Why Go to Koh Wai

Twice, between the bus station at Trat and the pier at Laem Ngop, when fellow travellers learned we were on our way to Koh Wai and not Koh Chang they asked us why! It was as clear as the waters of the Gulf of Thailand they considered us […]

Hello, Mangatera

Eschewing Ormondville toasted sandwiches was one thing, coming up with an alternative was another. We were hungry!  We fancied somewhere untried,  somewhere with food, lots of it, and not too far away. Our stomachs rumbled as we drove south.  If there’s a debate to be had whether Mangatera ( the hotel is […]

So Long, Ormondville

After a long hiatus through the winter months, spring, and a birthday in need of a celebration, saw us out and about once again. This time to the Ormondville Pub, more correctly known as The Settlers Arms. We’d never been before and it well and truly met our core […]

Top of The Pops at The Duke

Central Hawkes Bay is beautiful at any time of the year. On our most recent visit – for lunch at the Duke of Edinburgh in Porangahau – the poplars were still yellow, the maples were turning and, after the first rain in months, there was a hint of […]