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Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

The Songkran Festival represents the Thai New Year, transformation, washing away the old year and getting a clean start. Thai people also clean their houses, visit their relatives and give offerings to monks. However, the main action you’ll see in the streets is people throwing water at each other. Here on Kai Bae Beach on Koh Chang the Main Street was busy …

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5 Reasons Why We Use Bangkok As Our Base for Asia Travel

We just visited Bangkok for the 4th time since 2011, you might wonder why we spend so much time in one city when there are so many other places we could visit. Below are the reasons we tend to use Bangkok as our base while we travel in Asia. 1. Cost and quality of living The cost of living in Thailand is very …

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A Complete Guide to Visas in Southeast Asia

One of the most stressful things for many people when planning a big trip is working out which countries require a visa, which don’t, how much they cost, where to apply, when to apply and a million other visa related questions. I will try, as best I can, to answer these questions in this blog post but as visa requirements …

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Travel Movie Review: The Impossible

the impossible

There is nothing more powerful than the truth. This is why The Impossible is one of the hardest movies I have ever watched. Over 200,000 people died in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and many more were left with nothing, so it was always going to be a tough couple of hours. The film focuses on an English family, Ewan …

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Photo of The Week: Riding Elephants in Thailand

elephant riding in thailand

After all the Chang I had been drinking I realised that the two elephants on the beer bottles logo were the closest to the real thing that I had seen in Thailand. When the opportunity arose to go riding Elephants in Thailand, I could not refuse. Getting on was tricky, we were on a raised deck and had to climb …

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26 Things I Have Learned While Travelling South East Asia

Six months in Travelling in South East Asia has taught me a lot. You have strange preconceptions about a place before you visit and it is often hard to make sense of them all until you find yourself there. This is a list of 26 small details noticed from day to day life that I have noticed while living here. …

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Bangkok Sights and Sounds – Our First Impressions

Bangkok was the first city we arrived at on our trip around Southeast Asia and we were immediately blown away by this chaotic, noisy and colorful metropolis. This city is fast-paced, gritty, high energy and when you are a first time visitor the Bangkok sights will constantly leave with you with eyes wide open, bewildered at the strange world you …

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Global Goose is Flying to Thailand!

In only a few short days, Lee and I will be setting foot on a brand new travel adventure on a continent where neither of us has ventured before. We will be flying from Washington DC, USA to Bangkok, Thailand to embark on a backpacking trip around Southeast Asia! Between the cheap cost of living in Thailand, the gorgeous beaches …

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A Very Quick Guide to Bangkok

Looking for a quick guide to Bangkok featuring some of the top attractions to help you plan your visit? Read on. Bustling capital city Bangkok began as a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom and is now the economic and administrative centre of the Kingdom of Thailand. Its name means “City …

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