Thursday, 25 February 2016

Travelling Southeast Asia: Ko Lanta & Ko Phi Phi

After much deliberation in Ko Lipe, we decided to give two more Thai islands a visit before heading to the mainland: Ko Lanta and Ko Phi Phi. There are so many islands to choose from but in the short amount of time we had left, this was the most logical progression. We had a flight booked from Krabi to Phnom Penh, where we were to meet our friends for a month travelling around Cambodia, and we knew that we wanted about four nights in Krabi itself. Tom suggested Ko Lanta after a recommendation from a friend, and although we wanted to avoid islands with a pure party reputation, Ko Phi Phi was described as one of the most beautiful, and as it was between Ko Lanta and Krabi, it made sense to stop there for a night.  


Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Sunday Brunch Post, Episode VIII

DISCLAIMER: Brunch still not included.

I can't believe how quickly time is passing now that I'm in the full swing of full-time work. Surely it can't be two weeks already since I sat down and rambled about life?


Friday, 19 February 2016

Travelling Southeast Asia: Ko Lipe, Thailand

As we headed on the ferry to Ko Lipe I was really excited to get our first glimpse of Thailand; I had mixed expectations for Thai islands, what with their dual reputation of paradise beaches and full moon raves. 

The ferry from Langkawi Island, Malaysia to Ko Lipe took about an hour and a half and cost £18 each. The ferry drops you out at a platform within sight of Pattaya Beach, from which you get in a wooden long-tail boat to take you to shore. 


Monday, 15 February 2016

Review: Orange Is the New Black, Season One

When I eventually gave in and downloaded Netflix, which is a decision I'm still happy about to this day, Orange Is the New Black was one of the first series I added to my to-watch list. It was another of those programmes that I'd heard never-ending amounts about, along with the likes of Pretty Little Liars, House of Cards and Once Upon a Time. 

Honestly though, I really didn't think Orange Is the New Black would be my thing and I thought I probably wouldn't enjoy it all that much. I'm quite fussy when it comes to comedy, and the promo I'd seen portrayed it as the kind of show I really don't find funny. But I knew I had to give it a go because everyone was raving about it.


Thursday, 11 February 2016

Travelling Southeast Asia: Langkawi

Langkawi Island was the second and final Malaysian island we visited whilst travelling Southeast Asia, and it was also our last stop in Malaysia before we headed on to Thailand. 

The ferry between the two islands was pretty painless, minus the early morning, although they did play Ted 2 on the ferry full of children, which made for quite an uncomfortable viewing. If you've seen either of the Ted films, you'll know what I mean. 


Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Sunday Brunch Post, Episode VII

DISCLAIMER: Brunch still not included.

After complaining about my lack of brunches in the last post, I then went and had two brunches in the space of one weekend #winning.


Friday, 5 February 2016

Review: Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult

I first discovered Jodi Picoult when I was about fifteen and immediately fell in love with her strong characters, her morally and ethically challenging conflicts and her killer plot twists. I must have read the majority of her 23 books in the couple of years that followed. 


Monday, 1 February 2016

Travelling Southeast Asia: Penang, Malaysia

For those of you who have as poor Geographical knowledge as I do, Penang is an island attached to the coast of northwest Peninsular Malaysia by a bridge. It was the fourth stop on our Southeast Asian travels, and one I was extremely excited about.

We travelled to Penang by coach from Kuala Lumpur, and it was another journey we didn’t bother to book in advance, as there were coaches between the two multiple times every hour. The journey was supposed to take five hours, but it ended up taking about seven, due to a long (and unexplained) stop about an hour in.

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