Bridges, boats & bikes | The Dam Diaries

I amsterdam travelling letters

I’d always had an idea of what I’d expected Amsterdam to be like. A picturesque city full of vintage bicycles, Dutch barges lining the moorings of the canals and beautiful townhouses hoarding a history we couldn’t possibly prevail. Whilst that was the case, my naive mind hadn’t fully comprehended the Red Light District and all that the Dam has to […]

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Part I: If you look up paradise in the dictionary…

heaven, as the final abode of the righteous. a place of extreme beauty, delight, or happiness. a state of supreme happiness; bliss. If I wrote the dictionary, I’d only need one word for the meaning of paradise. Thailand. Last year I was lucky enough to be able to take 16 days out of my busy work schedule to enjoy a “relaxing” holiday in some of the most beautiful areas of Thailand. I’m not a good flyer, earlier this year I had a bad flight which I was adamant had put me off for life. I’d never been so frightened, then to find out I’d have to endure 7 flights in just over 2 weeks, I was a little wary. So, two 6 1/2 hour flights later, with a quick connection in Dubai, we had arrived at our first destination. Bangkok. It was hot, humid and hectic to say the least. Bangkok is a very busy place! After queuing for a taxi, we were taken to our hotel only to return back to the airport we had just left in 11 hours time. We were staying at the Amari Boulevard, trip advisor link here. If I’m honest, I’m glad it was just for one night. After a much needed shower and getting ready for some well deserved food, we decided to hit the streets of Bangkok in search for some authentic grub. After an hour or so of walking around all […]

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