no go areas but stay away from them and the rest is reasonably safe. What we weren’t prepared for was the beauty…

Hua Hin – little Britain

Now this was a strange little place. We decided to stop off here for a few days on the way back to Bangkok. It’s known as one of the first Thai resorts, made popular by the royal family because it was an easy weekend getaway from Bangkok.  Nowadays it is still a weekend destination for…

Island Life – Koh Samui, Koh Phagnan and Koh Tao

We took the ferry from Langkawi to Satun, leaving Malaysia and returning to Thailand for the final time on this trip. Our destination for this part of the journey was Koh Samui, we made the decision to head north to Trang first instead of heading to Hatyai which is the more popular option. We reasoned…