Twenty-five

I've previously written my year-in-review for my twenty-third and twenty-fourth birthdays. And now for another! As well all know, this year has been a weird one. Things didn't go as expected for many but I've tried to make the most of it regardless. In the last year, I have: ran…

Twenty-four

Last year I wrote a year-in-review for my twenty-third birthday. And now it's time for another! In the last year, I have: visited Chiang Mai - Here for my birthday last year, until just after NYD. Came back here during summer to regain fitness after 3 months off, and now…

Day one in Kuala Lumpur

After arriving in KL, I spent the rest of the day wandering around trying to get some bearings. I had randomly booked a hotel 5 minutes away from KL Sentral, the train station you arrive at when you come from the airport. The Fajr prayer call just before 6 a.…

Back in Chiang Mai

After running my 5km race in Phuket and flying to Bangkok to meet Jet, I took the train to Chiang Mai for the second time. I tried to fix some of the issues with the journey I experienced last time but I still ended up having a pretty restless night.…

Hiking into 2562

Happy New Year from Thailand! To kick off the New Year, the Chiang Mai WIP gang hiked up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. I suggested going up Pilgrim's Trail -- having only completed around half of it on my last trip here. We started around 0900. There isn't much…

Visa extension in Chiang Mai

I recently had to extend my 30 day visa exemption by another 30 days. Last time I was here, I went to Promenada mall on the south east side of Chiang Mai. As of September 2018, Promenada mall immigration office closed down and replaced with one by the airport. It's…

Twenty-three

Today is my 23rd birthday. It's a good time to reflect on the things that have happened in the last year. Anyone who knows me well knows I don't like to celebrate my birthday. I tend to just go out and eat a meal with friends, but I'd rather just…

Overnight in DMK

In order to get from Da Nang to Phuket, I had two options: arrive late at night or sleep in the airport. The first option would have gotten me to Phuket Airport at 22:30, which wasn't ideal and made getting to a hotel at a reasonable time unlikely. The…

On owning little

"Is that all you own?"I've lost count of the number of times I've been asked that question. My parents, family, friends, people in hostels, receptionists in hotels and airport attendants have all asked me that question. They are amazed at the size of my bag is, and surprised when…