Category: Travel

Krabi and Phi Phi

From Elephant Hills it took about 3 hours in total to get from the rainforest camp back to the pier, then onto our road transfer down to Krabi. Our home for the last two nights of the trip was the 5* Centara Grand Beach Krabi. Although not far from the main tourist town of Ao Nang, the resort is set on a quiet bay, … Read More Krabi and Phi Phi

Elephant Hills

From Karon Beach, Phuket it was a 3 and a half hour journey by minibus up to the Khao Sok National Park where Elephant Hills, Thailand’s first luxury tented camp, is located. We arrived in time for lunch before checking into our accommodation for the night. Although remote, the camp has all the facilities – ensuite permanent tents, a swimming pool, wifi, bar and shop. The … Read More Elephant Hills

Karon Beach, Phuket

The best time to travel to Phuket is during the dry season – November to April. However, work trips tend to be off-season and so I am here in September, the height of the monsoon. As I type this it’s actually dry and sunny, but it has rained during my trip quite a lot. I have been told though that this is the rainiest September … Read More Karon Beach, Phuket

Travelogue – Bali

Last stop on my six week trip was the island of Bali. We flew from Singapore to Denpasar to KLM (top tip – we only paid £40 more per person to go Business class compared to an Air Asia low cost economy ticket! KLM stop off in Singapore on their way to Bali from Amsterdam and must need to fill the seats so it’s … Read More Travelogue – Bali

Travelogue – Singapore

  After five weeks in Australia I was ready for a change. Singapore is a great city – clean, cheap to get around in either public transport or taxi (our taxi back to the airport was only £7!), plenty of temples and museums for culture vultures and with great nightlife and restaurants on the river for nights out. For this visit I was lucky enough … Read More Travelogue – Singapore

Travelogue – Cape Tribulation and Daintree

From Melbourne I flew up to Cairns and then took a one hour transfer to the tourist town of Port Douglas. For anyone visiting the region who is not sure of the best place to stay, think about what activities you’re likely to do. Cairns – The main city and gateway to the region. Perfect if you’re a backpacker – there is a choice … Read More Travelogue – Cape Tribulation and Daintree

Travelogue – Great Ocean Road

Next on my itinerary was Melbourne, Victoria. Again, a city I’ve visited before. The one day trip I was really keen to do was the Great Ocean Road. This drive is one of the most famous scenic drives in the world. It starts from Torquay, a surf town around an hours drive from Melbourne, and finishes around 250km west near the city of Warrnambool. … Read More Travelogue – Great Ocean Road

Travelogue – Sydney

Just a quick update on Sydney – as this was my fourth visit I didn’t really do a lot of touristy stuff even though I was there for a week. This trip was mainly for shopping, seeing family and catching up with an old friend.   I split my stay between two hotels – the Swissotel and the QT. Both hotels are 5* and … Read More Travelogue – Sydney

Travelogue – Hobart

From Brisbane (27°C at 8am) I flew to Hobart, Tasmania (13°C at 12pm). Despite the small size of the airport it was tricky to navigate due to renovations, but luckily my aunt Mary spotted me and called out as I walked past her. This was my first visit to Tasmania, and my first to see my aunt and uncle who I last saw when … Read More Travelogue – Hobart

Brisbane Part 2

After a couple of days in Brisbane the heat started to get to me. Sitting out on the porch of an evening with a g&t or a cold beer is all very well but when you’re still sweating at ten o’clock at night it gets slightly less enjoyable. Walking anywhere in the daytime humidity takes it out of you so the idea of going … Read More Brisbane Part 2

Travelogue – Brisbane Part 1

I first visited Brisbane ten years or so ago. For two hours. I was on one of those 18-30s coach tours that attempt to see most of an entire continent in four weeks. Our tour manager told us that two hours was more than enough time and, since he himself was a Brisbanite, I saw no reason to doubt his superior knowledge. My reason … Read More Travelogue – Brisbane Part 1