Back to the day job

It was difficult to have left Ireland towards the end of summer and to come back and find it in the throes of winter. All the more so when our last destination was bright and sunny, and the new one dark and gloomy. Between the lingering jet lag and...

Dublin: The Homecoming

As expected, the flight home is a tough one. At 13 hours straight, it’s the longest flight yet. The airplane is a massive beast with two levels and at least 100 rows of seats. It seems that our previous luck with seating on airplanes has run out. While there are a lot...

Bangkok: The Final Hours

All through the last year our departure date felt so far off in the distance that it didn’t seem real.  Even booking the airplane tickets a few weeks in advance we were too busy with our daily lives for it to register properly.  Time drifted past slowly, and then...

Bangkok: Last Stop

With some reluctance we find ourselves preparing to leave Phuket and start the long trek home.  We settled in very well at the Kata Beach Spa Resort and regret having to leave it for the big smoke of Thailand – Bangkok.  Unfortunately our time on the road is running...

Phuket: Sunsets and Speedos

We’re left with two more days to enjoy at Kata beach, and no appointments to keep.  We weigh up the options and costs for returning to Krabi airport and decide to simplify matters by booking another cheap Air Asia flight direct from Phuket to Bangkok.  We then settle in...

Koh Lanta: Time for Lime

Attending a Thai cooking class is almost a rite of passage for the many tourists passing through Thailand. On our last day in Koh Lanta it’s time for us to experience a class ourselves. We’re hoping to take away some knowledge that we can use back home while we’re...