[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/38309969 w=540&h=338] Asha and Ryan – January/February 2012 from Asha and Ryan on Vimeo. As we travel across south-east Asia, we are filming a few seconds each day to give our family and friends a glimpse of what we have been upto. Hopefully this video inspires someone to save some coin, quit their job […]
A cheap city like Bangkok means a delicious dinner can be found for a few dollars – but it also means when you want to splurge a bit, things get VERY gourmet. With a serious craving for peking duck pancakes, Asha and I set off for Bangkok’s chinatown and after a couple of hours of […]
When I read travel blogs, I always want to know ‘how much do things actually cost?’. But usually its really hard to find out. So, if you are planning to travel to the islands in Southern Thailand, I hope this is useful. The islands of Krabi and Trang province are probably the most expensive destinations […]
Kah Hai was the perfect way to finish off the better part of a month spent in the islands. Not much to write about the island, its perfect really – we just sat on the shore and stared at this beautiful island just off the coast.
After Koh Phi Phi we decided to head down to another island south of the Krabi Provence, Koh Lanta. We heard it was a bit less touristy, quieter and cheaper than its northern cousins. We had intended to spend 4 days. 13 days later…. We were still there. We arrived at Saladan, the biggest town […]
A Chinese woman stands amidst a throng of tourists frozen in ridiculous poses in waist deep water, and quietly vomits into the turquoise blue as cameras click all around her. Nobody seems to notice. Welcome to Maya Bay, the location of the Leonardo Di Caprio blockbuster ‘The Beach‘. The plot of the movie is as […]
I (Ryan) took my camera down to the beach one night while staying on Phi Phi. I got some great long exposure shots (up to 20 seconds), where the moon makes the scene seem like sunrise (really its very dark).
Asha’s 26th birthday was celebrated in style, on a beach on the far side of Phi Phi Island in the Andaman sea. When you find a place like this, its hard to leave, and we kept extending our time on the island, eventually leaving after 6 days. When the bungalows were fully booked the staff […]
If you are an Australian who gets flustered by Aussies behaving badly overseas and doesn’t have a sense of humour, stay clear of Patong. Allow me to take you there: massive nightclubs with hundreds of bars spewing dance floor tunes out into the busy streets, girls dancing on poles, awful tattoos adorning leathery skin, sun […]
After Asha’s 3 week head start, I (I being Ryan) finally left Australia on January 31st. To kick off our trip together, Asha and I spent four days hanging around Singapore. We stayed with Asha’s dad Big Al, Gelay and Gabby – lazing by the pool, interrupting Al’s daytime ‘Rome: Total Warfare’ sessions, riding around […]
Back in Kathmandu, we met up with Lilli (a Griffith family favourite who also happens to be Joel’s girlfriend) and her mum and brother- Annie and Jacob. Lilli and her family had been scooting about the desert in Rajasthan and we all felt we deserved some pretty serious pampering. So we (and by “we” I […]
My Dad, Big Al, has just tipped over the 60 years old mark and he’s in pretty good shape for an old guy. Last year he decided that it was time to do less sitting and more trekking. So what better place to flaunt your physical prowess but the biggest mountains of all- the Himalayas! […]