I’ve seen batik fabric in many countries during my travels. Originating in Indonesia, this technique of dyeing cloth to create a variety of styles of fabrics involved the use of wax to create a resistant pattern or image, which can then be dyed or painted.
Railay is a lovely part of Southern Thailand, with a picture perfect beach. I spent my entire time here getting wet in the rain, as I was there in the wet season, but the area is still one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I expect one day I’ll head back, when […]
Thailand is one of the easiest places to travel or experience. Whether you’re planning to visit solo, with a friend or other half, or even with kids. I’ve collated my picks from Thailand to help with planning a trip there, whatever the time of year. These are the best bits summarised, so you can pick […]
With a lifetime of adventure, south-east Asia is way up on my recommendations list. At this time of year as we start preparing to scrape ice off our windscreens before work, it’s the palm fringed islands that I would suggest if you are planning an escape. Throughout south-east Asia many islands are becoming so popular […]
If you are planning a visit to Kanchanaburi, Thailand for the Death Railway and the famous Bridge on the River Kwai, there’s a few things to consider to make the most of your visit. Here’s a quick summary and some useful links to help with the minefield of information. Getting there The best way to […]
Just a week ago, the sad news was announced, of the death of the King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. At 88, and holding the record for the world’s longest reigning monarch, Thailand’s population and a good portion of the rest of the world is in mourning. Streets are congested with tuk tuks, food sellers […]