Wanderlust at the Amari Koh Samui

They often say that the best is saved until last and when it came to our Thailand trip, this was rather fitting. I wasn’t expecting to like Koh Samui as much as I did. I’m not sure why. Maybe I didn’t give it the benefit of the doubt after hearing about its party fuelled reputation. Although really, it’s just an absolutely breath-taking place that I honestly didn’t want to leave. I think the place we made our home for the duration of our stay made it all the more special though. Introducing, the Amari Koh Samui…  Nestled on Chaweng beach,…
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In My Wardrobe:

Manathai Surin, Phuket

After the craziness of Bangkok, landing in Phuket was a completely different ball game. Although there were still the obligatory mopeds with a family of four balancing on the back, the view of the turquoise ocean gave the place a much more chilled feel – plus of course, the fact that we were no longer in a concrete jungle. As the biggest island in Thailand, Phuket is a popular tourist destination and to be honest, fairly commercialised – especially in Patong, where you can expect blaring music, flashing lights and those delightful buckets full of alcohol which taste like poison. However, there…
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Aava Resort & Spa, Khanom

As much as I wanted to explore the tourist hotspots in Thailand, revelling in all their glory, I was also keen to experience the more secluded, rural parts – and when planning the itinerary, began researching where hadn’t yet been developed to accommodate travellers. One place I came across quite frequently was Khanom, a region in Southern Thailand which kept popping up as the country’s ‘best kept secret’. Well, I couldn’t exactly miss that!  So a few weeks into our trip, we jumped on the ferry at Phi Phi, got off at Krabi – and from there, we made the three hour…
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In my bathroom:

The Nai Harn, Phuket

It’s very rare for me to come across somewhere that I absolutely adore. I’m a bit of a home-bird really and as much as I thrive upon exploring new places and travelling, there’s nothing I enjoy more than being in my own room, in my own bed and surrounded by my own things. There’s something so familiar and so calming about it. Re-creating that ‘home away from home‘ feel, where you feel like you belong, is so very difficult elsewhere. And yet, there comes a time where you do find those little places around the world that relax and calm you. Perhaps not in…
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48 Hours in Bangkok

“It’s a bit like marmite, you’ll either love it or hate it,” was one accurate piece of wisdom from one person I spoke to regarding our trip to Bangkok. I think anyone who visits will hear a number of mixed opinions beforehand, ranging from it being dubbed as the louder, busier, crazier and glitzier London – to somewhere that’s likened to a hot, humid hell. I think the latter description is a little harsh but after visiting, I can see both sides of the coin. Bangkok is an acquired taste – but if you’re only staying for a couple of days,…
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