We left the UK with trepidation, excitement and curiosity - with a one way ticket to Chiang Mai, we had no idea what to expect. The learning curve was steep, acclimatising to a new country, culture and currency made for an interesting first month. Thankfully, Chiang Mai and more specifically, The 51 Hometel made for … Continue reading Our Review of the 51 Hometel, Chiang Mai
We arrived in Hanoi with low expectations, however left yearning for more time in the amazing city. Hanoi for us was only serving as a stop over point, opting to only spend 1 day exploring the city before transferring to Ha Long the next day. We initially thought there wouldn’t be much to see and … Continue reading A Whistle Stop Tour of Hanoi. Trains, Celebrities and Prison.
Whilst we have only been in Vietnam for the last week or so something very strange has been happening. It started with being very aware of people going out of their way to look at us, we clocked people trying to hide the fact they were staring, or trying to act casual outside of a … Continue reading Why do people in Vietnam want photos with us?
Doi Inthanon is renowned as one of the best places to visit whilst in Thailand. Being in Chiang Mai and only a couple hours drive away we couldn’t leave without experiencing the incredible scenery the national park had to offer. 8am sharp our Honda Jazz was delivered once again from North Wheels, soon after we … Continue reading Our Doi Inthanon Tour! Waterfalls, temples and mountain roads.
In part 1A we discussed our XD Design Bobby anti-theft backpacks. Now in this 1B section we will be discussing what we carry in the Bobby back packs on a daily basis and why! The equipment has been accumulated to solve different problems we ran into when freelancing in different places over the past six … Continue reading Our Digital Nomad Packing List. Part 1B: Our day to day equipment!
First of all a bit of disclaimer, if you are here to read more of our journey and adventures then this post won't be for you... But it won't be long until there is another blog recapping on our latest experiences! Instead this is a series which is more of an informative read to fit in around our usual adventure blogs. … Continue reading Our Digital Nomad Packing List. Part 1A: Review of XD Design Anti-Theft Bag
What was Tom thinking, our experience of Thailand’s roads so far has been one of chaos, a substantial lack of safety and outright danger and thats just as pedestrians! However he suggested we drive a 600km road trip? As Top Gear often said, what could possibly go wrong? Thankfully we are glad to say the … Continue reading 600km Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Road Trip
Over the last week we have explored a good amount of Chiang Mai and what the city has to offer. From temples in the old town, to luxury shopping malls and finishing with the biggest markets either of us have ever experienced. After seeing a lot of the inner city sights we have now planned … Continue reading Chiang Mai Markets, Malls and Memories
It’s really bloody hot, so far we have been experiencing temperatures of mid 30’s by midmorning. This coupled with very high percentages of humidity it only takes a short walk with a camera bag on for Tom to be reduced to looking like he was caught in a rain shower! We haven't seen any footpaths … Continue reading Our first impressions of Chiang Mai, food, locals and deadly roads
Have you ever made a decision which takes bravery, a certain level of stupidity, calculated risk, dedication and results in a life changing scenario? If you have then you will understand the emotional rollercoaster we have experienced over the last 6 months, as we took the decision to become digital nomads. But first, some context… … Continue reading A decision, the preparation and now the beginning