Just because you’re travelling it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your weekly afternoon on the terraces — in a series of articles we look at how. First up: Bangkok… Continue reading
The point of this blog is that travelling is more about the journey than the destination; the thrill of relying on your instincts, experiencing the world, engaging with people. A journey is travel for travel’s sake.
I’ve made a few epic journeys during my own relatively modest travelling career. The next, and possibly the most difficult (and which will be chronicled on this blog) will be a lengthy jaunt across South Wales, purely using local bus services. It will start at Cardiff’s Lowther Road and conclude – with Christmas being just round the corner — at the tiny, remote village of Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire. Continue reading
Around the beginning of the rainy season in Thailand’s bucolic north east, drunken men climb 50-foot scaffolds to prepare rockets – usually consisting of a nine-foot plastic drainpipe stuffed with gunpowder – before lighting the fuse and running for their lives before the crudely constructed missiles surge into the sky, amid frenzied cheers from the assembled spectators.
With its bustling markets and golden temples, the Thai capital promises visitors many exciting cultural highlights.
The thrill of exploration can be tempered slightly, however, when it turns out that several hundred other tourists decided to visit at the same time as you.
Fortunately there are still a number of places to visit which feature little in the guidebooks and where few, if any, other westerners are to be found. Continue reading