Go Green in the Lung

“Why is it called that?” was my first hungover question of last Sunday. The sun was shining and the heat was on. Thailand is quickly approaching the ‘hot hot’ season once again the chin sweats are becoming a real thing. Not a single item of clothing will stay safe in this heat and grey colour…

The Chao Phraya River

The start of the new year has not been Bangkok’s finest. We have been swarmed with heavy pollution, coating our city in a thick, grey smog with barely any sunlight to be found. The great outdoors has not been so great in this part of the world and we long for crispy, clean air. But…

The Sweet Suite Life

I promised that the next blog would be all street art, food and shop houses, as we venture our way to Penang (Malaysia) next week. But there is a place in Bangkok that has carved a little soft spot in our Harts and it goes by the name of The Anantara. Too beautiful to ignore,…

Andaman’s Secret

Until now. Dropped in the most southern parts of the sparkling Andaman sea, could this be the island of the year? Glazed over by the guidebooks, and unheard of by most expats and backpackers, this one definitely feels like uncovering a treasure chest. But will it stay that way? Fifteen years unchanged, except from one…

Grab a cuppa. England.

Instagram makes traveling look so wonderful, doesn’t it? As much as I am a sucker for a good old Instagram photo (@hartypie, if you please) it doesn’t quite tell the whole story about a person and their world, their families and their long-time, often long-distance, friends. England will always be our home and we have…

Chin up and Travel, 2017

I am a twenty-eight year old married lady sitting in my high-rise condo in Bangkok. I have just arrived back from a two week trip to England, where my family will only just be sipping their morning cups of tea, talking about plans for New Years Eve. We don’t have plans. We are jet lagged,…

Kanchanaburi Cool

A little slice of Kanchanaburi is sometimes all you need. Anyone who lives in a city will know that sometimes it gets too much. The hustle and bustle, the riff raff and the never ending sound of horns and honks. Add a lovely layer of heat and humidity and you’re ready to get out, and…

Loy Krathong: Thailand

Weeks have passed since Loy Krathong was celebrated here in Thailand. But this celebration is something very special and something worth telling the world about. Let me get the photographs to do most of the talking. Cue the Canon! November approached us with a shock. With the lack of seasons here in Thailand, it is…