You can’t rain on my parade.

Got my purple umbrella with me and I’m spreading positivity today. This miserable London weather won’t stop me!

#spreadpositivity

#spreadlove

#spreadhappiness

Tuesday Mantra.

 

LwL X

 

Koh Samui in the rain

All we’ve done in Koh Samui the past couple of days is witness Thailands tropical thunderstorms at its finest. Our second day consisted of table tennis and pool at our hotel, with the odd run out to get food. To be honest it was perfect as we was all hungover after our 6am Samui turn out the night before. Ark bar was a great shout, and Samuis Ko Sahn Road.

Here’s some pics of the night: 

   

   
  
   

  

 
  
Yesterday we decided not to let the rain defeat us and went on a 12km walk down the East coast of Samui to find ‘Hinyai and Hintai'(Grandfather and Grandmother rock). Named as this,I assume, simply because one formation looks like a giant penis, and the other like a vagina.

  

I have to say after trekking for 2 hours the result was quite disppointing.. 

Can you see the vagina?

 On the plus side we see 4 different beaches and lots of boats.

   
  I got in some good exercise and I feel ok today so I don’t think I caught pneumonia either. Oh and I found another swing.Winning. 

  
We’ve woke up this morning to sunshine, hurrah! We’ve just arrived at our beach resort in Koh Panghan for Christmas. And it’s beautiful! 

Merry Christmas Eve everyone 

LwL x 

A dragon and a tropical thunderstorm 

I have no wifi in our new cool hut were staying in in Kanchanburi. But lots of stuff to come. 

Thursday was our last day and night in Bangkok. We’d done lots of the tourist attractions already so we decided to have a wander and see where we end up.
We was talked into a river cruise which included a view of Wat Pho temple amongst other things so we thought why not?
After bahtering down from 1000 to 700 each, off we went. 

  
    
  
 We even see (what I think was) a Kimodo Dragon just chilling on the side.. I’d only ever seen one enclosed in a zoo before so seeing a wild one was amazing. 

  
Cruising through the shanti towns was a real reflection and culture off the lifestyle in the land of smiles and it really hit home. A small house was for sale for 100,000baht. Just over £1800. Someone’s whole life is worth that it’s crazy. Especially when you pay at least 200,000 for a 1 bedroom flat in london, and I’ve save up 8x more than that in a year to travel the world. 

   
 This is exactly the reason I wanted to travel in the first place, to make my mind richer and really appreciate what I have. I am surrounded by such wonderful people that have a fraction of what most of us westerners do yet all I do is moan! So I am really going to try to stop on my return, though I think it’ll be hard ha.

I had a pretty chilled night as we had to catch a 7am bus to a fun packed day in Kanchanburi. I decided to take a walk through Koh San Road market and grab some rehydration salts from the pharmacy. I’ve unfortunately been feeling a bit crappy since I arrived, probably due to the change in climate etc. I also purchased these lovely elephant shorts..

  
Do you like them?
On my way home I was caught in a huge tropical rainstorm and ducked for cover. I was stranded under a small roof for about 20 minutes before taking the plunge and running just over the road to maximise my time and get a Chicken Yellow Curry – it was so good! It also made sense not to walk home super wet and make myself more I’ll. 

I wonder how long it will take me to become sick of rice and noodles? We’ll see ha
LwL x 

3 things I learnt last week..

1. I only eat ‘posh’ fish I have a hatred for fish. From a young age I just couldnt seem to stand the stuff, like literally can’t sit next to people eating it (especially really fishy fish like mackerel or tuna). It isn’t so much the taste but the smell of it really puts me off! I went to Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge this week and the food menu didn’t look to appealing to me. The majority of the list was fish, so I left it to the others to order and expected to stay hungry. To my surprise the food was actually amazing!     I had tuna for the first time. I usually want to heave every time I smell it. However this was sliced tuna, it looked like ham and had no smell to it so was bearable for me.  

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The Chingford BIG Weekender

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But first, let me take a selfie..

It’s very rare that London hosts anything for free these days, let alone a festival, so when I got wind of the Chingford Weekender, held every year by Waltham Forest Council, it was just something that had to be added to my calendar.

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