Just half an hour’s bus ride from central Dublin, the Dublin Mountains are a top spot for Dubliners to spend their weekends – but there’s no reason why backpackers can’t also combine a stop at one of the many hotels in Dublin with day trips out into the mountains.
Month: January 2011
“You’re lucky you’re not unconscious right now” the doctor said to me. Although I was shocked, I knew something was wrong when I had finally decided to get medical attention. I had the feeling of ‘pins-and-needles’ coming up through my body as walking became more difficult. Stephanie was there to hold onto me and to get me to the clinic. Luckily, this beach has dozens of clinics spread out all within walking distance making it quite easy to find one.
Koh Lanta has easily been my favorite island in Thailand. It’s less crowded and has more of an intimate feeling towards it. It was a relief after the overcrowded mayhem of Phuket and Koh Phi Phi. With not a clue what there was to do on the island, we rented a motorbike and looked at the map trying to guess what we thought was worth a visit. Dotted near the middle, there’s a mark for Khao Mai Kaew Cave, our guidebook doesn’t say much besides that is it one of the best caves you can visit in Thailand.
This is my third time back in Bangkok and I’m still not tired of it. I met up with Stephanie and her friend Liz at the airport as I arrived too. They had just come back from a camper van trip for two months in Australia. I was their tour guide for the first few days while I remembered all there was to do in Bangkok. Mostly aimless walking which is so easy to do in Bangkok. We were preparing ourselves for the bigger night out for New Years Eve though I did seem to forget how dangerous a bucket can be on one of our first night out. Puking on the streets of Koh San Road is not a good look but considering the type of parties that street has, I wasn’t the only one.
Today marks 600 days of living outside of the box. Over two years ago, I had this grand idea to travel the world and to see and experience as many things as possible. The more research I did, the more I felt I had to see and the longer I knew this lifestyle would exist in my life. For the first few months of my trip, it all felt like a dream. I was city hopping every few days (or everyday), going from village to village, going to every world heritage cultural site, and meeting an endless amount of people. The hardest part of my day was figuring out what to eat from the endless selection in every country. It was exactly what I wanted… or so I thought.