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Showing posts from April, 2018

Koh Samui island life

It's been a lovely week on Koh Samui Island, not that we've done much. It's the Thai New Year Songkran holiday and one of the busiest times of the year for travel. We've been Island hopping, last week Koh Phangan, the party island This week the more sophisticated, Bophut Beach on Koh Samui. I first arrived on the island of Koh Samui in the early 1980's. Back then we seemed to travel for days on the bus, train and a boat to arrive. Now it's less than one hours flight from Bangkok. It was an idyllic paradise for me, of beach huts under the coconut trees. It still has its charm, don't you think? Even though I no longer arrive with my backpack! We have been back to Koh Samui on several occasions since then, I still love Koh Samui. This time have chosen to stay close to the airport on Bhoput beach and close to Fisherman's village. It was a perfect place for us to kick back relax and unwind. The hardest decision of the day was where to h

Lazy days and sunsets on Koh Phangan

We've been away for a little holiday on one of Thailand's gorgeous islands, Koh Phangan. It's been a chance to kick back, relax, unwind, ignore the dawn break,  and check out the sunsets and do very little! I have continued with my Blogging from A to Z (2018) Challenge  with the following posts on my new Little Wandering Wren Wordpresss blog. The posts since last week are below with the links: H is for Happy Easter in Bangkok : I is for Images of Thailand : J is for Jim Thompson, Bangkok K is for Koh Phangan : L is for Life in Lumpini Park : M is for Muay Thai, Thailand Thank you to all of you who have stopped by there and here to say hello Have a great week!

Wonderful Wanderings in Seoul, South Korea

Come with me, let's go on a little wander in Seoul, South Korea! I think like me, you might be pleasantly surprised. I loved the history (even if most of it is rebuilt),  I loved the trend of dressing up in period clothes to visit the Royal Palaces anyone wearing  the traditional Hanbok costumes  gets free entry into the historic sites,  how about that for a good idea? I loved the vibrant colours everywhere... I found the city extremely modern, the transport network was impressive at the people were surprisingly upbeat considering their neighbours.  It was spring so that means candy floss and cherry blossom season.  The weather was perfect! Practically the first place we went to was the Jogyesa Temple,  I mean how could you not be attracted to this colourful scene? The Jogyesa Temple is the main temple in Seoul and the centre of Korean Buddhism. It was built in the late 14th century, but like most of Seoul was des