A lazy day in Canggu

The image above nicely summarises my impression of Canggu – slow paced, relaxed and close to the beach. It’s way quieter compared with Seminyak, and we had a very relaxing day there today.  After a bit of a sleep in, Ron and I emerged to find the others had already …

Temple spotting

Today we bid farewell to Mekar Sari and Ubud, planning to spend a day exploring some temples on our way down to Seminyak where we were spending the next two nights. We had already arranged a driver with the villa, using the original price they quoted us from the airport …

A trip to Bali

It’s been several months since we went to Bali, but I’m finally getting around to writing about our holiday. I’m going to back date this series of posts to March so they appear in chronological order. This year was Ilona’s 30th birthday, and to celebrate she organised a gathering in …

Cooking with Poo

Today was my last day in Thailand. Victoria and I had booked a cooking class at the Helping Hands Thai Cooking school. The lessons are run by a lady called Poo (Poo is actually her nick name, derived from her full name Champoo – Thai for rose apple). Poo lives in …

Ayutthaya

I had a big day today, visiting Ayutthaya to check out the temples and ruins there. Ayutthaya is about an hour and a half north of Bangkok, so a pretty good distance for a day trip. Having explored the city for the last few days I was ready to get …