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Packing; the top 10 essentials you’ll need for your trip

Packing, top 10 essentials
I’ve been asked a on a number of occasions how I travel so light when I’m on a trip, honestly? I really really don’t. It’s important to keep the number of items you take on a trip with you to a minimum, so I’ve given it my best and collated my list of the top 10 items when travelling.

1. Fitbit – yes, I’m a Fitbit addict and after over a years’ worth of ownership I swear by my fitness friend. My Fitbit tracks my steps taken/distance covered/calories burnt whilst on the road and is my number one pick for travelling. It also doubles up as a watch too!

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Asia; Phuket: Lady Boy Culture.

Step out on the streets of Phuket and you instantly feel like you’ve entered another realm. Patong Bay comes is alive with the eccentric and the wonderful, it provided me with a bizarre experience which was partially down to Lady Boy culture.

Strolling down Patong Bay you are exposed to bars laced with Lady Boys and prostitution (one openly stating – Ladies upstairs, Lady Boys downstairs), this seedy vibe is undoubtedly reinforced by the hotels and merchandise, our mini bar came including a pack of Durex, not quite what I expected!

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After a few hours strolling up and down the strip you became accustomed to the culture, it wouldn’t be so different to Blackpool (England) if it weren’t for the Lady Boys and glorious sun shine.

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Asia; Flying with Bangkok Airways.

Bangkok Airways, the cheap, easy way to fly around Asia. As always with these budget airlines, I’m sceptical when it comes to the facilities, and service they provide. For only £29 for a flight how can they possibly provide good service when compared to the western companies who, let’s be honest, fail in this department.

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To my great surprise, and I do really mean great, Bangkok Airways provide one of the highest, if not these highest, ranking short hall services in the world. Continue reading

Asia; Thailand: how to stay safe on a Tuk Tuk

Bangkok, renowned for the notorious Tuk Tuk. These days more and more tourists flock to the beautiful capital of Thailand to dive into the culture, experience the cuisine of the East and shop among some of the cheapest markets.

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When attempting to get around this city of hustle and bustle a Tuk Tuk can be quite the appealing. Drivers will lure you in with their knowledge and promises to take you to see the true heart of the capital, but be warned, Tuk Tuk’s are not always what they appear. Continue reading