Assignments completed for the day, I’m currently sat watching the storm roll in. Thick balls of white-grey candy floss floating down the mountains, colliding with dense jungle vegetation and dispersing into a translucent sheet – slowly suffocating the island in torrential rain. It’s monsoon season, and for the second year running, it’s late. Deep orange-brown… Read More This is Koh Samui
Today is the day I start my three-month residency at The Content Castle on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. The beautifully furnished house and clear ocean (minus the odd gobi and piece of seaweed) makes it difficult to recall my first encounter with Thailand… Kind of. A city thriving off deceit and desire, Bangkok… Read More Bangkok baby
Battambang is a confusing little place. I didn’t love it but I didn’t dislike it neither. We stayed at Here Be Dragons, a den permeated with subliminal Game of Thrones references aimed to cajole international backpackers to converge under one dwelling. We were lucky enough to be given the only room with a balcony overlooking the green… Read More Here be Battambang
Currently in Thailand, three weeks behind in terms of writing due to internet chaos, diminishing battery power, sun stroke and exhaustion. Apologies for the delay! Dishevelled and confused after a twelve hour bus journey, we arrived in Siem Reap. At five in the morning, it was actually earlier than we anticipated to arrive and we… Read More Angkor What?!
I hate durian. The smell, the taste, the way it looks, the way it’s cooked… every damn thing about the glorified ugly ‘fruit’. So to be greeted by a giant durian roundabout in the centre of Kampot was not the best welcome into town. We went from one Captain Chim’s to the next, recommended… Read More Penthouse, pepper and pizza