Go behind the scenes with Lena and Sue: What were they thinking? What happened off-camera? What happened when they missed their train to Kanchanaburi? Read on to find out.
Sue bids farewell to Thailand while remembering the biggest highlights.
10th Apr 17
Travel writing doesn’t just improve your writing—it makes you a better person.
7th Apr 17
No fear of the unknown should stop you from exploring new places.
27th Mar 17
Being a professional travel writer is, and isn’t, as glamorous as it sounds.
3rd Mar 17
Just when Lena thought she’d seen everything Thai markets offer…
28th Feb 17
The If you’re looking for an excuse to visit Thailand, here are four.
22nd Feb 17
Whether relaxing or panicking, it’s the journey that matters most.
14th Feb 17
Buddhism is a religion, not an accessory of trendy home decor.
9th Feb 17
Sometimes, the biggest culture shock is what you can and can’t openly discuss.
7th Feb 17
How did Lena feel after two weeks of travelling with Sue?
2nd Feb 17
You’ll never guess what Sue got branded forever on her foot.
20th Jan 17
In the immortal acronym-words of Drake: YOLO.
17th Jan 17
Sue’s biggest problem with Thai massages: You can’t understand the masseuses’ gossip.
12th Jan 17
If you’re looking for good eats, take to the street… meats.
11th Jan 17
From sharpening your chess game to slurping endless noodles, Cathay Pacific has you covered.
26th Dec 16
When you’re on the road, only real food keeps the hanger at bay.
22nd Dec 16
With glistening temples and a playful vibe, Sue would happily call Thailand home.
19th Dec 16
With infectious energy and beautiful dancers, nobody dances like they do in Thai cabarets.
16th Dec 16
Searching for the heart of Thailand in its northern jungles.
14th Dec 16
Don’t try this at home. (Unless your home is also a Thai cooking school.)
12th Dec 16
Nothing helps you escape the bustle of Thailand like a cup of tea.
9th Dec 16
A more effective anti-drug ad than “This is Your Brain on Drugs”.
8th Dec 16
It’s like a raunchy, hyper-masculine, American frontier tavern for Buddhists.
7th Dec 16
If you’re ever riding in a pickup truck racing up a mountain, jump out.
6th Dec 16
This place resembles an ice palace in a fairy tale.
5th Dec 16
He also happens to make a mean burger.
1st Dec 16
Of all the land transit in Thailand, the sleeper train wins.
30th Nov 16
The 2016 Yi Peng festival was dazzling, popular—and ended in the hospital.
29th Nov 16
Yi Peng, one of Chiang Mai’s biggest festivals, is even bigger than we thought.
28th Nov 16
Riding in wooden trains, sleeper cars and pickup trucks across Thailand.
24th Nov 16
Lena, now officially nicknamed Mom, got a little stressed.
23rd Nov 16
Not all elephant sanctuaries are ethical. Thankfully, Elephants World is.
22nd Nov 16
“Tourists snap selfies on the bridge. I don’t understand any of this.”
21st Nov 16
Who was S. Bedford, the 22-year-old Cambridgeshire Regiment private?
18th Nov 16
Mourning the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok.
17th Nov 16
At Bangkok’s amulet market, not everyone wants to chat with travel writers.
16th Nov 16
The traveller’s dilemma: Do you pay what you’re charged, or bargain down?
15th Nov 16
Humid, flood-prone and home to 15 million, Bangkok is a marvel.
14th Nov 16
Airport lounges literally take your travel experience from a two to a 10.
11th Nov 16
Sue’s no anti-vaxxer, but that doesn’t mean she likes getting stabbed in the arm.
8th Nov 16
Sue’s visited 50 countries in a decade. What’s she running from?
7th Nov 16
Travel isn’t about “finding yourself.” It’s about becoming someone new.
6th Nov 16
These places are so cool, James Bond had a duel to the death there.
5th Nov 16
Lena likes mountains. Sue, less so. This makes Sue very, very worried.
4th Nov 16
Your guide to greetings, utensils and common courtesies in Thailand.
3rd Nov 16
Not literally, of course. It’s a metaphor… for life.
2nd Nov 16
The first time Lena went to Thailand, she nearly got rabies.
2nd Nov 16