The Wandering Dropout

After trying really hard to find something useful to be good at, it looks like my calling in life is to travel and eat



Chiang Mai food: oh how I love you

I spent a speedy 3 days in Chiang Mai, one of my favourite places in Thailand, and did my previous trip proud by just mostly eating all day long and well into the eve.

There are multiple markets in the chilled, temple-filled city but my favourite has to be the one at the entrance to Tha Pae gate. Continue reading “Chiang Mai food: oh how I love you”



Taking the elephants for a little drinks break after breakfast, before we took them off for a good old spa session, with mud bath and body scrub included.

Slathering mud on an elephant while half-heartedly trying to avoid it spraying you with water is an excellent way to cool off from Chiang Mai’s humid summer heat.

Review: Flying long haul with Norwegian Air

As part of my spending-as-little-money-as-possible plan, I booked my flights to Bangkok with Norwegian Air, a budget airline that I’ve previously only flown with to Finland. I spent a total of £165 to get from London to Bangkok, so I expected to be roughing it a bit – especially since I decided against hold luggage (about £40 to add, £20 for each leg of the flight) and other little extras like food, which I decided was not necessary for £25.

Well, I have been completely and surprisingly delighted with my experience so far. Continue reading “Review: Flying long haul with Norwegian Air”

Thoughts from a reluctant Full Moon Party-goer

My name is Maija, and I went to a Full Moon party on Koh Phangan. Not just any old full moon party, but the reaaaally massive one held on New Year’s Eve. 

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