The south-east Asian backpacking circuit is well established. From Bangkok, travellers head north-west to Chang Mai, Pai and trekking in the golden triangle, before heading east into the small country of Laos. Most travellers cross the border and then get on “the slow boat to Laos”. That is exactly what we did on our five… Continue reading The Slow Boat to Laos – A Two Day Treat
So as a traveller you go trekking Northern Thailand. Why? I don’t really know, it’s just what you do…so it’s what we did. Trekking in this area of the world is a great way to get out and see the jungle of the Thai/Burmese border, see life in the hill tribes and is a rewarding… Continue reading Trekking Northern Thailand from Pai-land
Life in Pai, for backpackers at least, is simple, chilled and fun. Is that why it holds such a pull over the backpacking community. This is the story of our time there.
The first time I visited Chiang Mai was during our five month trip around Asia. I can tell you that I am struggling to remember much of what we did. It has all blurred into the mists of mis-memory (I think I just invented a word) and is the sum of our photos. But seeing… Continue reading Mis-memories of Chiang Mai, Thailand
Taking the night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a great adventure and an even greater way to travel between Thailand’s two major cities.
Bangkok, a sprawling Asian metropolis of almost 8.3 million people, is the capital of Thailand. Glittering shopping malls and glittering temples abound, and through it all, the Chao Phraya river flows. However, if it is your first time visiting the city, it is highly possible you will end up on the infamous backpacker street in… Continue reading That Backpacker Street in Bangkok – Khao San Road
Are you a dark tourist? What is dark tourism? Here at Flying Fluskey we most certainly are dark tourists! That is why we are sharing (what we think are) the best dark tourism places around the world. But first:
Taking to the tracks is such a joy. I know that we are Flying Fluskeys, and flying also makes me a happy girl, but there is something special about a train journey. (I don’t mean my morning commute). People say romantic, honestly, I’m not sure I could call it that, but it is kinda special.… Continue reading Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel
My hubby, Mr Fluskey, has a travel quirk that most people don’t understand. He likes to eat a McDonald’s Big Mac in every new country he visits. After a long debate about this, I bent to his will. To try and alleviate my slight corporation guilt, I try to eat something from the menu that… Continue reading Backpacking with Burgers – Munching on McDonald’s