Category: Off-shore Adventures

How flat can a valley be?

“The beauty of travel, as of love or terror, is that it regularly turns all your ideas on your head and reminds you that you really know nothing at all.”  Pico Iyer I’m used to a land crunched up on itself. The force of two tectonic plates grinding together […]

This aside is an announcement

This aside is an announcement! Coming soon: the adventures of a Kiwi AFSer. Yep, you read it correctly. Inspiration has struck and the ideas are flowing. The series will be haphazard, unpredictable, and short-lived. But, hey, it’ll be all mine. What better way to celebrate the centenary of […]

Elephant memories

When we visited Ayutthaya we took an elephant ride. The old city, now a world heritage site, was the capital of the Thai Kingdom from the 14th century until it was sacked by the Burmese army in the 18th century. High on the back of the elephant, beneath the […]

Singburi Transport

Mid-winter is nigh and, with the bite of the cold, Thailand is on my mind.  We’ve got another trip to the tropics in our sights –  well, we’ve promised ourselves that come July we’re booking the flights. Our hoped for departure date is not till after Christmas so, […]

Up close and personal in Bangkok

Travel Theme: Close-Up   An early morning start, a taxi trip across town, the first and the most cramped tuk tuk ever, and we  were in the middle of this. (The we on this trip was my husband, our daughter-in-law, both our sons and myself.) The welcome was […]