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 …

A day in Seminyak

We’d had a couple of busy days, so we decided to take it easy in Seminyak.  After a sleep in, we had a swim in the pool and were surprised when someone knocked on the gate!  It was the maid who was looking after our villa. She asked if we …

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 …

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 …