Thai Air Asia. Phuket to Chiang Mai.

Travelling from the major tourist resort city of Phuket located in the South of Thailand to the Jungle city of Chiang Mai in the north of the country could take up to 3 days by land (thats ferry, bus and train, all three at least!). Low cost carrier, Thai Air Asia, part of the Air…

Khantoke Dinner & Show – Chiang Mai, Thailand.

“Imagine trying to get dressed with those nails on!” I said to the lady seated next to me as the Thai Fingernail Dance started. I was attending a traditional Khantoke dinner and show at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre in northern Thailand. I was picked up from my hotel along with two other ladies…

FreakyFliers Travel Hacks – The Shower Cap.

Each week I’d like to bring you a handy travel tip, Some you may have heard before, some may be old hat and some you may never of thought of. Some of these things I’ve read, some just came to mind, some are from you, my readers. The Shower Cap You know those lovely little…

Baan Hongnual Thai Cooking School – Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Generally, cooking food relaxes me. Sounds really weird hey, but it does. When I travel I love to learn, thats usually why most of us travel right? Ok theres the days around the pool doing nothing but finishing a book or two, but travel is also about experiencing the destination and one of those…

QANTAS Airways QF81, Sydney to Singapore. Economy Class.

QANTAS Airways, The Spirit of Australia. I recently enjoyed another fantastic flight on the national carrier. I was travelling on one of QANTAS’ Airbus A330-300 of which they own ten, this particular aircraft, registered VH-QPG, named Mount Gambier, entered service with the carrier in 2004. Read about my visit to the QANTAS International Business Lounge prior to…

Singapore: 24 hours with a budget of AU$200.

I was stopping in Singapore for just over 24 hours and my budget was AU$200. Thats two hundred dollars – for everything – transport, accommodation, food, drinks and sightseeing. I knew it wasn’t going to be flashy, but I wasn’t about to be trudging around in the tropical heat, living off pot noodles and drinking tap water….

THE POD @ BEACH ROAD, SINGAPORE

My days of dorm sharing with gap year partying backpackers are long behind me, but I wanted to save on accommodation and was willing to try something different while in Singapore recently. Singapore hotels are notoriously expensive, I gather from the lack of space. The country is only 277 square kilometres, with a population of…