The Grumpy Traveller: Vol 1

This week on Bella Green I'd like to introduce a very special guest writer - The Grumpy Traveller, who will be talking about some of the trials and tribulations discovered during long term travel. I think in this day and age where certain bloggers and people on social media paint pristine pictures of their lives it's important to … Continue reading The Grumpy Traveller: Vol 1

Vietnam: Trekking with Sapa O’Chau

Located in the Lao Cai region of North West Vietnam and bordering China, Sapa is a very pretty (almost Alpine-ish) mountain town. It's surrounded by lots of hill tribe villages,  rice terraces and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. After spending one night in Hanoi we took a 10pm night bus to Sapa. We booked … Continue reading Vietnam: Trekking with Sapa O’Chau

Travelguide: My Three Weeks in Southern Thailand

It's now been nearly five months since we left the UK. After our time in Sri Lanka (click here for my travelguide) we headed back to Thailand to meet my sister Fiona. Here's a brief summary (check out our couple of seconds a day video on youtube!) of the time we've had there and hopefully … Continue reading Travelguide: My Three Weeks in Southern Thailand

Travelguide: My One Month in Sri Lanka

It's now been four months since we left the UK. After our time in Central and Northern Thailand (click here for my travelguide) we headed to Sri Lanka. Here's a brief summary (check out our couple of seconds a day video on youtube!) of the time we've had there and hopefully some hints and tips … Continue reading Travelguide: My One Month in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Sthree – Supporting Women’s Development in Kandy

We've nearly been in Sri Lanka now for two weeks and our second stop was Kandy. For travellers (us included) this place is usually a quick one or two night stop off to explore Sigiriya and Dambulla. Whilst in Kandy we stumbled upon the Sthree social enterprise which is one of the Women's Development Centre projects. … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Sthree – Supporting Women’s Development in Kandy

Travelguide: My Two Months in Central and Northern Thailand

It's now been 14 weeks since we left the UK. After our time in Japan (click here for my travelguide) we headed to Thailand. Here's a brief summary (check out our couple of seconds a day video on youtube!) of the time we've had there and hopefully some hints and tips for those of you … Continue reading Travelguide: My Two Months in Central and Northern Thailand

Thailand: Sustainable City Guide – Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is northern Thailand's largest city located in a valley on the banks of the Ping River. The city itself is quite modern but has an old town surrounded by gates and walls which further afield is surrounded by rainforest, mountains and waterfalls. Getting around Despite being the north's largest city, Chiang Mai isn't too … Continue reading Thailand: Sustainable City Guide – Chiang Mai