Although I sometimes find being an expat hard dealing with cultural differences, saying goodbye to close friends when they come to move on, and missing friends and family at home, one of my favourite things about being an expat is the expat community. I have met so many amazing people in Bangkok, and made so […]

So to the agog and aghast of most of my male friends, I decided to spend my recent four day weekend on a tropical beach with my friends instead of “playing Songkran”. Songkran is the Thai new year and appears to consist of one large water fight. Although I was kind of keen to see it for myself, I also knew full well that when I had been splashed with water...

Another week, another hospital trip for little Miss Clumsy – I tripped and ended up having my toenail removed under general anaesthetic and managed to cause the doctor and nurse much amusement whilst I lay there shaking and whimpering as they did it – at one point when he stopped laughing the doctor actually asked me if the anaesthetic had actually worked...

I have seen people mock when they see articles describing how Bangkok is an attack on the sense. But you know what? It sounds so cliché, but it’s true. It isn’t just an easy way to rack up 500 words for a writer. It is just hard to get that about Bangkok unless you have been here. Or have been here emotionally. When I stepped out of the airport in January...

It’s been another  busy week of socialising in Bangkok as ever, and I am now in Koh Kood for Songkran having a much needed relaxing few days Well I say relaxing, we have already well and truly managed to amuse/horrify our resort by taking over the karaoke last night – a few visible winced when we announced we were here all week and would be taking requests...

I survived my first week back at work full time, and simultaneously my social life has gone straight back to business as usual From Vertigo, to #thuperthursday at Wine Connection, it’s been all go. My friend Greg and I held the third session of our tweetups last night, and raised 7900B for Operation Thai Smile. It was great to catch up with some old and new...

I am starting to feel a lot better, and went back to work this week part time – it was so nice to see all my colleagues again and to get back into some sort of a routine again. I am back full time tomorrow so setting the alarm clock is going to hurt! Here’s my week in pictures: Another dry weekend in Bangkok Soi 38 Night Market With Amy and Sam   Ayutthaya   On...

Despite having lived in Bangkok now for almost two years, until last weekend I had not yet visited the former capital city of Ayutthaya. I was so excited when I received an invite from the State of Railway of Thailand inviting me and a friend on their annual steam train trip to Ayutthaya. This year they celebrate their 117th anniversary. When I told people the week...

One of the most exciting things about being an expat is that no week is ever the same. There are always new places to see and new people to meet. However as I have blogged about before, the sad side of being an expat means that people are constantly moving and life can very much feel high and low. And this week I said goodbye to two of my Bangkok best friends, Amy...

I remember before I moved to Bangkok, I declared to my friends in England that I was sure that once I was living here, the pounds were literally going to fall off me, and I would become some sort of slender goddess. I mean all this sunshine, fresh food, my own pool and gym it […]

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