HGAT Guide to Phuket

GETTING THERE Aware of what happened on our last domestic flight, we packed lightly and headed to CNX airport. Thankfully, there were no issues and we were infact able to pack a whole 5kg more! We left CNX at 9am and arrived in Phuket International Airport (HKT) two hours later via Thai Smile airlines.

HGAT Guide to Chiang Mai

GETTING THERE Having been in BKK for a couple of days, we caught a domestic flight via Thai Lion Air to Chiang Mai (CNX) from the DMK airport. Leaving BKK at 10:15am, the entire journey took 1h15m meaning we had a whole day to spend in this relaxed city.

Nahm, Bangkok

Do any of you have those days where you realllly question life? I have had two of them. The first was when I went on my first date with BW and after such a great day, it was time to say goodbye. I went for the wave whilst he went in for the hug, and […]

HGAT Guide to Bangkok

GETTING THERE Getting to Bangkok entails a 11.5 hour direct flight from Heathrow via British Airways and Thai Airways. As we were stopping over in Dubai for a few days on the way back, it made sense for us to fly by Emirates which involved a 2 hour stopover on the way there, so altogether […]

Royal China, Dubai

I have a little secret that I’ve been dying to share with you guys. No, I’m not pregnant, but it’s a restaurant that I’ve kept hidden from you all for far too long and it would be selfish of me not to share. You see, BW introduced me to this place a while back, and ever […]

HGAT Guide to Barcelona

Growing up, I was never really enticed by Europe. I could only recall a school trip to Amsterdam, and an occasional visit to Brussels with family friends when I was younger, and never seemed interested. BW, on the other hand, grew up visiting Europe every summer. Whilst I was taken to Disneyland, he would go […]

HGAT Guide to Amsterdam

Want to know how to win a way into my heart? Presents. Not giving them, obviously, but receiving them. Ripping open the wrapping paper to reveal the gift of your dreams is what I would wait for for 364 days every year until my birthday came along. Now that I’m married, it seems that I’m […]

Slider Station, Dubai

Being a tourist in a country you’ve visited probably 1000 times means you’ve done all the touristy things, again and again. Sand dunes? Check. All 500 malls? Of course. Burj Al Arab? That’s so last century. Despite having done absolutely everything, what I can’t say I’ve done is the Burj Khalifa with a full on […]

Pantry Café, Dubai

In between the fancypants dinners and lunchtime burgers, I was dying for a something a little more normal, you know? Specifically along the lines of poached eggs, fluffy pancakes, syrupy french toast, that kind of thing. So when my lovely and dearest aunt asked to meet for breakfast, I jumped at the offer, and got […]

Nusr-Et, Dubai

Having finally managed to squeeze in one date night on our most recent trip to Dubai, I forcibly encouraged BW to choose somewhere nice. I wanted to be (halal) wined and dined; not just taken somewhere last minute to put an end to my nagging! I was pleasantly surprised to find that he had booked […]